Posted by:on May 27th, 2016
I found a seller on eBay with a lot of well-done bootlegs for sale. They are all from the same brand ‘Choke’ and the quality of the graphics is pretty good. From left to right we have a fake Santa Cruz Jason Jessee, S.M.A. Mike Conroy, Vision ‘Street Ghost’, S.M.A. Eric Tuma and a World Industries Jesse Martinez. I contacted the seller and he seemed to be a very friendly reader of S&A and a collector of bootleg decks! So here goes his story on Choke according to Omar:
‘Choke was a brand of skateboards sold in a department store in Spain called ” EL CORTE INGLES. ” They were sold between 1986 and 1991 approximately . There were 3 different prices and 3 different qualities . They came complete with trucks and wheels, bad axles and plastic wheels in cheaper models, and bootleg trucks of the Gullwing Super Pro and PU wheels (with a lot of sizes and designs) in the “best” models. Over the years I discovered that most of his designs table were copies of brands such as Vision , SMA, World Industries …’
Check out more details of the graphics after the jump. Some of the boards are still for sale on eBay.
Thanks a lot to Omar for the pics and story!
Top graphics of the boards:
No need to hide the name ‘Jason Jessee’:
Nice detail of the ‘Martinez’ deck:
We had another fake ‘Street Ghost’ in the past:
The complete boards had NMB bearings, which were not bad at all:
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