When We Was Rad:
Skateboard History from UK Vintage Magazine

Back in the Day: vintage skateboard shop adverts from 1988

Skateboard Shops in Southampton, Manchester, Lewisham and Weston-super-Mare from 1988Off Beat Sportz take the prize this time for their “We Like Cats and Dogs Price List” tag line. What was that all about, then?
Action Ramps deserve some other kind of prize for breaking down the humble jump-ramp into a whole series of components.
Meanwhile Youngs favoured the “long copy” approach, Split went for the big claim (but it was certainly true the time I went there) and Weston BMX and Leisure turned sideways to fit it all in.
Each of the shops had a distinctive style and a crew of locals to match in the days before chain stores sold skateboards!

3 responses to “Back in the Day: vintage skateboard shop adverts from 1988”

  1. Split Skates … Now that’s a blast from the past – We used to hang out in there shop in Manchester when I was a kid 🙂

  2. Off beatz sports eh? In the days when skateshops sold ice hockey stuff! Ahhh, the memories of being an intimidated 11 year old…

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