Banzai Artist Edition #3 - Cole Barash
COLOR #3 - SIENNA / ARTIST #3 - COLE BARASH
An exclusive reissue that celebrates one of the most famous skateboard designs of the 1970s.
Limited to an edition of 50 boards per colour & size, each banzai skateboard comes in a high-grade collector’s box featuring an art print by one of the following artists: David Carson, Jay Nelson, Nathaniel Russell, Todd Glaser, and Cole Barash.
MEDIUM 23,5″ (60 CM)
This aluminium board is probably the closest you will ever get to the original 70s slalom vibe. We have deleted the shaky behaviour of its ancestors but preserved the nimble and quick spirit of a short wheelbase. Lower to the ground and with a narrow shape it demands a more controlled riding technique.
LARGE 28.5" (72 CM)
Equipped with thicker, shock-absorbing riser pads and a wheelbase near modern skateboards, hovering through the city becomes a new sensation. We were able to carry out the transformation to a modern form of transport. The specially heat-treated aluminium alloy allows stability and power transmission at any speed.
- Hand-brushed and entirely made from anodised aluminium
- Grippy urethane wheel
- Ceramic bearing
- Lightweight x-calibre truck
- Stainless mounting part
- High riser shock absorb
- Aircraft-type vibration free locknuts
A prodigious talent, while still a teenager Cole Barash was already a world-renowned snowboard photographer before the need to broaden his creative canvas took hold. His first book, talk story, was published in 2014 and offered an intimate insight into Oahu’s infamous north shore, anchored around pro surfer John Florence, while his most recent – stiya – juxtaposes a storm with the birth of his first child.
Mixing his time between cape cod and New York, Cole’s digital, analogue, and archival photography tends to be drawn towards visual conversations with colour, nature and moments, and though personal art projects are clearly where his true passion lies, Barash’s commercial photography has also been featured in major publications such as time Lightbox, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone and Vogue.