cafepress for skate rats
July 14, 2006 11:53 AM   Subscribe

BOARDPUSHER is basically Cafepress, but for skateboard decks. If you've always wanted to design your own deck, now is your chance.
posted by mathowie (30 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
To test it out I made a MeFi deck which is so-so.

If this was around when I was 15 years old, I would have spent every day making a new deck. As it was, I used to just sit and draw them all day.
posted by mathowie at 11:55 AM on July 14, 2006


Excellent. I wonder what quality level we're talking about here.
posted by absalom at 12:04 PM on July 14, 2006


Well, they say they're real 7-ply canadian wood decks like every other deck you can buy at a shop but I have no idea what the paint/printing is like.

I just ordered one to see though.
posted by mathowie at 12:07 PM on July 14, 2006


I'm not remotely interested in skateboarding, but this is still pretty cool.
posted by Gator at 12:09 PM on July 14, 2006


matt, did you order the metafilter branded one?
posted by shoepal at 12:10 PM on July 14, 2006


I didn't see any longboard decks. Boo.

Great idea, though.
posted by lyam at 12:14 PM on July 14, 2006


Never really understood the appeal of skateboarding.
posted by tadellin at 12:15 PM on July 14, 2006


I never understood the appeal of not skateboarding.
posted by grimcity at 12:16 PM on July 14, 2006


I never understood the appeal of vegetables.
posted by Pastabagel at 12:26 PM on July 14, 2006


Select Your deck Size

Heh. /sophomoric
posted by ZenMasterThis at 12:30 PM on July 14, 2006


I designed the graphics for a deck in the late 1980s. It was made by an offshoot of Madrid Skateboards. My friend Joe Bowers (now at Alien Workshop) came up with the name and shape (Ditch Bitch). I wish I had kept a model for myself.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 12:32 PM on July 14, 2006


This is a perfect wedding gift for my cousin, who's gone through so many decks he's repurposed them as bookshelves. Maybe could put a picture of his baby on it. Thanks for the link!
posted by goofyfoot at 12:44 PM on July 14, 2006


Matt, I was like you. I must have filled so many pages of my "awesome" deck designs, though I cringe to think what they looked like now, probably all variations of punk band album covers.

Can you remember to give us an update of what it looks like when it comes Matt?
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 1:06 PM on July 14, 2006


And also, Matt, could you scan in some of your old designs? :)
posted by inigo2 at 1:14 PM on July 14, 2006


Rad.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:21 PM on July 14, 2006


This is a crime.
posted by bardic at 1:24 PM on July 14, 2006


gnarly! ps spreadshirt is miles better than cafepress
posted by dabitch at 1:34 PM on July 14, 2006


Gator: you're nick would imply otherwise. Mark 'Gator' Rogowski
I used to sooo rock the Gator shorts (jams)!
posted by imaswinger at 1:45 PM on July 14, 2006


Gator came to a bad end, actually. Homicide conviction. There's a documentary about it floating out there somewhere.
posted by absalom at 1:53 PM on July 14, 2006


Homicide conviction.... Bah! Who didn't commit homicide back in the old days?
posted by R. Mutt at 2:22 PM on July 14, 2006


At what age is it inapropriate to still want to learn how to skate? When are you supposed to stop thinking skateboarding is cool? Because I'm not there yet.
posted by sveskemus at 2:23 PM on July 14, 2006


that link doesn't lead to where you think it does, imaswinger.
posted by crunchland at 2:24 PM on July 14, 2006


This doesn't look inappropriate and that dude's gotta be pushing 60.
posted by mathowie at 2:44 PM on July 14, 2006


Now I have no excuse not to pick it up.

Grandpa can do it and I can get a cheap board with a Jim Woodring or something on it.
posted by sonofsamiam at 2:49 PM on July 14, 2006


Yeah, if memory serves, he had a really fucked up relationship with this one girl, eventually became zealously born again, and ended up (raping and?) killing his girlfriend's friend in one of those jealous-crime-of-passion things. Still in prison in CA.
posted by absalom at 5:13 PM on July 14, 2006


This is a crime.
posted by bardic at 3:24 PM CST on July 14 [+fave] [!]


Designing Skateboards is not a crime, man. Quit hasslin' us.
posted by Ynoxas at 8:50 PM on July 14, 2006


It kinda makes me wish I could balance myself on a piece of wood. (Not that kind of wood you sick people!)
posted by liquorice at 9:11 PM on July 14, 2006


At what age is it inapropriate to still want to learn how to skate?

87?

Cafepress stuff is shit quality. Just saying.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:56 PM on July 14, 2006


Wouldn't let me upload my "nosferatu" picture. Bummer. I sued to ride my board to work everyday when I was a kid, but I don't skate much anymore. I'm over 260, tough to find a board for the beefier iron afficianado.
/I suppose I could switch to cardio...but I don't do salad.
posted by Smedleyman at 10:22 PM on July 14, 2006


Metafilter, the board has arrived.
posted by shoepal at 11:04 PM on July 25, 2006


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