StrangeLove Skateboards - Ray Barbee Classic Guest Model Deck
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- Artwork by Sean Cliver
- Manufactured at PS Stix
- Screen-printed at Screaming Squeegees
- Caveat: Be aware that blemishes and imperfections are an expected and accepted part of the screen-printing process. Each board is screened by hand, one at a time, layer upon layer, making each print unique unto its own—just like snowflakes! That said, sorry, but we will not consent to any returns unless the graphic is determined to be unacceptable at our discretion. Please take this into consideration prior to ordering any screen-printed boards.
- Dimensions: 9.5 x 32.5
- Specs: Nose: 7.125 or 6.625 / Tail: 6.875 / WB: 14.5 or 15.0 (Double Drilled)
- Note: All sales are final. Can't say that any simpler. Unless the product is defective in the manufacturing sense, we will not accept any returns—in other words, you bot it, you bought it.
- Product Description: I'm a man of many sentimentalities when it comes to skateboarding, but the first and foremost of those warm, fuzzy memories will forever be reserved for Ray Barbee. Ray's video debut came in 1988 via Powell-Peralta's fourth official video release, Public Domain, and he instantly became one of my favorite skaters and completely altered the way I approached—I mean, heck, who am I kidding… wished I could approach street skating. Mind you, this was still months before I'd even set permanent foot in California, so when I finally took up residence as an in-house artist for Powell-Peralta and met Ray… well, let's just say his personality was as equally great as his skating. So it was truly an honor to do the artwork on his first pro model in 1989, which just so happened to be my first original deck graphic as well, making for a very unconventional break in the company's chain of legendary VCJ graphics. The "Rag Doll" went on to become a thread of sorts that would connect Ray and I throughout the years, but he's since now officially joined the Krooked team roster, aka Gonz territory. Fortunately I was able to get all the necessary ducks and blessings in line for one last run at the Rag Doll with Ray for an extra-special, one-time guest model on StrangeLove—this particular one mimicking the original run color scheme on a full dip cyan blue board. —Cliver” - strangeloveskateboards.com