EZ Ryder Koa Complete By Jef Hartsel and Jay Adams
By far the best and most thought-out complete I've seen built. From the minds of Jef Hartsel and Jay Adams, this EZ Ryder complete is made with Koa wood, which is indigenous to Hawaii (now, pretty much only on the Big Island). With rich reds and browns, Koa has been coveted for centuries by Hawaiians. Pressed with love and built for perfection, this deck is a 4-stringer (Birch) with 5 laminates (Koa) and comes complete with sand casted aluminum trucks (hand-painted black and red by Jef Hartsel at his studio), 45mm 2-tone clay composite wheels, Abec 7 shieldless bearings and stainless steel mounting hardware (traditional and not drilled through the deck).
These EZ Ryder Koa Completes are from the "Product Of Design" exhibit in Los Angeles and were specifically for the Mini Skate Shop. Only a handful of these even exist. Total made, 50 completes. Every board is hand-built by Jef Hartsel. When you purchase one of these completes, know that all funds go back directly to Jef Hartsel and not a wholesaler or distributor, but directly back to the craftsman. Get 1 of the last 5 that Hartsel saved for the Mini Skate Shop. Mahalo...
Scumco & Sons - Mini Skate Shop
I'm very proud to have Scumco & Sons' true handmade goods in the Mini Skate Shop. Out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Scumco & Sons have been steadily garnering respect and loyalty and rightfully so with goods such as the ones available below. The Rinky Dink deck is offered with various exotic wood finishes (bottom ply) such as Redwood Burl, Purpleheart, Eucalyptus, Carpathian Elm Burl, and Bloodwood. They source the wood, get them down to plys and have their board maker in Pennsylvania press them to create these beautiful and functional decks. Don't miss out on the Scumco detachable broomstick/bag Street Sweeper either... it's just plain genius.
Click on the image below to purchase from the Mini Skate Shop. Thank you...
Clinton Perry's Video For Monster Mongo Skate Farm
Photographer, Clinton Perry aka Lil' Rhino, spotted pools, jumped fences, drank copious amounts of beer, skated non-stop, took killer photos, shot a bunch of video and edited this gem from this past September on a Monster Mongo Skate Farm adventure.
Todd Francis Ornament Contest On Instagram
Todd Francis has a contest on Instagram!
For the next four weeks, you've got a chance to win a free set of my, "Tis The Season For Suicide" ornaments, available now through equaldist.com... Just link me a holiday image you think I'd like, (funny, sad, objectionable) by slapping a @toddfrancisart on it and you're entered to win. Will announce the first winner right around the time your turkey day diarrhea has subsided. Hope to it! - Todd Francis @toddfrancisart
[o] by Colt Cannon
Todd Francis Interview In Monster Children 036
Monster Children Issue 036 has a 7-page interview with Todd Francis, starting on page 84. In addition to his interview, MC wrote-up a little review for the 4-set, "Tis The Season For Suicide" ornament series made exclusively for Equal Dist.
Todd Francis' "Tis The Season For Suicide"
Celebrating the tradition of suicides during the holidays, the "Tis the Season for Suicide" series of holiday ornaments by Todd Francis is now available. Displaying some of the most popular ways of ending it all, this set of four ornaments features artwork by the longtime skateboard artist printed on shatterproof, white acrylic ornaments. Sure to be a timeless hit with kids and grandparents alike, they're now available through Equal Distribution. Happy Holidays! - Todd Francis
Todd Francis is an American artist born and raised in Los Angeles. Since 1993 he has created memorable and iconic skateboard graphics for a number of skate companies including Antihero, Element, Spitfire, New Deal and Stereo. In addition, Todd has collaborated on signature design projects with respected brands such as Vans, Nike, Oakley, Stance, and Atlas. His work combines often-bleak humor with environmental and political concerns, using a variety of media to convey his various messages.
Todd has been featured in numerous skate, art and culture magazines like Monster Children, Complex, Print, Color, Slap and The Skateboard Mag, and his artwork has appeared in a long list of gallery shows nationally and internationally, including a 2008 retrospective at the 3131/Equal Dist. Gallery in San Francisco, CA and in the board graphics section of several of the Beautiful Losers art shows from 2004-05. He is also a featured artist and speaker in the ongoing Full Deck : A Short History of Skate Art, a traveling art show that's toured major galleries since 2009. Releasing in early 2013 is Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis, a book spotlighting his career and his art
All 4 ornaments are double-sided with only one bearing the, "Tis The Season For Suicide" graphic
$56 for set of 4 ornaments includes shipping within the U.S.
Box of 4 white ornaments includes, High Explosives, Self Inflicted Gunshot Pills And Booze, and A Noose And A Chair
Size: 3-1/4" diameter acrylic (shatterproof) ornaments
EXCLUSIVELY FOR EQUAL DIST. CLICK IMAGE BELOW TO GET YOURS
Ian Johnson at Park Life, Friday November 2, 2012
Treehouse By Bobby Asato In Honolulu, Hawaii
Good friend, Bobby Asato recently opened a new store in Honolulu, Hawaii called the, "Treehouse." Aptly named as it's on the second floor of Ward Center. When you're in Hawaii, this should be on your list of destination spots. You'll find Jef Hartsel's EZ-Ryder Originalz skateboards amongst children's educational items and Bobby's finely curated product selections.
Bobby and Hartsel were also featured in Blue Magazine No. 26
Clinton Perry Photography
Iris Skateboard Launch in SF
Iris Skateboards is having it's launch party on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco on Noriega. Music by Ray Stevens II.
Check out George Rocha's interview on ESPN by clicking on the image below.
Ben Kist Photo Exhibition Saturday, October 13th in SF
My friend, Ben Kist has an exhibition of his large-scale photographs this Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 7PM in San Francisco.
OLIVE at 743 Larkin Street.
Henno Luts in Pristina, Kosovo
Rewind... Bob Lake at PDS in SF Filmed/Edited by Kalani Kordus
Ferris Plock at Shooting Gallery, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012
Travis Jensen Photography, One Night Opening
A True Skateboarding DIY Tale...
Skater-Made... Other Brother Olive Oil
Thanks to Evan & Ben Loewy for putting me on their, "oil flow" program. Skater-owned, farmed and made in Carmel Valley and Templeton California on their family farm. Support the Other Brother olive oil company!
Bob Lake; Chelsea Pier NYC
Just received this foto from as sesh earlier this year @ Chelsea pier NYC... Gnarl east coast broke up coping... Sooo much fun... Thnx Ray A. Llanos! - Bob Lake
Van and TJ... A Beautiful Day
Classic Ft Monmouth Footage w/ Jef Hartsel & Friends In 1981
Jef Hartsel in the red helmet at the Fort Monmouth, NJ halfpipe around 1981 and additional footage at Somerspoint Halfpipe.
Steve Herring (shirtless), Brad Constable (sleeveless white shirt), Jef Hartsel (red helmet). The Somerspoint halfpipe portion includes Jim "Murph" Murphy and "Maseru-Man".
& taylor stitch
for bob lake
mini skate shop is open
equal dist. is
in the bay area
champion don't stop
is geoff mcfetridge
in atwater village