Color #5 - Azure / Artist #5 - Jay Nelson
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
Building these striking, three-dimensional spaces, often from reclaimed wood, also allows Nelson to direct a person’s experience of an art exhibit (occasionally his own paintings), another person or a landscape.
Living and working in his home-slash-studio in San Francisco, the consistent breaks of Ocean Beach offer equal measure of inspiration and release.