Friday, May 16, 2008

Lonnie Toft Outrageous 8 Skateboard

When I was a kid in the 1970's, I was so perplexed by the 8 wheel outrageousness of the double wide Lonnie Toft that I built my facsimile from plywood just to try to figure out how it it could be ridden. Turns out, there is an inherent battle between the opposing trucks so turning was impossible. Admittedly, Mr. Toft appears to have figured it out.

Early decks are super collectible but perhaps none more than the Lonnie Toft Outrageous 8. It seems my contemporaries remain as taken with it as we were then.

Lonnie Toft Bio