Are Sub-8″ Skateboards as Taboo as Mall Grabs? | Ishod Wair attempts to bring back the 7.5″
Leave it to Boil The Ocean to create a poetic ode to Real skateboards further bringing back the nineties by offering a 7.56″ skate deck with Ishod Wair’s name on it.
Is anyone ready to break the sub-eight inch deck yet?
“In what has emerged as the final hardgood taboo, skating seven-anythings since roughly 2004 first became the domain of those lingering devotees to the San Diego school of tongue-puffery who felt PJ Ladd’s wonderful and horrible vibes but never fully boarded Eastern Exposure’s subterranean railroad. The Baker/Zero axis carried a machismo and masochism that soon elbowed once-stalwart 7.75s into a minority position on shop walls, and the advent of Anti-Hero as the guiding force into the aughts made such sizes an endangered species; by the time Justin Figuoera gloated how alighting upon his 8.5-plus ironing board felt like landing in your living room, anything below the 8″ mark had become a subject of open derision, similar to a wizard staff built from craft microbrews or the dreaded mall grab. The age of the big, swinging deck had been cemented.”