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Foundation Skateboard Decks Review - Mike Rusczyk Amateur Retirement Model

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Foundation Skateboard Decks Review - Mike Rusczyk Amateur Retirement Model

Foundation Skateboard Decks Review - Mike Rusczyk Amateur Retirement Model

Foundation Skateboard Decks Review - Mike Rusczyk Amateur Retirement Model

The Bottom Line

Mike Rusczyk has spent six years as a sponsored Am for Foundation Skateboards Company (Foskco), and is finally retiring as an amateur skateboarder and being promoted to full Pro Skateboarder. To celebrate, Foundation has produced his Amateur Retirement Model skateboard deck. The deck also comes with a free skate DVD - "The Retirement Party", Mike Rusczyk, Corey Duffel, Ethan Fowler, Lionel Rocha, Matt Kehoe, Kevin McGowan, Gareth Stehr, Angel Ramirez, Matt Allen, Tommy Gurrola and more.

Pros

  • Pro quality Foundation skateboard design, made in USA
  • New pro Mike Rusczyk amateur retirement model
  • Free "The Retirement Party" DVD

Cons

  • Strong colors in the design, but not my style of graphic

Description

  • Mike Rusczyk's first pro model skateboard deck
  • High grade Tum Yeto deck construction
  • Made in the USA
  • Free "The Retirement Party" DVD

Guide Review - Foundation Skateboard Decks Review - Mike Rusczyk Amateur Retirement Model

The Foundation Mike Rusczyk Amateur Retirement Model is Mike's first pro model skateboard deck.

The deck is a pro quality Foundation skateboard deck, made in the USA by Tum Yeto. 7-plys of rock hard maple wood, kiln-dried at high temperature to reduce de-lamination, cross-grain laminated for extra strength - Foundation skateboards are well built, and should give superior pop and performance.

All that said, the Mike Rusczyk Amateur Retirement Model skateboard deck does ride well, and put up with everything I threw at it. However, I wasn't a big fan of the graphics - the colors are great, but I'm not into weird creepy art. However, I know loads of you guys out there are, so take a look at the picture, check out the deck and see what you think!

And don't forget the free DVD that comes with this deck! The main feature is about 23 minuets long, with footage of the whole Foundation team, some sneek peeks at the new Foundation skate video comming out later this year, and piles of footage of Mike Rusczyk. Plus, the DVD has some pretty big "extras" - clips and segments on Mike, his life and skating - all done with a strong artistic style. Seriously, Foundation's video team puts together some beautiful stuff. The colors look washed out, and if you fast forward or rewind much it can get all pixelated, but the footage is great, with sweet style, good music, and free! Foundation Skateboards has welcomed Mike Rusczyk to the team in style - the DVD, this deck, all of it.

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