Arbor Features Dave Kinsey on New Board

July 8, 2010


Arbor Collective is introducing a new Bamboo Hybrid skateboard featuring artwork from Dave Kinsey. Kinsey’s work is well known throughout the surf, skate and snow community. Arbor’s Art Director Joel Woodman says, “Few Artists have had his level of influence on this particular subculture.”

Here’s more from the Arbor Press Release.

Venice, CA – June 29, 2010 – The Arbor Collective is proud deliver the new Bamboo Hybrid skateboard as part of the Concrete Series featuring the artwork of renowned artist, Dave Kinsey. His blend of urban landscape and the human condition creates a striking image on one of Arbor’s best selling decks.

The Bamboo Hybrid is Arbor’s multi-dimensional long skateboard that was designed with a wide mid-section, concave profile and rounded kick tail/nose to deliver longboard stability and real flat-ground/park performance. Completes include: Arbor 65mm 78A Durometer Street Series Wheels, ABEC 5 Bearings, 10” Gullwing trucks and is gripped with long-lasting crushed recycled glass.

Dave Kinsey has received national and international acclaim as a fine artist and designer. He has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Washtington Post, The London Times, Blackbook, BLK/MRKT Two and Juztapose. Kinsey, a resident of Los Angeles, takes cues from the current cultural climate to examine the intersection between the urban landscape and the human condition. Kinsey’s work captures the universal essence of the humanity through an energetic portrayal of urban figures. He works spontaneously utilizing a range of mediums constructing multilayered and textured environments easily likened to the complexities of contemporary life.

Arbor was founded in 1995 on the assertion that solutions to many of today’s most difficult snow, skate, and apparel design challenges exist in the natural world. For 14 years, Arbor has built on the belief of replacing, environmentally harmful materials with ecologically based, natural alternatives. Arbor’s goal is to create a higher level of function and relevance in the most responsible way possible. The end result must be improved style and performance, with significantly reduced impact on the environment. “We all need clean air to skate, clean water to surf, and snow to ride…”


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