This wildetect skateboard design takes wild inspiration from amoeboid cellular shapes, additionally blending shapes from the hammerhead shark, African rhino beetle and a dragons tail to boot. all blended in the mix to create a wildetect African shape ensamble. The aluminum cut-out below sits 3mm proud of the 12mm marine ply board – this is not just visual but allows the aluminum to take the knocks and provide a lightweight solid platform for the shape and cutouts. this set of boards plays with the existing notion that skateboards are full on art pieces – not just in the decals but also within the shape of the board – I’ve raised the trucks really high and been down a few hills of consequence – the problem is I keep looking down to stare at the damn deck and end up plucking buckwheat from tar burns. Logan helped with the design and was a perfect wingman and as far as experimentation with the wildetects style design goes – the cutouts in the deck and the eclectic wild shape down the sides – really adds to this African wild wildetect piece of functional art.
Design by QJD Design Studio