The all-new Polar Skate Co Summer 20 Hardware has landed here on the Parade store. The big news of this collection is, as you're probably aware, that Polar has a new pro in the form of Shin Sanbongi.
There's a pretty nice back story to this, Polar started hooking Shin up a few years back after being introduced to him via their Japanese distributor, Kukunochi. Fast forward a few years and Shin's flowing, surf-style has earned him admirers around the world, a pro skate shoe colourway with adidas Skateboarding, and now his name on a board and his very own Surf Special Shape.
Shin's debut pro graphic was designed by artist, Isaiah Kennedy, and features on his Surf Special Shape. This is a shaped Polar skateboard deck, 8.75" at its widest point, with wheel wells and a 14.375" wheelbase.
This debut model is complemented by the Memory Palace series, designed by long-time Polar collaborator, Tynan Kerr. This colourful series includes pro models for Shin, Dane Brady, Nick Boserio and Hjalte Halberg.
Alongside this series, the Polar pros all get new graphics, such as Paul Grund's Medusa Desire deck and Oski's The Count graphic. We also see an expansion of the decks offering wheel wells, you are now able to purchase some of the Polar Special Shapes with wheel wells. This includes the Football Shape and the Dane 1 Shape.
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