Skateboarding is fun but George Powell of Powell Peralta skateboard makes building skateboards look even more fun. It’s always cool to see hands and machines and people transform wood into something completely different but especially neat to see how the whole skateboard — trucks and bearings and wheels — comes together.
Stacy Peralta filmed this fun and upbeat documentary about George Powell and wrote this:
So few people, including skateboarders, really have any idea of what it takes to make something as simple as a modern skateboard or even a single urethane wheel. George Powell is one of the very few skateboard builders in the world today who still manufactures his products in America under one roof just as he has always done, and so I was inspired to make this short film on him and his company Skate One and to share it with all of you. I hope you enjoy