Every Third Thursday: Snowboarding in Boston with a retro wooden board, Mr. Fun
Boston has had plenty of snow this winter (PLENTY). So the Signal Snowboards crew decided to get into a little throwback vibes and hit up Boston.
On this episode of Every Third Thursday, Dave Lee and the crew team up with longtime skateboard designer Paul Schmitt to create the ultimate backyard, back hill, neighborhood golf course fun board—we’re calling it Mr. Fun. Dave finds legendary skateboarder Christian Hosoi’s pro model shape in Professor Schmitt’s workshop, which serves as the foundation for this 7-ply deck. Hosoi himself stops by the factory to add some crucial design input to the Hammerhead-esque shape (kinda like the surfboard he made of it). Mr. Fun gets a custom Hosoi grip tape job and then it’s off to the streets of Boston for the historic amounts of snow to see if Mr. Fun delivers on the promise of fun.
See this simple board take on snowy streets, parks and everyday urban features with no lift ticket (and no bindings) required. Does this look like fun to you? Let us know in the comments below!
This week the NKA Project crew heads out to Westchester Skate Plaza to meet up with with Elephant Skateboards am Carlos Lastra for a sick darkslide trick tip. Carlos breaks down this Rodney Mullen-pioneered classic step by step, offering some helpful tips that, with a little luck and a lot of hard work, will have you grinding the grip in no time.
Professional Formula Drift drivers Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck are nearing the end of their builds, but there’s still work to be done on Drift Garage. After installing a load of radical mods on his 370Z, Forsberg takes it to the dyno for a tune up. Next in line are front and rear suspension upgrades for precision drifting performance. Meanwhile Tuerck gets under the hood and the body, tackling the transmission, clutch, radiator, and oil cooler replacing run-down parts with shiny new parts (parts, parts, parts!) on his S13 missile car.
So much progress guys, nice work! Hit Tuerck and Forsberg below with questions and comments on their builds and check back in next Tuesday for their response. Episode 5 of Drift Garage is coming the following Tuesday, May 19.
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