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  • Draw a Skateboard 

    Follow along with Levi Huffman as he uses the newest technology from BoardPusher.com, the leaders in skateboard customization, to draw his own skateboard graphic then try it for yourself here. Download and printout a template on a normal sheet of paper, use whatever art materials you like, take a photo with any smart phone and upload your image back to BoardPusher.com/draw.

    Video filmed and edited by Nathan Minatta of Skeptic Productions.

    SMC 6:51 pm on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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  • Fresh BoardPusher 53mm Wheels 

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    We have updated our 53mm wheels, including a brand new graphic. These durable urethane wheels have a narrow lip which allows for less friction, more responsiveness, and lighter weight. Make your BoardPusher.com custom skateboard order a complete and they will come to you as part of our basic components package at no extra cost!

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    SMC 9:15 pm on September 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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  • Get Your Custom Skateboard Faster w/ BoardPusher.com 

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    Did you know BoardPusher.com orders are produced and shipped out to you in 24-72 hours? Nearly all US ground shipping orders arrive within 2-3 days, too. This is perfect for all you impatient skaters living in our fast paced world or the procrastinating, but thoughtful gift givers. School is starting up again and we’re sure you could use a new custom deck to push around between classes. We’ll get it to you QUICK!.

    We have also upgraded our international shipping and that’s really good news for the Canadians and Brits. Many of your orders are arriving within 3 days or even sooner. So, quit stalling and order your latest creation on BoardPusher.com and you’ll have a high quality deck with your graphic before you can even begin thinking of your next design.

    SMC 8:53 pm on August 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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  • Go Skateboarding Day 2016 

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    For Go Skateboarding Day 2016, we linked up with the BoardPusher.com team and some of their friends to celebrate. After taking cover from the rain and skating our warehouse mini-ramp, we got in some street spots just before sunset. Here’s some photos from our favorite holiday:

     

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    Some decks that were created and skated for Go Skateboarding Day.

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    SMC 9:14 pm on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Happy Go Skateboarding Day! Today is the last day to get *free ground shipping on all BoardPusher.com orders. Hurry up and get your order in with coupon code GSDSHIP so you can get out there and skate the rest of the day away.

    *Fine Print: AK/HI, international, and express shipping can use the coupon for $10 off. Not valid along with other promotions or bulk orders.

    SMC 5:08 pm on June 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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  • GO SKATE DAY CUSTOM GRIPTAPE SALE 

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    Now through Tuesday, June 7th, use coupon code GSDGRIP when you customize your own griptape graphic and get it shipped to your door for $15 total ($5 off each sheet of custom grip + free shipping). Get started at BoardPusher.com.

    SMC 10:42 pm on June 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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  • BoardPusher Texas Detour Tour 

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    Last year, the BoardPusher crew designed a few skateboards, packed up some camping gear, and loaded a couple of trucks ready to head through the mountains of Colorado. Unfortunately, the Rocky Mountain weather wasn’t cooperating. As we scrambled to put together a new route, we set our sights on a much clearer and dryer path to El Paso, Texas. We had our good buddy and filmer Nathan Minatta of Skeptic Productions along for the ride and here’s what was captured.

     

    SMC 8:28 pm on May 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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  • TMNT “Shell Shocked” Deck & Griptape Graphic 

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    You may have noticed BoardPusher team rider Levi Huffman is a bit of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fanatic. From his multiple DIY skateboard graphics, to his toy collection, to even bronzing (or maybe just gold spray painting) a turtle to make his own jewelry, Levi is TMNT crazy! So when it came time to create a new skateboard design, there wasn’t any doubt as to where Levi was going to find his inspiration.

    Levi looked to our own BoardPusher art director for some guidance on taking a more in-depth mixed media approach to creating a top and bottom graphic. What came from these sessions is the new Levi Huffman “Shell Shocked” graphics. Here’s how:

     
     
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    We started off with a couple of 9×33 inch canvases and Levi spray painted a base color layer. Once the paint dried, a trip was made to the local copy center to digitize the canvases by making a 300dpi scan of them.
     
     

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    Spray paint on 9×33 canvas


     
    For the next step we printed out 3×11 inch versions of each scan. At that size, Levi was able trace the color layer with a black outline on a sheet of velum (similar to tracing paper), draw in all the detail he wanted and it would fit on a home scanner all while being able to stay in proportion with the final board graphic.
     
     
    Ink on 3x11 inch velum then scanned at 1200dpi

    Ink on 3×11 inch velum then scanned at 1200dpi


     
    Once the black drawing was finished, the 3×11 inch art was scanned at 1200 dpi. At this resolution we could resize it to match the 9×33 inch canvas and 300 dpi print size. A little Photoshop magic was needed to help combine the color and the black outline layer together as well as some added elements to give it a more of a graphic feel. Some more details were added in different colors, but a bit shading was also applied to push key areas of the shell back.
     
     
    Digital color and shading done in Photoshop

    Digital color and shading done in Photoshop


     
    With the canvas, velum, and digital colors combined, Levi was now ready to upload his 9×33 inch 300 dpi .jpg skateboard and griptape files to BoardPusher.com.
     
     
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    Levi’s “Shell Shocked” TMNT inspired graphics are now available here or apply these techniques to creating your own skateboard and griptape graphics on BoardPusher.com.
     
     
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    SMC 1:03 am on May 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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  • How To Create Your Own Split Deck Series 

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    We like fancy restaurants, especially establishments with fish taco’s and tasteful decor. So, it was a no-brainer when Wahoo’s Fish Tacos recently approached BoardPusher.com about filling some space on their walls. Our first thought was that it needed to be a skateboard deck series that not only would fit in with the Wahoo’s vibe, but also be something that the BoardPusher team would be stoked to skate. The “Fish Fight” deck series was born. Always trying to pass on our knowledge of every possible way to put your own graphics onto skateboards, we documented our Art Director’s DIY process, then put together this How To video, as well as a detailed outline below to help you create your own split deck series. The “Fish Fight” series is also available here.

     


     
    1. Decide weather you are going to split your series horizontally or vertically.
    MAKING A HAND CREATED GRAPHIC START HERE
    2. Knowing each board is roughly 9 x 33*, decide how many boards to use and create a canvas accordingly.
    3. Create your full graphic.
    4. Scan art in as a 300 DPI .jpg  (local copy stores normally have large format scanners).
    MAKING A COMPUTER GRAPHIC CONTINUE HERE
    5. Download one of our deck templates here.
    6. Open the template in a graphic editing program.
    7. Duplicate the template layer for each deck desired. Ex. For 7 decks, 7 duplicated template layers.
    8. Expand the canvas size to match the number of decks. Ex. For 7 vertical decks expand canvas horizontally by 700%.
    9. Move the copied template layers over so that the 9 x 33 edges touch. Repeat until the appropriate amount of decks appear in a row and fill the canvas.
    10. Paste in or create your graphic on a new layer
    11. Select out your board graphic by selecting the first 9 x 33 template layer.
    12. Leave the selection area the same, but switch to your art layer before you copy the selection.
    13. Create a new file 9 x 33 .jpg and paste in your first board.  Art should be saved as board1.jpg.
    14. Repeat 11 through 12 for the appropriate amount of decks.
    15.Upload each deck separately to the Boardpusher.com designer.
    16. Place your order and be ready to skate or hang your series.

    *(May vary depending on which shape you choose. Always leave an inch more on each side to allow for full bleed printing. We used the 8 1/4 template for this series)

    SMC 7:51 pm on October 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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  • Levi Huffman & Mitch Schmidt at Woodward Copper 

    BoardPusher.com team riders Levi Huffman and Mitch Schmidt made the trek up to the Woodward Camp in Copper not too long ago. They can be seen among a host of other skateboarders in this edit from Woodward Copper.

    SMC 8:09 pm on July 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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