Building Skateboards

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA

09 . 23 . 17 

PHOTOS & WRITING | AIDAN T. E. GALASSETTI

Some might argue physics are the be all and end all of skateboarding. Those people would be myopic but technically correct. Bamboo slats and a vacuum sealed bag  would attest to this claim, using pressure, mass, and velocity to turn raw materials into something much more versatile - a board on which you can roll. 

There is no better companion for the task than Riccardo Antonelli himself. Rolling board enthusiast, Ricky shares a lot of the childish compulsions motivating this entire project forward. From shaving the styling foam, gluing the boards, painting the deck, and screwing in the trucks, the process of building a skateboard fulfills an ancient compulsion, an evolutionary itch, a human need. •    

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2019

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