Polarizers are all the new rage. Throwback from 60s skateboard designs, you can now ride the OG with new school skateboard tech.
Artwork by Neil Blender
Neil Blender is a skateboarding legend who has left his mark on the sport in many ways. He is known for his innovative tricks, his creative style, and his contributions to the skateboarding industry.
Blender was born in San Diego, California in 1963. He began skateboarding at a young age, and quickly became one of the most talented skaters in the world. In 1981, he turned professional at the age of 18.
Blender is known for his innovative tricks. He invented or popularized several tricks, including the Wooly Mammoth, the Gay Twist, the Donner Party, and the Front Truck Pivot. He was also one of the first skaters to use handrails and ledges in his tricks.
Blender's style was also unique. He was known for his loose, flowing approach to skateboarding. He often skated switch (with his non-dominant foot forward), and he was able to do tricks that other skaters could not.
Blender's contributions to the skateboarding industry are also significant. He was one of the first skaters to design his own board graphics. He also founded the skateboarding company Alien Workshop, which was one of the most successful companies of the 1990s.
Blender retired from professional skateboarding in 1996. However, he has remained active in the skateboarding community. He continues to skate, and he also works as an artist and entrepreneur.
In 2015, Blender was inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. He is one of the most respected and influential figures in skateboarding history.
Blender's legacy is one of innovation, creativity, and style. He is an inspiration to skaters of all levels, and his influence can be seen in the skateboarding world today.
Here are some additional thoughts on Neil Blender:
- He is a true original. His style of skateboarding was unique and ahead of its time.
- He was a pioneer in the use of handrails and ledges. He helped to expand the possibilities of what could be done on a skateboard.
- He was a gifted artist. His board graphics were some of the most creative and eye-catching of his era.
- He was a successful businessman. He founded Alien Workshop, which became one of the most successful skateboarding companies of all time.
Neil Blender is a skateboarding legend. He is an inspiration to skaters of all levels, and his influence can be seen in the skateboarding world today.
1960s Style Skateboards
Skateboarding first emerged in the 1960s as a way for surfers to practice their skills on land during the off-season. Early skateboards were made of wood and had metal wheels. They were relatively simple in design, and there were not many tricks that could be done on them.
However, skateboarding quickly gained popularity, and by the late 1960s, there were dedicated skateboard parks and competitions. Skateboards also began to evolve, with new materials and designs being introduced. In the 1970s, for example, urethane wheels were developed, which made skateboarding much smoother and more responsive.
1960s skateboards are now considered to be collectors' items. They are often made of rare woods and have unique designs. Some of the most valuable 1960s skateboards can sell for thousands of dollars.
With a Polarizer, you can ride a 1960s styled board with modern components.
- Length: 27.5" / 70.0 cm
- Width: 6.0" / 15.2 cm
- Wheelbase: Custom
- Concave: Flat
- Nose / Tail: Yes / Yes - Both inverted 1960s style
- Rocker / Camber: No
- Construction: 7 Ply North American Maple built by BBS
- Grip Tape: No
- Special Features: Designed for Polarizer Trucks (4.5"). Drill it yourself based on your personal tastes.
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