Tuesday, April 22, 2014
There have always been attempts to take skateboards off road. One method is to make a larger, softer wheel that can handle the dirt. Another is to have inflatable tires or build a contraption that resembles a skateboard for the most part. Adventure today.
The Road Weapon seemed like an unusual wheel to me way back when. It's bigger than a T-Bone and much softer. Corey is riding a Santa Cruz long board in the photo. You would need extra riser pads to prevent wheel bite with a larger wheel, too.
Jeff Phillips and his friends were into dirt boarding as something to do out in the Texas countryside. I think there even was a little video of him riding a dirt board somewhere.
Blockhead ad photos are by El Steam.
Dirt Clods and Road Weapon: Thrasher - July 1989 Volume 9 Number 7
Dirt Board: Transworld - October 1989 Volume 7 Number 6