Sacrifice Skateboards

About Sacrifice Skateboards:

Rene Morales and Richard Sanchez started Sacrifice Skates in 1999.  Rene Morales  had just lost the first skate company he started.  He met Rich through some mutual friends and was amazed by his art talent.  They were eating burritos when Rene said “Man trying to do this skateboard crap is a lot of sacrifice!”  Richard said “That’s it…Sacrifice!”  And Sacrifice Skateboards was born.Sacrifice Skateboards

 

 

 

 

Board Specifications:IMG_1717

  • 7 ply maple. Pressed in Riverside, California USA
  • Length: 32.25 inches
  • Width: 9 inches
  • Wheelbase: 15.25 inches
  • Tail: 6.50 inches
  • Nose: 7.00 inches
  • Shape: Custom
  • Concave: Smooth and even throughout

Intended use: Skateboarding

Recommended for: Ripping!

Review Date: September 2015 – October 2015

Sacrifice Skateboard Review:

IMG_1716The art on this deck was drawn by Richard Sanchez, the level of detail is unreal.  Richard is truly a gifted artist, I almost felt bad riding it!  Richard has done art for Vans, Famous Stars and Stripes, etc. The verbiage is from the Bible, Mathew 21:44, “Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed”.  Richard obviously used this as inspiration in the drawing.

Looking it over I was impressed at the construction and detail everywhere.  The shape is very unique, the nose is huge.  It’s a bigger board than I’ve ridden in quite some time, it took me a few days to really get used to it.  Being a bigger guy, I put boards under a fair amount of stress.  Normally I put stress cracks in boards within a few weeks, not this one.  I absolutely love this board for ramps and bowls, it took some getting used to for street.  For ramps and bowls this big board really charges and is super responsive in tight spots.  Even tough its a bigger board its still light enough for great pop on ollies.  My only complaint was the paint flaked off, especially in the tail.  Wherever I’d drop in, I’d leave behind paint chips.  But if you’re going to use the board as I have, it will be scratched up in no time anyway.  So if your looking for a hand made, high quality, made in the USA deck…hit up the dudes at Sacrifice Skates.  Better yet pick up two…one to skate, one for wall art by Richard Sanchez.

Pros

  • Amazing graphics
  • Custom shape
  • High quality wood

Cons

  • Paint flaked off
Construction: (5 / 5)
Performance: (5 / 5)
Design: (5 / 5)
Overall: (5 / 5)

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