Renewed
November 20, 2009

I changed the grip up a bit so why not the whole thing?

Started off by covering the enuff logo.

Back in black.

Covered the yellow on top too. It looks a bit like alex from aside’s deck except with blue instead of green bits.

I’m pretty stoked with the result.

Soothing
November 19, 2009

There are a few things that make me feel awesome in a calm way. Shaping is one of them but today I did a bit of gripping which gives a similar feeling.

Scalpel?

SCO!

Done. What to do with the waste?

Put it within hideous blue griptape.

It looks a bit more interesting now.

Mabe Skate Sesh
October 12, 2009

First time at Mabe. Brought my old school and that didn’t work out too well at the park so I had a go on Ben’s board. It was sicckkk.

panned exposure scosurf sco surfThe way the human body warps in long exposures.

bad aim scosurf sco surfI should use the viewfinder more often.

open wound scosurf sco surfGotta get a few shots of reopened scabs in this blog.

elbow vertical scosurf sco surfHere’s another one.

sco skateboard scosurf sco surfPhil busting an old school air on my old school sco board.

full commit scosurf sco surfEndy has full commitment.

elbow hurt scosurf sco surfPhil going crazy about his renewed battle wound.

5 seconds exposure scosurf sco surfA five second exposure of a skateboarder.

green light scosurf sco surfWhenever you see a green flash right before the sun goes down, it means a soul has come back from the dead. In this case it just means there’s an Asda near the skatepark.

New Room
October 5, 2009

Got a new room this year. Same house, different floor.

side angle scosurf sco surf nike 6.0 skateboarding shoesMy proud line up of skate shoes from tech to mid tech to lo tech.

front view scosurf sco surf skateboards nike vans skate shoes macbethJust gotta slap some trucks and wheels onto the middle board.

mummy sleeping bag scosurf sco surfThis thing should keep me warm through the cold Cornish winters.

macbeth vegan skate shoes scosurf sco surfAlex from Aside gave me a pair of shoes that were too small for him. They’re vegan.

vegan macbeth skate shoes scosurf sco surfNot quite Vans Authentics.

Deck Numero Tres
September 12, 2009

I made another deck today. This time I used poplar wood. It was pretty thick so I planed it down a couple of times. Not the flexiest of boards but it’s made for cruising. This is probably my cleanest board yet.
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The default four stripes that rep SCO! Took out the dark blue and replaced it with a light brown.

scoskateboardtwoNot sure how I’m going to grip the top yet.

Another Deck For Stolen Griptape
September 11, 2009

Since I stole Matt’s griptape yesterday when I was making my skateboard deck, he made me build him a deck. I’m super stoked with the outline and the graphic on the bottom.

Sco Skateboards Front ViewSorry for the blue drips.

Sco Skateboard Back ViewAngular tail.

Sco Skateboard SquaresAwesome colour palette.

Sco Skateboard StokeMatt seems to be pretty stoked with his new board.

Sco Skate Turn One

Turning.

Sco Skateboard Turn Two

Turning.

Sco Skateboard Turn Three

Slide.

Sco Skateboard HandstandMatt show his skills.

Sco Skateboard ChillMy board was just chilling in the grass while all this happened.

Sco Skateboard Station TwoThis cardboard box is where most of the deck construction happened.

Sco Skateboard Station OneSince Mitch started his deck today I moved over to this station.

New Skateboard Deck
September 10, 2009

Thought about making another surfboard. Ended up making a skateboard deck. This is the second time I’ve made a deck with fiberglass. The last time I made one was about four years ago. The skills and techniques I gained from building surfboards definitely sped up the process. I’m extremely happy with the result.

Sco Skateboard Deck TemplateLike  a surfboard, it always starts with a template.

Sco Skateboard Deck BeginningsGotta cut the wood.

Sco Skateboard Sanded RailsThe rails were rounded with a surform planer and sandpaper.

spraystationCardboard boxes are pretty essential for making decks. This is the spray station.

Sco Skateboard White DeckI thought white would look nice under the resin

Sco Skateboard Coloured DeckColours look better on white when you’re going for a retro look.

Sco SkateboardGotta add the sco.

Sco Skateboard Close UpSco close up with some posca trials.

Sco Skateboard Fiberglass CutCut and laid out.

Sco Skateboard Laminating StartMitch was repairing the fins on a board he made while I worked my deck.

Sco Skateboard LaminationMy first lam attempt.

Sco Skateboard SubtleLam failure. I actually like the way it looks.

Sco Skateboard Resin DripHot coat on deck.

Sco Skateboard Lamination ProcessSuccessful lam attempt on the buttom.

Sco Skateboard Top LaminationFinished top lam.

Sco Skateboard Bottom LaminationFinished bottom lam.

I WonderI placed the trucks on the deck to see what the finished board would look like. It looked mint.

Sco Skateboard Grip TapeI stole Matt’s grip that’s been laying in the garage all summer. Cut a slit to show the subtle SCO!

Sco Skateboard FinishedThe finished thing.

Sco Skateboard NowAbout to take a trip. Taken by Stevo.

Sco Skateboard StreetAnd it was pretty sick. Taken by Stevo.

The Art of RetroThe art of retro.

Sco Skateboard CollageHere’s a summary picture.

Quiver Update
August 31, 2009

Here’s everything in my quiver at the mo. I think I’m going to shape one more board then I’m done before I go back to England.
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Last summer a guy at the Frog House asked me if I was only looking for blue boards. The answer still is yes. (4’6 Stub, 5’6 Peanut Alaia, 5’6.5 Thruster, 5’8 Single Fin, 7’0 Hullish, Enuff Skateboard, Mini board)