“No time to get down this ain’t no la di da/but I ain’t never fu**ed with a menage a trois/it’s three like the stripes on the Adidas/gettin’ live like we at the mardi gras” (Jay Dee)


Are you ready for an history class mixed with some physical education? This is what is in stock for today. Go back in time up to a couple of decades ago. Skateboarders used to wear ridiculously big pants while they rode stupid small wheels. This is probably why that era is known as “big pants small wheels” in skateboarding. A talented rider from the H-Street squad called Alphonzo Rawls made heads turn, besides his mean moods, for this 360 degrees ability to skate pretty much everything you put in front of him, from curbs to vert ramps. Thrasher magazine gave him a cover with a backside smith grind in SF that through that front foot positioning says a lot on the style of our man. Take notes about the fact that the cover is from 1992. He was also known for his passion about custom Honda Civics, since his car got ridden of the back seats in order to make room for what LL Cool J commonly refers at as “the boomin system”. This milestone of street skateboarding is nowadays a sneaker designer that got The Berrics spotlight on him in a Footnotes instalment. In the above described era, heads started to find fresh to skate in Puma Clydes or Shelltoe Adidas aka Adidas Superstar. Catching the moment, his good ole boss T Mag over at H-Street dropped a certified top seller at the time as this Alphonzo board (third picture from top). Nowadays the attention of the skate community is on wonderboy Lucas Puig. Once part of the much respected Lordz wheels co. squad, this Lyon resident is one of the reasons to be proud to be European. Smooth and carefree, at ease with both his left and right foot on the front part of his deck, this buttery steez operator is making heads turn on him quite like on Alph back in the day. Plus his addition to the Adidas team is worthy paying hommage to a classic deck in a nice way. Cliché skateboards is about to drop in June these boards above (8′ & 8.1′) that leaked from Blast! Distribution secret files. Meet him and a few others of the Cliché team in Brescia at Railway skatepark as the only demo part of this Cliché Trucker tour that hits good old Italia. I can’t wait. A plus, les mecs!


Circa venti anni fa, nel periodo in cui gli skaters vestivano jeans sfrangiati enormi e raidavano ruote piccolissime, Alphonzo Rawls era un king indiscusso. La gente lo idolatrava per la sua Honda Civic con le casse al posto dei sedili posteriori, i suoi tagli di capelli e tinte assurde ma lo skating era quello che maggiormente lasciava il segno. Girava ovunque, dai marciapiedi alti una spanna alle rampe alte tre metri. In una goliardica rappresentazione di quello che era il trend del momento di indossare Puma Clyde o Adidas Superstar per skateare, ecco che il suo sponsor H-Street mette in circolazione il suo pro model della terza foto dall’alto. La risposta a questo, con un tributo da parte del buon Al Boglio di Cliché skateboards, è la deck del talentuoso Lucas Puig. Altrettanto idolatrato dalla skate community per uno stile tanto fluido quanto tecnico, Lucas avrà la sua tavola che rende omaggio ad Adidas, suo effettivo sponsor di scarpe, fuori a metà giugno in due misure, da 8′ a 8.1′ . Nel frattempo, se non sapete ancora se farvi la sua deck o no quando Blast! Distribution la consegnerà al vostro shop, potreste venire a farvi un giro al Railway skatepark il 10 maggio, per vederlo. C’e’ la demo del Cliché Trucker tour nella sua unica data Italiana. Venite a vedere anche voi quello di cui vi parlo. Io son già là!

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  1. Arrigo 30 April 2012
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