/500 Skateboards – New Limited Cruiser Collabs

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/500 Skateboards Singer Dark Princess Cruiser

We’re excited to welcome /500 Skateboards to the Skate Warehouse roster. These guys do killer limited edition cruiser boards in collaboration with talented artists such as Kasl, Graham Curren, Greg Simkins and Bob Dob. Each board is 1 of 500 created for the selected artist, and features a custom hand-printed, numbered hang-tag as the certificate of authenticity.

Check out the interview, pics and videos below. Now is the time to pick up a new /500 cruiser for yourself or someone else this holiday. You’ll save 20% on everything this weekend at Skate Warehouse during our Black Friday Sale. Go skate!

New /500 Skateboards at Skate Warehouse:

New /500 Skateboards Collection

/500 Singer Dark Princess Cruiser

  • 29” Long x 8″ Wide
  • 13.5″ Wheelbase
  • 7-ply Canadian Maple
  • Full Board Dip
  • Black Die Cut Griptape
  • Wheels 62MM 78A
  • 5” Matte Black Slant Trucks
  • Bushings 90A
  • .25” inch Riser Pads
  • Abec 5 Bearings

New /500 Skateboards Singer Dark Princess Cruiser

/500 G. Curren Time Cruiser

  • 33” Long x 9.5″ Wide
  • 22″ Wheelbase
  • 7-ply Maple Construction
  • Swallow Tail Cruiser Shape
  • Black Die Cut Griptape
  • Wheels 60MM 78A
  • 6” Matte Black Slant trucks
  • Bushings 90A
  • .25” inch Riser Pads
  • Abec 5 Bearings

New 500 Skateboards Graham Curren Time Cruiser

/500 Bob Dob Where Crows Die Cruiser

  • 32.5” Long x 9” Wide
  • 15” Wheel Base
  • 7-ply Maple Construction
  • Full Concave Shape
  • Black Die Cut Griptape
  • Wheels 62MM 78A
  • 160MM Slant Trucks
  • Bushings 90A
  • .50” Riser Pads
  • Abec 5 Bearings

New 500 Skateboards Bob Dob Where Crows Die Cruiser

/500 Simkins Storm Trooper Cruiser

  • 27.5” Long x 8.25’’ Wide
  • 14″ Wheel Base
  • 7-ply Maple Construction
  • Full Board Dip
  • Black Die Cut Grip Tape
  • Wheels 60MM 78A
  • 5” Matte Black Slant Trucks
  • Bushings 90A
  • .25” inch Riser Pads
  • Abec 5 Bearings

New 500 Skateboards Star

/500 Skateboards – Graham Curren

/500 Skateboards – Shawn “Kasl” Singer

Interview with /500 Skateboards Crew

/500 Skateboards - Josh Kearney, Matt Singley and Dan Hodge

Q: When was /500 founded and who is running the show?

A: /500 was founded in January 2013. Josh Kearney came up with the idea and enlisted the help of friends also in the surf/skate industry, Matt Singley and Dan Hodge. We all have been involved in the skate, surf, and music worlds for many years.

Q: What inspired you guys to start a limited-run cruiser board brand? Why 500?

/500 Skateboards Graham Curren Time Cruiser

A: We all grew up as skate rats and skateboards had such iconic artwork at the time. We wanted to create a brand that was more art driven and give us the opportunity to collab with these insanely talented artists. As for the quantity of 500, we thought that was a good number to put a cap on to produce. All the boards are numbered with a custom hang tag, so you know you have an authentic model. When we sat down and thought it out, we pretty much said lets create only 500 of this one style and then move on to the next artist collab. Keeping the boards limited helps create excitement and demand for new releases.

Q: You work with some very talented artists, are these already friends or do you seek out specific people?

A: Some were already our friends, and a few we sought out specifically for this project. Turns out it’s a very small world and we all run in the same circles. We were fortunate enough that this first group has a strong following which has helped spread the word about the brand.

Q: Do you find most of your customers are buying for the collectibility or to ride them?

A: It seems like it’s split down the middle at this point. The cool thing is someone might not even know the artist and just like the graphic, or someone that’s never really skated knows the artist and decides to try it out. They are definitely built with both intentions in mind. The reason behind doing the cruisers is the artwork will stay intact on the board.

Q: Everyone needs at least one cruiser in the house, but do you plan on producing standard decks/completes in the future?

A: We have thrown around the idea of producing standard decks and completes and have gotten requests, but at this time we are focusing on more cruiser artist collabs.

Q: What’s in store for /500 in 2014?

A: Expect new model drops from us in Summer 2014. We already have boards in the works with some insane artists and are locking down more as we speak. Also, wanted to give a big thanks to everyone at Skate Warehouse for the support!

/500 Skateboards Simkins Storm Trooper Cruiser

For the latest updates follow us on instagram: @500skateboards

Shout out to our artists!
Shaun Kasl Singer- kaslarmy.com
Graham Curran- grahamcurran.com
Bob Dob- bobdob.com
Greg Craola Simkins- imscared.com

Shop /500 Cruisers and our entire selection of Complete Skateboards at Skate Warehouse. Save yourself 20% all weekend during our Black Friday Sale!

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