Skate Like It’s MCMXCIX

Those fun loving Greeks are at it again. First there was naked wrestling with invading Persians, now the Greek design team known as “GREECE IS FOR LOVERS” brings us this “Tougher Than Leather” skateboard design. Looking right at home riding rails along the Parthenon or down to your local gyro stand, this leather urban luge was originally designed for the “7ply Project” exhibition, organised by Propaganda Rolling Co, in May 2008. And yes, I realize those are Roman numerals and not Greek numbers up there but as the old saying goes: “IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME….” (rimshot).

Designer: Greece Is For Lovers Studio

24 Comments

  • It begs the question, have the designers ever skateboarded or talked to somebody who has?

  • Great looking design…but not really good in practise…some one riding that skate could get really serious ijuries…

    • wyatt says:

      wow u sisy everyone who rides a skateboard can get screwed up and hurt

      • jelly says:

        wyatt,
        you dickhead,
        i design had a legitimate comment, that flimsy ass leather sandal support it has going on could cause alot of injuries and you call him/her a sissy, but your right alot of people who rides a skateboard does get hurt sometime.

        and that skateboard obviously isnt meant to be ridden, save your ridicule for something worthier.

  • d says:

    talk about a complete disregard for research and human factors…

    novelty nonsense.

  • Maximosis says:

    I mean its great for a display case to maybe get a few laughs from your skating friends, but this thing was obviously not designed to be skated on.

  • DB says:

    Amusing concept.

  • pjay says:

    The leather design is cool… the foot straps, nope

    • poliphilo says:

      I agree.
      And please, dont argue about it’s functionality, this is art

      • tosika says:

        yes i agree. people just have no idea between art and practical products. yet they still post silly comments. (usually all negative comments)

  • frank says:

    I think the stance was of course made in purpose.
    The position of the foot straps is the same as a greek sculpture. The shoes comes from spartes (if I remember well).
    Very well done only for fun!

  • jungle tim says:

    stance is actually ‘goofy’ as opposed to ‘regular’, i think there is a little more thought than first appears in this design, awesome concept,

  • bar says:

    If you tie the straps you will slam the floor so hard that the ancient greeks will hear you

  • Anonymous says:

    I'd hang this on my wall or put it on a shelf for looks.
    But never ride it, Has no grip, the foot straps will be in the way, you gotta kick & push.
    Plus if you gotta bail, it'd be impractical.

    But a sexy piece of art, not so much a working board.

  • Anonymous says:

    I'd hang this on my wall or put it on a shelf for looks.
    But never ride it, Has no grip, the foot straps will be in the way, you gotta kick & push.
    Plus if you gotta bail, it'd be impractical.

    But a sexy piece of art, not so much a working board.

  • ellenia says:

    it should be snowboard

  • ellenia says:

    it should be snowboard

  • Howardmymn says:

    Однако иногда мы бываем на участке от случая к случаю, и приходится бороться уже с последствиями роста сорняков. Как правило, http://taxi-les.site90.com человек прибегает к механическим (физическим) мерам борьбы: прополка сорняков, уничтожение их с корнем, переворачивание грунтов. В результате многолетних действий, Вы получите хорошие результаты.
    Ряд биологических мер направлен на работу с грибками, вирусами, бактериями, которые провоцируют появление болезней лишь на определённых видах растений. Такой способ достаточно коварен, потому что влияние тех или иных средств на здоровье человека изучено не до конца. Применять его мы рекомендуем лишь в том случае, если Вы на сто процентов уверены в безопасности.
    Использование химических методов также двояко. Конечно, оно очень эффективно, потому что помогает ликвидировать сорняки в зародыше. Однако те или иные химические соединения, которые у культурных растений не вызывают отторжения, затем могут попасть к нам в пищу. Гербициды – это конечно не пестициды, однако и ими лучше злоупотреблять. Но если Ваш участок представляет собой сплошные заросли из сорняков, где не может прижить ни одно культурное растение, то, пожалуй, такие радикальные меры будут иметь успех.

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