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City Pusher: Explained

City Pusher Board with Art By Greg Higgins.

9.5 x 32 5/8
Wheelbase: 14
Nose: 7 1/8
Tail: 7

Orange Bottom Veneer.
Red Top Veneer.

Top Graphic:

Skate, Create, Enjoy Cassette Art By Greg Higgins.

About The Art:

Greg Higgins penned the original New Deal Mammoth graphic for me back in 1991, and now 25 years, later Street Plant is proud to release the City Pusher with art by Greg Higgins on the exact same shape that the Mammoth graphic was released on.

The City Pusher is in a sense, an answer to the ’91 Mammoth board. In 1991, my skate career was deemed to be coming to an end, and the Mammoth graphic was meant in a way (by New Deal) to poke fun at my pending extinction.

Having the rest of my skate career play out on the “Endangered List” made for some strange times, fighting for survival, but I was happy for the mountain and I embraced the climb. And I am just as happy now to be done with it and to be well over that hill.

Being over the hill actually has some great advantages: Namely, total and complete freedom. I am not competing or perceived to be competing with anyone. I am not answering to sponsors, trends or convention in any way. I am just skating for fun, and every moment is true, unfolding from within.

The City Pusher sees a representative character, pushing UP the road, towards the city, into the future. On the street below we see the shadow of the Mammoth’s Tusks, and the struggle they represented, fading away into the past with every new push. The sun is shining but there are also, and always will be, dark clouds and storms ahead on the horizon. Still, we push on. Embracing the good times and bad times with an open heart.

The top graphic encapsulates the idea of getting back to one’s roots and living a more Lo-Fi life in a Hi-Fi age: Skate. Create. Enjoy. Keep it simple.

Reconnecting with Greg Higgins and having his art be a part of the Street Plant story has been a real blessing. The City Pusher joins a classic line-up and a history of board graphics that seek to tell a story and to be representative of an idea, a feeling. Greg captures the spirit of Street Plant perfectly with this art. There are so many of us, shaking off the exterior influences and getting UP the road in our own way, on our own measure and taking it one push at a time.

— Mike V

City Pusher Social Posts (Words and Photos):

March 3, 2016 (Higgins Sketch)

May 22, 2016: City Pusher Introduction

May 25, 2016: City Pusher Introduction

June 8, 2016: City Pusher Introduction

June 16, 2016: I should have done this a long time ago…

October 21, 2016: Out of the darkness and shadows…

October 29, 2016: At first the world contracts…

November 3, 2016: These are tough times…

December 14, 2016: We are at a special time in our lives…

About Our Boards:

All of our Street Plant Boards are shaped and designed exclusively for Street Plant with Professor Paul Schmitt. His hands touch every design and his passion for Skateboarding is in the DNA of every board we produce.

Paul

Once the boards have been produced, they arrive in Garageland where Mike Vallely personally inscribes each board with the word LOVE on the top of the board between the back truck bolt holes.

Love

We believe that what is made with, and that which passes through our hands, is a direct extension of our hearts. We are NOT interested in the mass-identity of skateboarding nor in the supply and demand culture of the mass-marketing of skateboards. To us, skateboards aren’t some soulless product you buy at the mall. They aren’t just some means to an end. They are an end in themselves. They are alive and they have spirit.

Hands

ENGINEERED FOR THE STREETS | SINCE 1984 | NEVER COMPLY

Street Plant is a 100% independently owned and operated family business.
We exist to support, service, inspire and empower our customers – Skateboarders – The freest, most unique and creative people on the planet – By making the highest quality skateboards and skateboard accessories.

— The Vallely Family

City Pusher
$60.00
9.5 x 32 5/8:
City Pusher Board w/ Art By Greg Higgins.
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