Posted by:on March 24th, 2009
This advert for Vision skateboards V6 concave came from the 1989 July issue of Thrasher. It’s hard to tell from the tone of the advert in this time period whether or not they were being facetious. It’s essentially the precursor to today’s modern popsicle boards, only they took it a little bit further. The ad copy says it’s completely symmetrical and evenly balanced. How is it that Vision could have been a good three or so years ahead of the curve and still manage to disappear by the time everyone caught up?
It doesn’t appear to be an idea that they fully got behind as evidenced by the fact the the concave is only available in certain, unnamed pro models. They are still trying to figure out the shape part, the hourglass is a little bit odd. It looks like a board with two tails was the way they wanted to go, but the solution ended up being closer to two noses.
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