Despite doing its best to send any and all Thrashers to Canada, ATL’s still the home of Deck Specks: wooden shades made from ridden decks, the product of two boarders and a metal musician, all of whom have considerable experience in/with Vans.
Discarded decks're collected from all around town, then taken to DS's Westside shop/indoor skate park, where they cut/drill out wayfarer frame sections (which actually work out ideally -- the natural curve of the deck perfectly wraps your ear), round out nose pieces, hand-sand the edges, and slap on a water-based seal, which still isn’t quite Wet enough to come with a clearance sale on floral jeggings.
The final product (with a laser-engraved "Made in ATL") is always unique due to the shape/ graphics/ condition of the boards, and they either stain or keep the original hues of the wood (cherry red, blonde, etc.), as decks generally have seven plies, which become exposed upon the board breaking when their rider Busts it, Baby.
They ask anybody willing to donate a board to drop it off at Stratosphere Skate Shop, and they attempt to use the entire board, which means soon-coming accessories will range from keychains to man-jewelry, even though too much of that may keep you from playing even tonsil hockey in ATL.
Published: March 12, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
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