Modernized Classic 80’s Shape.
The Derek Rinaldi, State Of Adventure Board, w/ Art By Squindo, represents a map of Famous New Jersey Skate Spots, and other locales, that defined the Summers of many young New Jersey Skaters in the mid-late 80’s. The Shape is straight-up Classic 80’s, (think Vision, Mark Gonzales) Modernized.
Hand Crafted By Master Skateboard Craftsman Paul Schmitt at PS Stix.
Size: 8.75″ x 32.25″
Blue Bottom Veneer.
Derek Rinaldi Rainbow.
Recommended Truck Size: 149
About The Board
“When Mike first presented me with the idea of the board, we both knew we wanted it to represent our history skating in New Jersey. We wanted it to be more than just art, but wanted it to tell a story.
The shape was a no brainer. I wanted a modern take on Mark Gonzales’ original Vision board. It was a board that was almost standard issue back then.
As far as the graphics, I wanted them to document a point in time but still be fun. There were no skate parks back then and yet there was always somewhere to skate. We didn’t recognize boundaries of pool skaters, or ramp skaters, or street skaters. For us, we just wanted to skate and wherever skating brought us, we’d skate it.
In a way, the state of New Jersey was our skate park. We’d get on the phone on the weekends, coordinate our crew, our rides and hit the Parkway.
I thought the idea of a theme park concept for the graphics would be great. I immediately knew I wanted Tony Squindo, to do the graphics. I have always admired his art and his unique characters have been showcased with Metallica.
I imagined combining one of those “not to scale” maps you’d get at amusement parks (for us it was Six Flags Great Adventure) and the art of Squindo.
The rides are replaced by our most frequented skate spots complete with key legend at the bottom.
This board, to me, represents a point in time that everyone can relate to. As kids, we didn’t have many worries. Wake up, make some calls, and meet at the first skate spot of the day. For us it could be street skating in the morning, a pool mid-afternoon, and then a vert session before dinner. I was lucky to be surrounded by some very energetic skaters. Even though there were no skateparks in our area, we always had a variety of places to skate.”
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