MPLS Deck – Team Series
By Adam Carlson
The MPLS Deck has a tapered shaped nose and tail, a traditional shape great for every style of skating. It features our new Steep Street Concave (SSC-1) construction with a Pop-Lite Core for a lighter deck without compromising strength. This board smashes the streets, park, transition and straight cruising. This graphic is a 2-color simulated spot process screen print done by hand direct to wood before being pressed.
The idea behind the MPLS Deck graphic is to represent our roots while paying homage to one of the very first official PLUS graphics. PLUS’s owners grew up in northern Minnesota and will always be rooted there which is why Minneapolis was chosen. When the first were being pressed in 2014 we also began practicing the art of screen printing on veneer. This led to the need for a few graphics to practice with but nothing for retail sale. Then came the very first graphic (that wasn’t just a logo board), it was a black Minneapolis skyline with a PLUS logo stylized and placed behind it like a moon. Real simple but damn clean. Fast forward 2 years and we now offer our new Minneapolis graphic as our first tip-to-tail graphic. Except instead of a simple silhouette, we’ve got 2-color photoreal image. In addition to the new approach to the Minneapolis skyline, we have defined the size by the color: Black is the 8.0″, Antique (brown) is 8.25″ and Turquoise is 8.5″.
This is the first deck produced with our new steep concave mold and we couldn’t be anymore excited to bring this board to the skaters!
Don’t forget to grab some PLUS grip tape to go along with this fresh MPLS Deck.
Handmade by a skateboarder in California
*ALL decks constructed with 7 plies of industry standard Hardrock Maple and Multibond SK-8 Glue
Manufactured in: 8.0″ (black) , 8.25″ (brown) & 8.5″ (turquoise)