Friday, July 11, 2014

Rocket From The Crypt - Skateboard Deck


Foundation (1996)

OK, you got me.  This isn't a record, so it really has no place being written about on this website.  But it is music related, and I've been searching for one of these for many, many years so I'm going to make an exception.

This skateboard deck was sold by Rocket From The Crypt during the 1996 Warped Tour.  Considering it was such a big festival show, I wondered if Rocket would really translate, having only seen them in smaller venues prior to this.  I went to 2 of the dates for that years Warped Tour and Rocket just kicked ass both times.  When they played up in Vernon, NJ near the old Action Park it started pouring rain right before they were about to play.  They just went out anyway and destroyed in front of the 30 or so people brave enough to stand in the storm.  It's one of my fondest Rocket memories.

Anyway, the skateboard itself was one of the things they had at their merch booth.  Frankly, I didn't have enough money for it at the time.  I didn't have enough on me on day one and then I just forgot about it on day two and once again didn't bring enough money to buy one.  I've been looking for one ever since.  It's been estimated that there were about 100 of these made (just an estimate, I cannot confirm that as an official 100% accurate number - but it's probably close). So needless to say they haven't shown up for sale too often in the intervening 18 years.

I had the chance to grab one a few years ago from another person on the Swami message board, but just couldn't come up with the funds at the time.  Then, one finally showed up on eBay the other week.  At $150 (buy it now), it is certainly quite a bit more than it would have cost if I had picked it up at the Warped Tour, but I just couldn't stand it not being in my collection anymore.  So I grabbed it.  I don't skateboard, but I'm just thrilled to have one of these.  Especially as I expect it to look pretty amazing hanging on the wall next to my Hot Snakes skateboard deck!


  1. Hot Snakes skateboard deck?! Now that's something I've got to find. I'd love to see that since you've mentioned it. It is music related like you said.

  2. Um…I hate to break it to you but I NEED this