“Brand-X is arguably one of the most influential skateboard brands of the 80's, known for their loud graphics and eye-popping colors.
Bernie Tostenson was the man behind the artwork, which always received the highest regards, and which is still highly regarded to this day. Before the brand was discontinued in the late 80's, the boards were being made here in America, at Watson Laminates. Now, 30 years later, they are making their return, and they are every bit as loud and proud as they were before. Not to mention, they are still being made here in America, at Watson Laminates! It's hard to go wrong when the original company making these decks is the one making them again today, with superior woods, glues and manufacturing processes.
Featuring the same graphics as the originals, the first two decks coming back in action are the Weirdo (“The most colorful and outrageous board on the market!”) and the Knucklehead, but that's just the start. We're excited to continue moving forward and bringing these pieces of history back. True classics never die.” – Watson Laminates
Let's talk about the artwork. Watson was the obvious choice for production and we've taken on the monumental task of recreating some of the most ambitious screen work ever seen on a skateboard. Most skateboard designs of the 80's used 4-5 spot colors tops but the Weirdo uses 9 total spots top and bottom and with hand-screened, split-fountain fades the designs can top 11 colors. No cheap heat transfers here. All of our decks are manufactured in excellence.
Each deck will be numbered with laser etching and released in very limited numbers. Once a design, shape & colorway combination is released it will never be produced again. This initial release will be limited to 111 copies of each of the three decks worldwide. Get one while you can.