Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The ongoing war on the screwdriver.
Here is a sampling of bolt options from the later half of the 1990s.
Shorty's came up with Silverados, which featured two silver bolts that you could put at the front of your board to help tell the difference between the nose and tail. Lucky also had hardware that came with a single green bolt to serve the same purpose.
The company that brought you Bridge Bolts created Nutlocks. The little device held the nut in place so you didn't need a wrench to tighten the bolt. This one is a decent idea in all honesty.
Expedition crafted decks with the mounting hardware built into the board. I remember seeing at least one of these boards back then. I thought the bolts were attached to the board, but the photo suggests the nut is what was imbedded in the plies.
Randoms kept the Thunderbolt idea alive with an assortment of cute characters to pound into the top of your board. Randoms upgraded to a more streamlined and punk rock looking design in the years ahead. They even put together a team with some guys who were ams for Black Label and Foundation.
Silverados: Thrasher - April 1996 Volume 16 Number 4
Nutlocks: Transworld - December 1997 Volume 15 Number 12
Inerlock: Slap - September 1999 Volume 8 Number 9
Randoms: Slap - October 1999 Volume 8 Number 10