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jason knight develops skateboard decks made from 100% recycled plastic

jason knight has developed a way to make skateboard decks out of 100% recycled plastic and he’s releasing it open source. in the fight against plastic waste, the designer is making a download kit containing all the information people need to make their own deck. to help fund the project, knight has launched a kickstarter campaign, allowing you to get your hands on the very first batch to be sold while supporting a small-scale plastic recycler.

jason knight develops skateboard decks made from 100% recycled plastic designboom

images and videos courtesy of jason knight – MANDIN

 

 

why skateboard decks? what stands out most about recycled plastic products is the beauty of their appearance. what is often overlooked is how strong and durable they can be. jason knight chose skateboard decks to showcase what recycled plastic can really do as they get put through extreme conditions: bumped, grinded, and dropped. these are the first traditional popsicle decks in the world to be made from 100% recycled plastic. this shape was chosen as it best demonstrates the potential of the material due to its thinness.

jason knight develops skateboard decks made from 100% recycled plastic designboom

 

 

the next step to make this project possible is to create a digital download kit containing all the information people need to make their own. the download kit will include all the information people need to start producing them: 3D models, engineering drawings, electronics schematics, assembly guide, build video, usage video, technical data sheets, and bill of materials. all this information will be shared online, open source for free, so that anybody in the world can download it, build their own and start making decks. you can find out more by visiting the kickstarter page here.

jason knight develops skateboard decks made from 100% recycled plastic designboom

jason knight develops skateboard decks made from 100% recycled plastic designboom

jason knight develops skateboard decks made from 100% recycled plastic designboom

jason knight develops skateboard decks made from 100% recycled plastic designboom

 

jason knight develops skateboard decks made from 100% recycled plastic designboom

jason knight develops skateboard decks made from 100% recycled plastic designboom

jason knight develops skateboard decks made from 100% recycled plastic designboom

jason knight develops skateboard decks made from 100% recycled plastic designboom

jason knight develops skateboard decks made from 100% recycled plastic designboom

jason knight develops skateboard decks made from 100% recycled plastic designboom

 

 

project info:

 

project name: 100% recycled plastic open source skateboard decks

design: jason knight – MANDIN

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

  • Have any pro or semi pro skaters tried these decks ? Any endorsements or recommendations from them ? What is the weight in comparison to regular type boards ? What are the dimensions – length – width – nose – tail – wheel base ?

    Thomas Brown
    Oct 13, 2020

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