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GET SERIOUS WITH KRYPTONICS STAR* TRAC

GET SERIOUS WITH KRYPTONICS STAR* TRAC

Although the idea behind ERA Skateboards was to recreate the cruiser boards of the early 1960s, using clay wheels was never going to be an option for the obvious reason that they would be completely rubbish to ride on. We wanted a smooth ride and a top quality product with an interesting history – so the obvious choice for us was Kryptonics Star* Trac wheels. First produced in 1976, Kryptonics wheels drastically changed the functionality of skateboards. It wasn’t long before they became the dominant wheel for all types of skateboarding and the choice of top professional skateboarders such as...

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RIGHT ON TRACK

RIGHT ON TRACK

Early skateboards around in the late 1950s and early 60s used roller-skate trucks and were a long way off from the high-quality performance trucks we see today. Roller-skate trucks were adapted to skateboards by mounting them onto flat metal baseplates, which would be screwed into a board. The design was very juvenile and gave the rider very little stability and control. It wasn’t until the early 1970s that trucks specifically designed for skateboards were invented and manufactured. Our sidewalk surfing complete decks deserve a lot better than roller-skate trucks but we still wanted to use old school parts so we’ve...

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HANDMADE TO RIDE

HANDMADE TO RIDE

ERA Skateboards are handcrafted in our workshop on Mersea Island, on the East Coast of England. Each one is individually handmade and with over 35 years experience of joinery and woodworking, the quality of the craftsmanship is second to none. We use quality American oak, walnut, and sepele hardwoods, and once the boards are finished with a hardwearing varnish, the individual character of the grain and wood makes them look good enough to hang on your wall. From natural materials to an ERA Skateboard. Boards varnished and ready for drilling. Stacked and ready for some trucks and wheels. Workshop antics....

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WE WANT TO HAVE A GOOD TIME

WE WANT TO HAVE A GOOD TIME

Creativity was riding high in the 1960s. Art, fashion, design, and music were cutting edge and pushing the boundaries established by out-of-touch generations, shaping the freethinking and modern way of life we live today. Somewhere amongst all of this, skateboarding or sidewalk surfing, as it was known, took off in a big way in California and permanently embedded itself in the psyche of the thrill seeker and forever-young. This little bit of space, we call Pool Side, is where we get to share, review and discuss all that was hip and happening in the world back in the day, mixing...

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