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    Not really talk about ukulele, but related to the uke. Saw that Pepe Romero and Daniel Ho collaborated on a uke inspired skateboard made by Sector9, called the Uke Board. Guess it is smaller than most skateboards, so that part is in line with the ukulele concept.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0s4AJnvx3A

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EA3ZlXXrXY

    I am not a skateboarder, but interesting bringing these 2 things together. Wonder how this came about.

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    I believe Daniel is a big skateboarder. Perhaps Pepe is, too.

    I saw Daniel in concert tonight with the Romeros. He talked briefly about their various collaborations and is really proud of the board. It seems sized between a penny board and regular board. It is extremely well made with excellent quality wheels. They had one on display and were selling them. $169.
    More an appreciator of the ukulele than a true player. My motto is: "Don't matter how good it ring if it ain't got some bling."

    Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.—Voltaire

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    Ah, I did not know Daniel was into skateboards. Wish them luck on their new biz venture. I have seen Daniel in concert a couple of times and enjoyed them. Nice guy. Hope you enjoyed his concert with the Pepes,

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    Cole Clark once made a skateboard for Ben Harper, with a functional lap steel guitar in it.

    Oh, and I have here a French made Uke Board, that is actually a ukulele stand. I think they're discontinued though, the domain name seems to have passed on.

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    Hope it has a koa top... er, I mean deck

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    Quote Originally Posted by jollyboy View Post
    Hope it has a koa top... er, I mean deck
    yeah, I'll take mine in koa...

    here's my soprano size board I built in Jr. High, about 50 years ago...Ash and Walnut, Chicago trucks, all USA made.
    board.jpg
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    Just Play

    Sopranos: 1st uke, Lanikai soprano LU-11 - Aquilas | 30's Martin style 0 - Martins
    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water w/Fremont soloist low G | Waverly Street banjolele - Worth Browns
    UBass: Kala Exotic Mahogany - Road Toad Pahoehoe | Kala FS2 - Pahoehoe

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    Here are the "deets" as shared by Jason Arimoto of U-Space (and a member here):
    - 24 inches long, designed to travel easy.
    - Trick board wheelbase.
    - Tail kick and nose kick
    - Tapered sides for turning.

    - Sector 9 wheels with ABEC 5 bearings, quiet and smooth on all surfaces.
    - Simple brush stroke graphics, featuring maple wood grain.

    This limited edition (only 100 made) was hand built by Sector 9, a top-brand skateboard company, in San Diego, CA.


    Retail price: $169, available exclusively at U-SPACE for a limited time!
    More an appreciator of the ukulele than a true player. My motto is: "Don't matter how good it ring if it ain't got some bling."

    Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.—Voltaire

    Curious about the relative importance of tonewood vs. the luthier? See Luthiers for a Cause to learn more!

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    linear or re-entrant?

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    There's the solid vs laminate question too. Personally I like laminate decks.
    Martin OXK Soprano
    Kamaka HF3 Tenor
    Eastman EU3C Concert
    Martin S1
    Martin T1K

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