Dissatisfied with boards designed for vert skating that would crumble under the punishment of their urban playground, Rodney and Bruno got a hold of some seven-ply maple wood skateboard blanks, dragged them up to the roof of their friend Alyasha’s, building in Brooklyn, got out a jig saw and some spray paint, and made their first run of skateboards. Skateboards designed specifically for street skating. Rodney and Bruno gave these boards to the best skaters in and around New York City. These true street skaters had never rode anything like these decks before. This team of tougher-than-nails street skaters joined up with Rodney and Bruno, and SHUT Skates was born.
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