Saturday, July 11, 2015

Minimalist Skateboards by Emil


Bizarre-looking deck shapes and designs are popping up everywhere right now, but one German startup has decided to go back to basics.

   Emil is a small skateboard brand founded two years ago by a group of friends from Munich, and they make flat and rectangular decks inspired by Marty McFly's makeshift skateboard in 1955. Emil Boards are designed for coasting and carving, and their "square" decks add stability. Check out the video below to see it in action:


 
   The design is very minimalist: No concave, no convex, no rocker, no camber. Just a skateboard with wheels, that's all. Each board is made from layered hardwood maple and looks like something you'd want to ride around in your house while being careful not to scratch it up.

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