As a newer brand with many years of skateboarding experience among us, we’re stoked to make it widely known that Lifeblood skateboards are produced in North America by PS Stix. Over the past twenty-five years lifelong skateboarder and master craftsman “Professor” Paul Schmitt has constructed superior skateboards for numerous premium brands and his proprietary designs have directly affected millions of skateboarders throughout the world.
As you might already know, I’ve personally skated, tested and endorsed Paul’s skateboards since my years as a professional with his original Schmitt Stix brand. PS Stix decks have been performance-proven over the past two and a half decades and have unquestionably established a benchmark of quality craftsmanship by which all other manufactured skateboards are measured.
If you regularly skate the streets, the skateparks, ledges, rails, gaps, pools, pipes, ditches and assorted terrain like we do, then you’ll probably dig our board sizes, shapes and concaves. Lifeblood skateboards aren’t necessarily “one size fits all”, but our wider shapes tend to allow you to skate all sorts of spots with one set up. Simply put, we don’t feel that a board width measuring under 8 inches wide can properly handle it all. We’re truly committed to deliver quality skateboards and offer soft goods that fit the lives we live and yours as well.
Our second full-length video titled “Service For The Sick” has been released online at Thrasher Magazine’s site and we have produced a limited run of Service For The Sick decks available directly through Unheard PDX. They are available in one size at 8.25″x 32″ with a red SFTS logo on black. Be sure to grab one or more for your collection!
Our Fall/Winter 2013 line of skateboards are here and this diverse line up features the work of several amazing artists. Jeremy Barber created two sick new Kevin Kowalski pro model boards with one featuring Kevin’s pup Spliff and the other with a change up to the Oregon State Parks road sign. Mark Scott’s Concrete Zombie pro model deck is illustrated by Casey McKinley with great detail and Bryce Kanights’ original BK Graffiti model (with a larger 15′ wheelbase) has been updated with a new colorway. The Skate Mattress graphic drops onto the newest shape added to our line of skateboards; it also features a longer 15” wheelbase for a more stable ride on bigger transitions and general all terrain use.
Our Masked series was illustrated by Andrew Pommier and offers up three creative directions with a bit of humor dished up towards hidden identities. Inspired by the iconic branding of John Deere an iconic American brand that stands for hard work, our Lifeblood Logo boards have rolled out with a green and yellow colorway. These decks are available in four sizes and widths.
Our trusted and popular original Coffee Cruiser shape has been updated with new blue collar artwork by the skilled hands of Adam De Varney. It’s a lifer’s favorite for a quick cruise around town. Giving you a bit more, we’ve added the Coffee Cruiser Grande to our line up with the same silhouette, just sized up a bit for additional stoke. The artwork with this deck was created by our friend and local Portland skater Andy Thompson.
For the young guns with shorter stances, our popular Mini-Shred deck has new colors and proves to be a great entry-level board to get those first grinds.
Bundle up and head indoors to skate (if possible), but most of all keep rolling and carry on through these shorter and colder days ahead. Skate everything!