Decks


This project has been along time coming and completion is in the near future. Here’s a sneak peek at the hand drawn deck shape from Dave the Chimp.

Dave has mixed eras to come up with this original design. He did the front in an early 80’s style while borrowing the idea for the back end from the mid-80’s. Making it as individual as the man himself, or as he says the “real deal”. This shape plus the graphic that’s going to accompany will make for great eye candy and shredding.

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I can’t thank everyone enough that came out and supported this years Disposable Show and made it an amazing success! Over $5000 dollars raised for Free Skates in less than 6 hours!! The gallery was slammed all night. The people and vibe was just as positive if not more so than last year. With people stepping in and lending a hand last-minute, along with a lot of the artist being in attendance to talk with everyone about their work/piece. Really helping make it what it was.

I was lucky enough to meet Steve and Lisa from Well and Good at last years event. From then till now they’ve continued to do the amazing projects, as well open 52 McCaul. They started putting on one great show after another and from that moment on I knew I wanted to have the show there. Not sure if it was going to happen or not I got an email about coming in and talking about the space and a date. Something else fell through and I was able to get the exact date I wanted.(Lisa and my mother met at last years show and I was told that she was one of the main reasons for me getting the space) If things couldn’t get better! Alan Wood would be showing in the back half of the gallery. I know he was stoked as well and with the show kinda acting as a closing party for him he sold a bunch more pieces. Working out for everyone.

Here are the single pictures of the decks if you couldn’t make it out or wanted to take another look. Pictures of the party to follow tomorrow, with the video early next week. Thanks again and can’t wait for next years show! A lot more in store for that one.
Doublenaut

Smolik

Tami Noa Levy

Winnie Truong

3AM Design

Janice Kun

Derrick Hodgson

Jordan Murphy

The Bait Shop

Soy

Adrian Forrow

Karyn Valino

Trevor Bowman

Trevor Bowman

Che Kothari – Front

Che Kothari – Back

Hugo Arias

Hayden Menzies

Lizzie Renaud

Dan Springer

Dan Springer – Laser Engraved Decks and 3D Letterpress Print from the decks

Christie Shinn

Alan Wood

Skam

Spazz

Nicholas Di Genova

Oasis Skateboard Factory

Stu Playdead

Jenny Boulger

Jeff Dywelska

Sean Fagan

Nathan Jurevicius

Momar

Eric Queral

JDerry

Wes Loates

Juliana Neufeld

Tracy Horner

Tracy Horner

Skam

All photos courtesy of Viktor Cahoj

This project, believe it or not has been a long time coming! Brad and the TLG crew have been doing skate events for some time now. When we were asked to be a part of the Ridin’ For Riches skate comp last summer we said yeah. Everything went off swimmingly and from there we started talking about the project at hand. After many a parties thrown by them with us as a sponsor and helping spread the word of the gents. We got down to talking about a collaboration. What started out as a completely different project with another artist attached about 9 months ago has made its way here! With Bowman doing a few changes to the concept and delivering some super high-end caricatures of The Gents(TLG) and the Freedom Fighter comrades as Guerillas gorillas holding down the fort. Bowman being Bowman, yet again turned out a pretty amazing piece of art. (Click Deck to Enlarge)

After Bowman had already banged this out I knew I wanted to do stickers and maybe a banner. With this in mind I made a quick email and a few days later we met up for a cup of coffee at Cinnamon Girls. A great little sweets and coffee shop in the west end. Where Bowman has some of his pieces hanging as well. After what seems to be my best meal of the day(a coffee) and good conversation. We exchanged envelopes yet again, and the result was some more art for a shiny new banner that debuted at this years Disposable show and some stickers to coincide with the project at hand.

Trevor Bowman & the banner

Last year I previewed two decks before the show. This year won’t be the same, sorry!! I’ll just be displaying ONE, but this one should be more than enough.

Yesterday I swung by and met up with one of the most real and laid back people I know, Nicholas Di Genova. After hanging outside in the sun for a while, we headed into his studio. I had seen a small preview of what was to come, but not until you see it in person do you get the full wow effect! I know his process and how much time a piece like this takes and I couldn’t stop telling him, “are you kidding me!” Nick smiled and laughed at me. I could tell he was as excited to see my reaction as he was with the piece. Click on the picture and then click on that picture to enlarge it.

I remember emailing Nathan(Jurevicius) late 08′ early 09′ about last years Disposable Show. He was living in Toronto at the time but was swamped and going to be out of town for a while and couldn’t take part. So when this years show came up, we got to talking. He was one of, if not the first to come on board(pun not intended). We knew we wanted to work on something else, and from those talks came this Limited Edition deck for his upcoming Giant Robot show in New York. We couldn’t settle on just one, so we had to do two colorways. No need for guessing, that is metallic gold.


Here is the flyer to Harley & Boss. His and Andrea Kang‘s joint show and launch of their new venture together at GRNY.



It had to happen, but here’s the twist! There’s only 9 of these in existence and one of those is staying at Freedom Fighter. So you better act quick!! We have 3 decks in each of the following sizes  7 5/8, 7 3/4 and  8 inches. Just to make sure you get your proper size, we’re going to let you have first go. Eight are up for grabs, and the last one is ours. We still have some in the old school shape available as well.

Here is the deal. They’re only $60 dollars, and only available through me. Email me at joey@freedomfighterskateboards.com  and be sure to act quick!

I have to thank Spazz again for killing it with this graphic!

Board

( These decks are screen printed and 10 colors )

It’s finally here! My good friend Mike, who also writes under the name Spazz approached me about working on a collabo between us and his newly formed Farrah Skateboards. Which is an all girls sk8 company. Geared towards getting more ladies into skating. I dug the concept and after he killed it in the Disposable Art Show we’ve been kicking around ideas. This is what we came up with and yes’ this deck does have a nose. Get at me!! because these babies are super limited.

Board2

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