We recently received a custom IRIS skateboard from George Rocha and set it up and took it for a roll through the streets. For several years now, George has been creating these truly unique one of a kind skateboards from – skateboards! His upcycling process begins with the donations of used skate decks which are then glued together, sliced into slabs, shaped, cut and sanded into an awesome and unique line of 7 different cruiser decks all from within his garage space in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset district.
These skateboards are genuinely derived from self-made craftsmanship that liberates old discarded decks (by the hundreds) from clogging up the landfills and gives them new life within a new piece of skateable art. The Point Break model that we received measures in at 27.25” x 7.25” with an effective 17’ wheelbase. I set it up with a set of Independent 109s and OJIIIs for a smooth, responsive roll and it quickly brought me back to that embryonic magic rolling feeling as the sidewalk quickly passed beneath my feet as a young kid. So good!
All IRIS decks feature a unique look from each and every board that is produced and they creatively make use of recycled crushed glass which is environmentally friendly, super grippy and allows for the beauty of these original colored veneers to shine right through. Whether you’re a collector or looking for a profoundly unique daily cruiser, IRIS skateboards are both functional and favorable, made from skateboarding and a lifelong skateboarder.
– Bryce Kanights
Top and bottom views of the Point Break model
Recycled crushed glass for an environmentally friendly and fun ride.
Recycled crushed glass detail
Point Blank Complete