The Wind Down
After brisk escapes to Mt. Tabor, Maryhill and Tepe we find ourselves at the end of a very stunted, yet well traveled 2021 Season.
We’ve had the opportunity and pleasure to skate among some familiar faces, make new friends and to push the reliability of our gear. During the course of this year, we’ve produced and concluded our first series of skate videos, as well as accrued media to edit and release during the winter as we wait for the next season to begin. Which brings us to our first topic –
‘From VENTURA, With Love’, is the dramatic and authentic retelling of our growth over the last year.
Each episode tells an exciting short story that can be enjoyed on a lunch break or after school, while maintaining enough cinematic complexity, parody, and abstract themes to be broken down or dissected.
Far from a masterpiece, ‘From VENTURA, With Love’ is the culmination of personal growth, technical skill, collaboration, and an autobiographical account that speaks for itself.
“What We Missed”
We grow quickly here at Voxel Boards, and have had a very productive end-of-summer.
With our experience and production at a fever-pitch, we managed to find some time for an interview! I sat down and answered some questions from Longboard Envy, but can’t help but feel like the interview was a missed opportunity to talk about all the amazing people we’ve met during this year who helped push us along or travel safely in unfamiliar territory.
Our dedication to innovation and consistently improving our designs, products and media, is on full display as the end of 2021 quickly approaches. With the recent advancement in our graphics techniques, we are now able to create full length graphics for future designs. Pictured above, is an Osiris 34″ with a ‘prototype’ graphic applied, as a proof of concept.
With advances in our CNC technology, a brand new custom board press and a flurry of new designs under development, our manufacturing and production is becoming more reliable and efficient.
Future customers can look forward to new deck features and new products made possible with our CNC – Including flushmounts, new construction and full urethane rails all the way to FPV drone kits, camera gear, and street luge products.
We’ve designed and built a completely unique hydraulic press that is specifically designed to work seamlessly with our 3D printed moulds, wooden and foam cnc’d moulds and much more! This was done in collaboration with The Man of Crafts on YouTube, and we’ve made two videos as part of the project.
State of The Wheel
With recent supply shortages from overseas, large primary manufacturers have seen a huge shift in supply and demand, and in some cases raw materials. Skaters around the world have noticed inflation affecting the prices on some of the most popular or sought after longboard wheels on the market.
Our original project to bring and affordable wheel to the market was breathed to life with new inspiration and a gusto for success. Enjoy these renders of our works in progress, and visit the work-in-progress product pages for more specific information.