Stab Magazine | Fins And Pads Don’t Have To Be Boring

Fins And Pads Don’t Have To Be Boring

Gorilla is bringing colour to the achromatic world of hardware through their artist series.

hardware // Mar 1, 2017
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

I have a bizarre penchant for decorative grip pads. Fins too. No idea as to why, but I feel that a boring, black, board carpet with matching skegs is such a squandered opportunity. It’s the perfect canvas for displaying some personality, might as well use it.

Best part is, no one will shame you for it either. I’ve certainly never gotten chased out of the lineup for rocking fruity hardware. And if I’m getting run out of the locale, it’s because I’m acting like an absolute kook, not because of my tie-dye stomp pad and pink fins — a combo I proudly flaunted on my previous rig. Most of the time that stuff says submerged in the water anyways.

Because of this, I’m giving the stamp of approval to the new Gorilla #coloroutsidethelines artist series. Besides keeping things hip with the hashtag, the new line of tech from Gorilla is neat because it seeks out artists from around the globe and asks them what #coloroutsidethelines means to them, and physically applies that inspiration to a unique set of fins and pads that look oh so sweet.

The first in the series is Nanda Ormond, a New Zealand based artist whose work is inspired by his unique homeland. Check out the vid above if you want some visual stimuli, and scope the range online and at select premium stores only, should you want to get around to actually spicing up that blank deck.


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