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SolangeMarch 5, 2012 6:00 PM

That's pretty interesting! but I wonder if this skateboard is as functional as a wooden one. As I can see, its surface is too smooth, it seems it needs some kind of grip, like the wooden skateboards that have a sandpaper cover. Or maybe, if the production process allows it, some kind of texture can be made on the skateboard's surface with the same materials, for example a texture made in the mould so the resin can copy it.

Except for this little doubt of mine, I still think you guys had a great idea! the concept is really good.


PS: I'm sorry for my English, I guess I made some grammar mistakes, but I hope you understand, that's what really matters, isn't it? haha.

slippyfishMarch 6, 2012 12:36 AM

Props. I haven't seen something different like this in a while.

AnchalMarch 6, 2012 9:42 AM

@Solange i agree that this is a really cool idea. These days clear grip tape is readily available so that any design on the top of the board can still be visible.

Marco HubbleMarch 6, 2012 12:13 PM

Great work!! Orgullo Mexicano!

VandebarMarch 6, 2012 2:32 PM

I like the idea reusing paper into objects we would have never thinked of. Like mentioned in previous comments, I would like to see if the board has the same properties as a regular wooden skateboard regarding impact resistance, "pop", surface smoothness,etc.

Since it is mentionned in the video that the result is a bit heavier, it would be nice to see this process applied to longboards, perticularly racing boards, where weight is not as important as a traditionnal skateboard.

Cool project !

AustinMarch 6, 2012 4:14 PM

This is pretty cool. Skateboards get all the cool stuff.

Alberto VillarrealMarch 8, 2012 5:30 PM

Thanks for your comments, all!

We did use clear sandpaper tape in some of the prototypes. That's the way to achieve grip and still show the graphics underneath, but some of the pictures don't show it.

We've been testing the prototypes and so far so good, except that in some impacts the resin+paper mix is more brittle than wood, of course.

Still some more testing (skating) to do.


SamMarch 21, 2012 12:27 AM

Wicked! I collect skate art, any chance I can get my hands on one of these to hang on my wall. Broken or not?