Color #2 - Ghost / Artist #3 - Nathaniel Russel
An exclusive reissue that celebrates one of the most famous skateboard designs of the 1970s.
Limited to an edition of 50 boards per color & size, each Banzai skateboard comes in a high-grade collector’s box featuring an art print by one of the following artists: David Carson, Jay Nelson, Nathaniel Russell, Todd Glaser, and Cole Barash.
This aluminum board is probably the closest you will ever get to the original 70s slalom vibe. We have deleted the shaky behavior of its ancestors but preserved the nimble and quick spirit of a short wheelbase. Lower to the ground and with a narrow shape it demands a more controlled riding technique.
Equipped with thicker, shock-absorbing riser pads and a wheelbase near modern skateboards, hovering through the city becomes a new sensation. We were able to carry out the transformation to a modern form of transport. The specially heat-treated aluminum alloy allows stability and power transmission at any speed.
- Hand-brushed and entirely made from anodized aluminum
- grippy urethane wheel
- ceramic bearing
- lightweight x-caliber truck
- stainless mounting part
- High riser shock absorbe
Aircraft-type vibration free locknuts
An internationally acclaimed artist with deep roots in skateboarding, you’ll be familiar with Russell’s work if you own music from labels like Sub Pop, Bella Union and Brushfire (for whom he’s produced record sleeve designs), through his collaborations with Element Skateboards, or his pieces being featured in Andy Mueller’s (Girl Skateboards) side project, The Quiet Life.
After a stint in San Francisco, Nathaniel returned to his native Indiana from where he now spends his time creating art in a variety of media: drawings, fake fliers, sculptures, and music under the name of Birds of America.
Regardless of the medium, Russell’s art tends to be characterized by witty, insightful commentary, which can be best appreciated at his regular gallery shows or in more informal spaces – both in the art and skateboarding worlds.