Getting Up While Getting Down

You new punk rockers and your graffiti skateboards! New wave, you say? No way. This skateboard is a strait up wild-style NYC modernist skateboard design. It’s an art-board, inspired by New York City “Wild Style” graffiti, but it’s also functional. Its unique shape provides lots of gawkers along with new bends, twists, and banks you’ve never broken your neck with before.

Designer Loren Kulesus describes the unique skate experience you’d have riding the “IPSVM” board to be comparable to a convertible car. One who is used to driving a “normal” car finds driving a convertible totally wild: they’ll find the same to be true of the IPSVM board. The same is true, Kulesus says, about the trucks specifically. Take a peek at them, skateboard enthusiasts, and say specifically how nice you’d be able to turn.

And about these banks… What kind of banks we talking about, Loren? The banks are totally amazing I bet.

Totally amazing banks.

Designer: Loren Kulesus

70 Comments

  • Widiwadi says:

    Nice CAD exercise!
    I’m glad it’s only working virtual and in RP.

  • susko says:

    0 functional..

  • Carl says:

    nice renderings, but as for the content, a skateboard with holes in…wuupiee doo..! i can actually imagine this would make the board weaker, due to the tensile strength and pressure points put on it by the user. a little ‘real world’ testing required before such dross next time.

  • ZGiSH says:

    A Piece of Art.

    Nothing more, Nothing less.

  • mongolianbrushfire says:

    haters

  • mongolianbrushfire says:

    make some real ones, designer

  • rod krieger says:

    awesome

    but I wouldn’t dare try a trick with it

  • Eric says:

    I love it! Address the structual concerns for the skeptics and you should have no problem finding buyers. My only concern is that the top surface is not flat due to its twisted structure, and that would cause issues with grip. The more flat surface area the better for stability when standing on it… Ps the large loops on the ends double as handles!

    • zippyflounder says:

      not only the structural concerns but the mfg aspects…bigies. Its a bit of unobtainum that is fun to look at. It could be built as a quasi composite where a smooth upper deck out of high perfomance transparent matterial supports the 3d graphic…just a notion.

      • Eric says:

        Like encasing the exact design in a hard “plastic?” That would work now, but I’d actually rather wait until it could be made as it looks, I like the fact there are holes in it. I feel it’s worth the wait…

        • zippyflounder says:

          it is possiable in carbon composite, heck if somebody wants to pay for it i could make it real..as drawn….just ask editor LT for my e addy and lets talk money 🙂

          • Eric says:

            Lol! Thank you Zippy!! I might have to wait for either of the following though:
            A: Mass produced (cheaper) version in __ years to come.
            -or-
            B: My 3D printer to make it later (in __ years to come.)
            I currently use roller blades more often (due to my puppy I walk constantly.) This would just be a fun sports addition to the garage. (with the added touch of personality/uniqueness to it!)
            I honestly feel more corporations will take up 3D printing before consumers can afford it, so either way this will be less expensive to produce if I just give it time…. (which I can afford now…) Maybe Tony Hawk will take you up on that offer though?! 😉

  • Virtually good; nice lines for a skateboard, really creative way to represent it but far of being visually attractive I feel it would not be a functional product, for the main reason expressed by people here…

  • lynx says:

    The board looks vulnerable to me, but me likey it!

  • hejioshin says:

    Impossible to skate. I know.

  • zippyflounder says:

    the thing about 3 d printing is that right now your choice of materials is pretty limited structurly. That skateboard deck is under some huge stresses far exceeding most thermo plastics. I could see making a core via rapid prototyping but its still going to need carbon to give it some strenght. Will RP eventualy allow its construction, yes if you view nanotech as RP.

    • Eric says:

      Lol if you ask me everything is limited right now. We as a human race are on the verge of a HUGE advancement in computer technology. In just a few short years silicon chips are obsolete. And that’s the tip of a very large ice berg… including RP.
      Can you imagine this website in the future? I can! Everyone will have ‘claytronic’ devices to produce a 3D prototype of anything seen on the site. We then can hold in our hands a sample of what the designer is going for, and we can see it from every angle. I for one would love to be able to actually try on finger scissors (bad example) before commenting… Can’t wait!

      • zippyflounder says:

        and most of it will be non functioning vaporware just like now.

        • Eric says:

          Needle in a haystack zippy. It’s worth combing through the crap for that one item that changes lives. Either way I want to touch and see from every angle-even the pointless ones, why not? If people won’t have an educated idea of how to design, then others will at least have educated feedback to give. Just as many crap comments on here as crap ‘products’ if you ask me…

  • winnie says:

    nice design!

  • Rachel says:

    How much would one of these cost?

  • Paulo Cesar de Souza says:

    Im from Brazil Rio de Janeiro and have a store of skate and I would like
    to resell its products. Could you send me the prices and I would like know
    if you sending for the Brazil.
    thanks
    Paulo Carneiro

  • Paulo Cesar de Souza Carneiro says:

    I´m from Brazil Rio de Janeiro and have a store of skate and I would like
    to resell its products. Could you send me the prices and I would like know
    if you sending for the Brazil.
    thanks
    Paulo Carneiro

  • Dado says:

    Very nice design!
    I like the way the deck works with the trucks
    It would be nice for skateboard lovers as an art piece in their home
    but as said before, I’m not sure if it helps increasing the function of it.

    – DaDo

  • herman the german says:

    as we would say in germany mei deer frends…
    sis is uber-schwul.

  • LnddMiles says:

    Great post! I’ll subscribe right now wth my feedreader software!

  • Ihannah says:

    So beautyfull!

  • Longboarder says:

    Rly good work but you should maybe design a longboard like this cause it would be still functionally!

    • larbatrong says:

      I totaly agree with you! with the wirght matetrials ut colud be totaly functional in a longboard, and it would be an awesome longboard…. but even thought, im still wondering how those trucks work?

  • Longboarder says:

    Rly good work but you should maybe design a longboard like this cause it would be still functionally!

    • larbatrong says:

      I totaly agree with you! with the wirght matetrials ut colud be totaly functional in a longboard, and it would be an awesome longboard…. but even thought, im still wondering how those trucks work?

  • Lia Melis says:

    This board is SO SICK!!!!! Were ca nI get one!?!!?

  • Lia Melis says:

    This board is SO SICK!!!!! Were ca nI get one!?!!?

  • Joe Brown says:

    email me on how to buy it..seriously (peace_out32@hotmail.com)

  • Joe Brown says:

    email me on how to buy it..seriously (peace_out32@hotmail.com)

  • glenn says:

    whaoooo…. it is really amazing its sick

  • zigma says:

    you are obviously not a skater……

  • Grey says:

    Why? lol

  • ty says:

    I want one how much?

  • ty says:

    How much please email me back..

  • Jenny says:

    I love it how much I want it for Christmas!

  • Jenny says:

    I love it how much?

  • Ed says:

    Superb attention to detail!!!

  • Boarding is life says:

    I really wanna buy this board I will give you whatever amount of money you want I really want this board

  • FiaSo says:

    How much i have to pay for this f***in’ awesome board ?

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