Sidewayzine has presented a film by Green Banana Skateboards just a few days ago, and yet, we find ourselves craving more bananas!
Green Banana was started by James Giberson, who shapes the decks in his basement. He maintains a one man operation, but manages to crank out enough decks to supply the entire world; shops carry Green Banana Skateboards from New York City to New Zealand. Why? It probably has something to do with the fact that they're made of 100% recycles plastics, so by buying a Green Banana, you're helping the environment!
James hooked me up and gave me an Eco-Cruiser, and I love shredding on this little thing. I have a super wide stance, so riding on such a small deck felt a little strange at first. In fact, the little banana almost got run over because I had my foot just alittle too far from the base-plate of the front truck and it went flying toward traffic. Not that it would have mattered, James claims that you can drive a truck over one of his decks and it will survive your brutality.
The decks have a little bit of flex to them depending on what size and length you get, but it makes the decks feel a bit like riding on a bamboo deck. This feature can allow you to get a little extra pop for tricks and add some rebound to your pumps. These decks will also float, so if you're feeling wild and find that there's snow on the ground, you could pop off your trucks and snow-skate the hills. With new models featuring increased curve to the nose and tail kicks, as well as some concave, you could actually shred down some slopes.