Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dirt Wheels.

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

1 comment:

Dan said...

The DIRT Board was Really Fun! That picture of Jeff was taken at Flag Pole Hill in Dallas,Tx, we also snowboarded there on the few times it snowed in Dallas. There is a picture of Jeff on the same jump on a snowboard in local Dallas newspaper.