Skate Fails from Apparatu

Skate Fails are a collaboration between Alex Trochut & Xavier Mañosa that can be found over at Apparatu. The collection features decks that look like they are made out of spilled paint or decks that have somehow been melted and made pliable. How do they achieve this effect? They are ceramic. The trucks look real, but some of those wheels might be ceramic as well. Skateboard art is… a mixed bag in general. The skateboarding public in general seems to have lower expectations for what qualifies as “art.” It’s nice to see someone fully execute a concept. I like several of these pieces, in particular, I’d love to have that red one hanging up on my wall.

– Thanks to Michel Skart Poulin for the tip.


  1. Not feeling it.

  2. Looks like a perfectly good waste of some ACE.

  3. hairybelli on December 27, 2010 - Reply

    i was going to say too. Those ace trucks are really good, seems like a total waste

  4. and it appears that some are on backwards

  5. All four of you bought those Powell Christmas boards though right..

  6. ACE are the best trucks out there right now!

  7. I was about to post on that Apparatus … great idea from the land of the melting clocks.
    Congrats, Kilwag !

    • talentlessquitter on December 28, 2010 - Reply

      Hehe,that took me a few minutes…..Claus Grabke goes back to Dali.

      • Ahhh il y en a un qui suit !
        Riiiight ! At last someone is not sleeping in post-Xmas laziness !
        I will soon have sthing else about Claus. Stay tuned !

        • talentlessquitter on December 29, 2010 - Reply


          (It is very uncool to promote your own shniz so let me help you out here…).

  8. Not the Tobes... on December 28, 2010 - Reply

    What? someone left that poop in Red’s barn or something…

  9. sad to see a lot of skaters dont get Art…everytime there’s a post on skate art, there always a dummy stating “what a waste” of this or that….S.U.A.S !!!!

    • talentlessquitter on December 28, 2010 - Reply

      I agree! Well said.

    • I think just because it’s skateboard related art, doesn’t necessarily mean that someone that skates will automatically like it. My point was that the brand new ACE trucks were wasted on those pieces. Probably would have looked better with used trucks. But that’s my opinion.

      • talentlessquitter on December 28, 2010 - Reply

        Not that it’s about the trucks but they don’t look wasted to me.
        They look totally unharmed and removable.

        And yes,I know what is meant by ‘wasted’. The artist has as much right to buy a few ACE trucks as we do so stop being so narrow sighted y’all.

      • I think new trucks work better on these than used ones would.

  10. ACE trucks are a waste of good aluminum. Ha!

  11. Reminds me of a nightmare I probably had. Perfect pool, melted board… the horror.

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