Heaps of stuff has been happening at HandBrake headquarters over Summer and now we have HEEEEEAAAAAPPPSSSS of new skate designs. Check them all out on the skate deck page and be amazed! Here's some of the latest bunch: Oh we also made a coffee table out of them too. Boom! Facebook friend us HERE and be awesome!
Congrats to everyone involved in the iHart charity art exhibition that was at The Claremont last Friday night. Our very own house artist Hans Bruechle had a bunch of pieces on show and all of them sold out mega quick! The exhibition was super exciting and had everything from hand-painted Crystal Skull vodka bottles, to A2 poster prints, to skate decks, and even a few custom HandBrake surfboards! Check out Hans' stuff: We even got a cheeky mention in COLOSOUL magazine HERE That surfboard with the whale on it will be up as a prize during the upcoming Whalebone Classic so stay tuned! All in all a great night with all proceeds going to the Make A Wish Foundation so it's art with heart. See what I did there? Yeah I'm good.
It's time for something different. Time for a change up. And time for something genuinely cool. Surprisingly I'm not talking about Lara Bingle's sure-to-be-terrible new show - I'm talking about these incredible retro HandBrake skateboards with the designs ON THE TOP OF THE DECK!!! The "Jet Blue" and the "Honey Bee" There are not many people in the world that do the cut grip tape like this. These boards are so rare they're government protected (note: they are not government protected) and they look amazing. They are prime examples of what useable art should be - top quality products with a great look. Art is no longer just for hanging on the walls. These days people want to be able to actually ride on, wear, and take their favourite designs with them when they go outside. Let's make artwork more than just a static thing. Make it move. And take it with you. These new retro HandBrake cruisers are collectors items and if you consider yourself a purveyor of all things quality and stylish then you'd be mad to miss out. Each board is hand-designed, hand painted, and hand cut. That's right, the grip tape did not come in a pattern. It wasn't cut by a machine. It was painstakingly cut by hand and glued into place so that it works. Plus we've gone and put nice big cruiser wheels on them so they roll like a dream and are super stable yet flexible. Be warned - there are more even wilder designs on their way! Stay tuned :) And don't forget to "like" our FACEBOOK PAGE
Hands up if you were born in the 80s. Wow that decade had some killer stuff - shoulder pads, fluoro, Back to the Future, and Warwick Capper's shorts. Winning. The 80s also had some incredible single kick skate decks with cool designs and Hans has been hard at work having a play around with some new deck shapes and he's come up with this beast.... The top is gripped with clear tape and that eye is hand-painted underneath. PLUS those wheels are classic Canadian OJs and are just like riding on jelly! There should be a few more like this appearing in the coming weeks so keep checking back for their arrival. They are so much fun to ride and they're really small so it's a good way to get around :) As usual don't forget to "like" us on the Facebook Page because we don't eat we just subsist on your approval. We're on a diet.
Well the verdict is in and out of all the people who signed up for our mailing list at the World Sports Expo on the weekend the winner of the "Lego Heads" skate deck is........ Paul Gavranich! Congrats dude and happy skating / using the deck to prop open your bedroom door. Whatever, it's yours now. For everyone else don't freak out!!! As soon as new designs are finished you'll be the first to know about it and you guys are the ones who get the discounts. See? I'm helping :)
What are the three single most awesome forms of transportation? Think about it for a second... One: A monkey-piloted tandem jetpack with in-flight meal and golden Xbox hot-tub. Two: A rocket powered laser shark with Megan Fox footrubs. And Three: A HandBrake Skateboard! You know it makes sense. And lucky for you the very first run of HandBrake short and longboards have just arrived and are ready to be ridden or hung on the wall. Be warned though - there is only a limited number of prints and once they're gone they're gone so if you like a design you've gotta get in quick! It makes 'em more special if there's not a million out there. Most of the designs by Hans Bruechle are vinyl prints but some are actually hand-painted straight onto the wood which makes them super awesome and super rare. Kind of like a monkey jetpack. If you're into funky art and skating then get involved and have a look around!