27.5" Grey Ray - C7 Complete
MODERNISM COLLECTION - EAMES SERIES
Charles and Ray Eames created some of the most iconic Modernist classics ever made, and they did their most groundbreaking work just a few blocks from the Carver design studio in Venice, CA. We believe that their experiments in bent wood are part of an untold history that led directly to innovations that years later produced the modern skateboard deck. They have been a huge inspiration to us and a standard bearer for our own aspirations, and this pair of boards is our homage to these design giants.
At the time Charles got much of the credit for their output, but Ray was actually the artist of the duo, integrating her painting and sculpture styles into textiles and furniture produced by their studio. For this series we combine the rounded rectangle reminiscent of their famous bent wood chairs with an original interpretation of one of Ray’s early paintings.
Like a smooth river stone, the shape of this mini flows within space and time, transporting us across miles of hardtop with an elegance that inspires our own artful movements across the hardscape of modernity.
9 3/8" wide
Front Truck - 6.5" C7
Back Truck - 6.5" C2
Griptape Style - Badge Die Cut
Stock Wheels - 69mm/78A Smoke Concaves
This is the signature truck that started it all. Still the smoothest turning, fastest pumping surf truck ever, it's at the leading edge of true surfskate performance. The patented second axis of this front truck not only increases the turning radius of your carve, but lets you snap the nose and pivot your turns off the tail. This dynamic creates thrust and drives you forward with increasing speed. The striking similarity to surfing performance has made the C7 the choice for surf training by Pros and Ams alike.