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Lester Kasai Oak Leaf 1980s Skateboard Deck

The History Of The Awesome Lester Kasai Oak Leaf Skateboard

The Lester Kasai Oak Leaf 1980s Skateboard Deck Lester Kasai, designer of the 1986 Oak Leaf Deck designer, was one of the top pro skaters of the 1980s.  The 1980s were the days of pools and vert, and the wider “pig deck” reigned supreme.  With its 38.1 cm wheelbase and 26.35 cm width, the Oak Leaf …

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Jim Muir 80s Dogtown Skateboard Deck

The Great Dogtown Skateboard Deck and its Epic History

Why are Dogtown Skateboard Decks so Popular? The greatness of the Dogtown Skateboard is easily recognizable, especially If you were born in the 70s and started skateboarding as a child of the 80s. In fact, you will likely agree that the Dogtown Skateboards made the skaters and artists the godfathers of skating as we have come to …

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Review: A Secret History of the Ollie. Volume 1: The 1970's

Review: A Secret History of the Ollie. Volume 1: The 1970’s

For the past while now I’ve been working my way through the weighty tome, A Secret History of the Ollie, written by Craig B. Snyder. The book caught my attention early on when I heard various skateboard pros make reference to it in interviews. Now the present rediscovery and re-connecting that many are doing with …

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The Most Culturally Important Skateboards of the 70's, 80's and early 90's

Most Culturally Important Skateboards in the 70s, 80s & 90s

Click here to read our Ultimate Retro Skateboard Buying Guide Introduction In a previous article on the Most Iconic Skateboards of the 1980s, we tried to develop a rationale and list of those boards that had the most popular familiarity and thus could be considered iconic. As noted in that article, these boards aren’t necessarily the …

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Natas Kapaus Skate Art: NHS Archives

Treasures of the NHS Secret (Skateboard) Archives: Natas Art

Everyone knows Sean Cliver. Sean was one of the artists who came on board with Powell Peralta in the late 1980’s and is responsible for graphics like the Ray Barbee “Rag Doll” and Steve Cabellero’s “Ban This” deck — not to mention numerous other epic decks from the 1990’s and up to and including our …

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