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Just spotted on Facebook.

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Man, those look pretty damn sweet!

I contacted DT skates and asked about them (I was specific about the Airbeam and the TriPlane).  Their response: 

"Yes, that is the truth. Both are in production, but don’t know the drop dates yet. Thanks"


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Tri Plane graphic looks great. Shogo Airbeam graphic looks a bit small. Still no Biniak, that's the one I want.
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i presume they will be just look a likes with the same graphics and not authentic reps,now that would have been good
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Those are cool but I'm betting the Airbeam is a graphic on the bottom of a wooden deck...

still cool tho![thumb]
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I contacted them and they said in about 8 weeks.....as far as the deck goes it looks to be the grafix on a regular wood deck....but they did say the airbeams and tri planes are taking longer to reproduce!!!! BUT ITS THE SHAPE IM REALLY DIGGING....Im skating on PIGS these days...not even POOL decks anymore!!!! So much more fun....these kids dont know what they are missing!!!!
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Are they putting the graphics on the top or the bottom of the deck? Don't forget that these two were top screened. Are they using heat transfers or screening them?
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Rich & I asked a few board makers about making 70's air beams & it would have cost way to much...    the way they were made was to press a top & bottom 1/2 then press them together & cut out, finish..
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These 2 historical decks are both made by Boulder with yorkite top and bottoms. Paul Schmitt will be the repop guy on these. He did the repops for Lance Mountain to recreate the Veriflex boulder boards. During that search for materials -- they could only buy it in black and white.

I know these 2 decks are copied off original decks cause they are my OG decks that they are copies of. This has been ongoing for well over a year and half.

The TriPlane molds have been made, the airbeam as Wes points out is a different bird. Last i heard is that it might be recreated on a CNC router. 

Still you cannot press the yorkite on after you router the beams without a perfect mold. CNC can do the mold too -- but the boards weight will be silly -- Bottom line here is that these will only be released in Black yorkite with screened art to hopefully properly repop the brilliant WH art

lastly -- sure would be nice to see some royalties passed to Wes. The world turns

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Dan, screened art on top or bottom?
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Im not making these nor am i the screener -- 

Historically the TriPlane is screened on both top and bottom -- im sure since that was Jim's rider he would try to copy it correctly.

On the Shogo -- again -- im not the maker or the screener -- The airbeam will likely just be the main art on topside.

I will inquire -- but i suggest that these boards are still in development -- the pictures in the catalog are just images, not finished boards

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If its just the YORKLITE..will they be skatable or just wall hangers??? I want to skate it...
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I'm sure they will be skatable.  Yorkite is made from wood pulp, I think.  Kind of like a heavy duty cardboard.  I suppose you could make a deck entirely out of Yorkite, but why would you?  I'm sure these decks just have Yorkite laminates top and bottom, like rckser said.  Doesn't the Flying Aces reissue have a Yorkite bottom?  That's definitely a skateable deck.
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I think the flying aces reissue was formica bottom ...
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I believe Dan mentioned in a different thread that the G&S Pine Design Routed Rail reissues were Yorklite on the bottom.  Bottom line is if they do as nice a job on these as FibreFlex did with their most recent Aces, Teamrider, Bowlrider, and Hester decks, along with the G&S Proline and Pine Design decks, these will likely be worth picking up.  I think a lot of people would be surprised and disappointed if DT Skates turned out a Z Flex ZVP POS type version.  
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