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with love.. from japan

making moves over the great sea.. thanks to all the people far and wide who are down to support an independent, skater owned and skater operated organization. some days it defintely gets trying to keep up and get things out there, but when i get emails from happy customers, it only brightens my day and let’s me know i’m on the correct path.

thanks.

koichi. thanks for the pics and the support.


THE NC PARKS SHARKS…

a couple of quick runs, good session, lots of brew and milking the footage for all its’ worth…

hopefully this little video will upload propoorly… i’m still a little green.

jaramp2


BIG MESS X FU MANCHU COLLABORATION

this year marks the the 15 year anniversary of the fu manchu album, “the action is go”. one of the biggest and best sounding southern california stoner rock albums ever recorded. scott hill, guitarist for fu manchu contacted us about doing a special commemorative release deck to coincide with the european tour coming later this fall.
artist chris main reworked the art of one of the classic fu manchu shirt designs, the shape is made in the stylings of the late 70′s dogtown bigfoot decks. it’s big, wide, and ready to boogie.
keep in touch for this one. they will go quick and will be highly limited and collectible.


BARKER BARRETT GUEST MODEL AND BL’AST! MODELAS

out not and ready for action barker barrett sweet switch slappy sunday surprise. bitchin’ new deck. perfect for anything you want to put in front of it.

coming in a couple weeks and a hella huge big thanks to mike, clifford, and the bl’ast! boys for collabing on this deck. so fucking hot, it’ll sting!!! take it now, or don’t ever expect to touch it again!!!!


oh yea.. this is happening.

so all this little channeling has paid off over here.. barker is in and deck will be out soon. ryan wilburn confirmed, spidey demontrond confirmed, and james kelch confirmed, but after his 20 year celebration deck is dropped. things are looking pretty sweet for the summer line up over here at the mess hall just add another plate to the setting, looks like we are having a couple more over for dinner. one big, happy, old, and nearly crippled family.

tuscon pool week is headed out this thursday… hope to be coming home to some montesi t shirts and a box of barker barrett decks to be shipping out worldwide. i’ll keep everyone posted. and i thank all the shops, distributors, and most importantly, all the awesome riders who are down for helping me shape the wave and way of big mess. thanks guys.


JOEY, JORDAN, AND A WHOLE MESS OF TROUBLE…

things have been moving around here, back and forth, up and down, left and right, ugh.. i feel like i’m going to get seasick here in a moment…

however, with the arise of an early spring and the onset of some serious pollen driven allergy snotty skateboarding ahead, here are a couple of sick decks from a couple of seriously awesome kats. as well as, a couple little trouble makers, for not only being a little snotty this season, but bratty as well…

pick em up and head em out… burn some holes in your soles and levitate yourself a little. peace.


NEW BIG MESS PAWN SHOP SERIES, SHIRT, AND OTHER RANDOM CRAZINESS

things have been hella crazy around here, being broke is no joke, trying to get the ball rolling again and keep my head above water after a super strange summer. meekster decks are in and moving. new shop decks are in by the artist “pawn”. super rad stuff coming up this summer. new shops decks galore and three confirmed guest models for joey tershay, ryan wilburn, and jordan richter all in the current works for early spring to mid summer. should be some cool shit happening. it’s easier to run this stuff when it’s cold and rainy outside that’s one thing for sure… i’d much rather be out skating with my friends and taking a couple slams here and there.
support your local skater owned and operated and full USA manufactured operation, no matter how cool the graphics are chinese shit will never last and never feel as good as some american wood popping, sliding, and grinding under your feet.
peace. and everyone have a very safe new years night, there’s tons of idiots out there who aren’t watching for us skaters out there.


just a little summer travels and what not

so,i lost my job and moved out of my home back in early march. decided to get back on the road and live the nomadic life for a little bit.
ran all over the country from side to side. slept on plenty of couches, floors, basements. skated some of the best spots, met, got reacquainted with some of the most true, real people i have ever met. times like this are so much more genuine than when i was a kid and traveling. i can appreciate it a bit more. and i for once i am thankful for my age and the realization that the friends i have made are just as important to me as my family. we share the same blood.

santa cruz decided that we should let bygones be bygones and stop picking on each other so much. so we shook hands and decided to put this little video and deck release together. hopefully, we can work some more in the future.

please help the cause by purchasing this deck. all the proceeds go directly back into future big mess releases.


KEITH MEEK IS THE NEXT TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE RANKS OF BIG MESS

COMING AS SOON AS I CAN GET THEM MADE.

SUPER DUPER STOKED.


new guest model out now

out now and just in time for summer. got no time to sit and gush about how radical this deck is and just how insane it is the john is so down for the cause. he is one, true to the core skate rat, has a heart of gold and a soul of iron. it has been an honor and a privilege working with john on a professional level and knowing him on a personal one. now, get the fuck out there and get some summer skate action going. get some!


BIG MESS NOW AVAILABLE AT DLXSF


Not only can Big Mess decks be found at various shops, parks, and hot spots littered all over the east coast, but now we are starting to strike out into the adventurous western hemisphere of the skateboard world.

I am super hyped and proud to announce that Big Mess decks are now available at the DELUXE Skate Shop in San Francisco, Ca.

Thanks to Matt for setting this up and making it happen.


JUST CONFIRMED.

The graphic is confirmed and getting inked at the moment. The shape and dimisions were discussed and a prototype is in the works. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks.


LONG, COLD, DRUNK WINTER

Driving 2.5 hours to the nearest indoor razor scooter park just to skate for a couple hours isn’t much fun. But when you arrive and all your favorite bro’s and buds have made the same drive from all four directions, it gets to be pretty fun.

Just a couple pics of Malikai, Clay, Chuck, and myself from the infamous Steve Weston, of 1970′s professional Team Tunnel Skateboards. Who we featured a limited edition deck earlier this year, which in turn sold out in less that 24 hours. GODDAMN RIGHT, 24 hours!!!!

So that was the session to welcome in the new year. Caleb and J-Rock showed up as well as a couple others to help heat the session up. First day of year on deck can’t be too shabby.

I’ve got a lot of new things in store for this new year, some, even still large and progressive will seems rather small and petty to a couple of the ones that I am keeping a lid on until they further progress. Up first, will be the “Official Unofficial Tribute Pack”, a two deck pack with a tip of the hat and a nod to one of the raddest graphic concepts and one of the raddest skaters to ever touch board. However, getting this person to confirm within a timely manner constituted it to become the “unofficial” tribute. It’s a loss for the both us, but for you it will bring my overhead down and I will be able to offer these decks at a savings rather than paying for a name/rider and a signature on the deck.
Look for that to be released in the next couple weeks. I hope and tend on releasing about 10-12 decks this year. Some of which you will have to have, if not for the artist and graphics, but for the new shapes that will be coming out.
So, keep your eyes and ears on this side of the road and hopefully, you will become a loyal supporter of a small time independent company, hell bent on making waves and doing things the correct way, whether you are right foot forward or of just straight up goofy, we are all family as the skateboarding that flows through my veins is the same as the blood that boils through yours.
CLICK IN THE GOLDEN LINK BELOW TO CHECK OUT A LITTLE HILL ACTION.
mess tribute ad


BIG MESS ARTIST COLLECTIVE #3 feat. SCOTT “SCAR” CARNEY

THE HOTTEST AND THE LATEST FROM THE ARTIST COLLECTIVE PROJECT:

I RAN A COUPLE TEST PRINTS TO SEE HOW EVERYTHING LOOKED TODAY WHILE WORK WAS A BIT SLOW:

THESE WILL BE UP ON THE SITE IN A FEW WEEKS FOR SALE OR YOU CAN STAKE YOUR CLAIM HERE:

SKULL&BONES COLLECTORS FORUM

MEMBERSHIP DOES HAVE IT’S PRIVILEGES AND AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO PERSONALLY THANK SCOTT FOR DOING SUCH A BANG UP JOB ON THIS DESIGN. WHAT A REAL TREAT.

THANKS AGAIN.


BLACK FRIDAY WINNER REVEALED

AND THE WINNER IS….


drum roll please.

JOHN OVERGARD.

John, you will be receiving a “Secret Santa” box from BIG MESS just in time to quickly stuff it under your tree for the Christmas holiday.

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Black Friday sale and for all of the cintinued suport of BIG MESS this past year. I hope to have such a good turn out this up and coming new year.

THANKS TO ALL and TO ALL HAVE A VERY SAFE AND JOYOUS HOLIDAY.


BLACK FRIDAY SUCCESS

I really want to thank everyone who took part in the BIG MESS BLACK FRIDAY SALE.

I would like to think it was a success and was something very fun to be able to offer and a way to give back my appreciation for everyone’s support and kind words over the past year since the birth of BIG MESS SKATEBOARDS.

I will be personally boxing everyone’s decks up and getting them out this week.
As for the “not-so Secret Santa” gift drawing, I will put the names into a hat and make the winning announcement on Dec. 10th.
Remember, those that purchased two or more boards, have two or more chances to win, than those that only purchased one deck.
1 deck =1 chance.
2 decks= 2 chances.
and so on…

I’ll keep everyone posted. Until then, pray for some drier, warmer weather…

Please keep coming back and checking out all that is new and all that is being offered far and wide to the skateboard community.

Thanks again.

~Richard


RICK BLACKHART SWITCHES TO BIG MESS!!


Hot off the presses.  Rick Blackhart formerly of Tunnel and Santa Cruz Skateboards.  One of the leading founders and test riders of the ORIGINAL Independent Trucks and sole author of the “Ask the Doctor” articles that ran in Thrasher Magazine for many of the formative years of the magazine has decided to jump from the Pocket Pistols ship over into the BIG MESS skateboards camp.

This is and will be Big Mess’s very first “Pro” model release and I am very stoked to have Rick a part of the daily messings and hope to work together on more models in the future.


Deck dimensions are: 9 1/8 wide. 32 1/2 long. 16 wheelbase. 6 3/4 tail 5 1/2 nose.


SLASHING IN SHELBY

There was a man. A man who live quietly in a small rural town, that no one knew about. A man who everyone knew about. Much like in the Bible, the man called upon to save all from perishing into oblivion has been brought to us and has shown us the way and given his hard worked hours, his blood shed hands, his hospitality, and his graces to call upon his scattered herd of sheep to converge at the arc of blue baptismal light. This man goes by the name, Caleb Moore. He is kind, soft spoken, gracious, and very hospitable.
Here are a couple excerpts of the children being led to the water and saved by the grind.

all photos by steve weston and his best friend duncan, the dog.


THIS IS WHAT SKATEBOARDING IS ALL ABOUT..

“Gore, blood & bullets, death, being crushed and the brains coming out the ear. The skull with the dagger through and the snot, you know what I am saying.
Death, gore, dismemberment… ah, the whole sort of, go for it type thing.
After all, that is what skateboarding is all about.”

~ Alan Winters, Marketing Research Slash Skates 1987

Just in for the last part of the season and all geared up for your halloween creepy crawl from the “nickle and dime affair” that is Big Mess.

Two sizes one for the big boys and a regular 8 inch pop for the kiddies.


DEL*13 TRIBUTE

Steve Weston started skateboarding in 1968. One of the true pioneers of the modern sport of skateboarding. He has seen the transformation from metal and clay wheels to the introduction of urethane. He has ridden all the terrain and paved the way for the younger generations to explore out new boundaries and territories.
Steve was the author of many articles in THRASHER magazine back in 1982 as the “Skate Mechanic” and has continued to stay a part of skateboarding through out all this time.
Today is the official release of a deck that gives tribute and appreciation to to him and all his contributions in the sport and within the skateboard community.
Thanks Steve.
This deck is extremely limited to only 13 being produced for public consumption, they are signed and number by Steve himself. Artwork was done by Mike Moore of mike moore studio


FREAKIN’ JON COULTHARD…

Long lost skate buddy and former team skate mate has gone from the eerie fields of Emory to the lost lands of New York and the streets of Colorado to find himself making it in the grueling world of skateboard photography. Growing up, riding around together, hitting spots here and there, this was probably the last thing that I would have ever imagined Jon being thrust in to, but alas… He has taken charge of his destiny and really come up on some stellar shots over the last couple of months with his photos gracing the covers, articles, and major corporate advertisements in almost every major skateboard publication in the industry.

Jon managed to find me on his last visit to our hometown this past Christmas, due to global warming, we found a couple days were warm enough to go and snap a couple shots just for the hell of it and with the hopes that, he could possibly have the first shots of our hometown of Abingdon, Va. and one of neighboring town, Bristol, Tn. run in a skateboard mag…

Well Jon, you know as much as I do, wished do come true.

Thanks Bud. Keep in touch.

Everyone can check out Jon’s talent, craft, and workmanship through the links page here on the Big Mess site.

and as a side note:
i apologize this took so long to get up. the summer has been too nice and i really would rather spend my time skateboarding than sitting droning away on the computer. 2 new decks are in the works and should be soon. i will keep everyone posted to the details. thanks.


June 2010 SKATEBOARD MAG~


June 2010 FRESH CROPS, SKATEBOARD MAG WEB PAGE~

link to full JON COULTHARD FRESH CROPS article.


THIS IS SO.. GOING IN MY BLOG… :)

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO READS SOME MORES~

hype-age from the hankster at shipyard skates

major cardiel hype-age from the chrome ball incident.

bud from the solitary life with some hyper-age. :)

Thanks to everyone for their kind words and continual support.

coming soon…


MESSAE TO THE BIG 5~

Just in. Tired of just sitting by and watching all your favorite companies continually crap out mediocre product at a premium price? I am too. If they are at least going to save a bundle putting junk out from manufacturers over seas, at least pass the savings on to your loyal customers.
I, fortunately am not into this for the money, I am into it to put out a great product made right here in the United States of America, with actual American citizens pressing the wood, pulling the squeegees, shrinking and sending these out. At very least, I know my hard earned cash feeds a family trying to make it in America. Keep up corporate guys, or this will be the end of all our fun.


SOMEWHAT FREE STICKERS!!

FOR A FREE STICKER send ONE DOLLAR AND a SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE (S.A.S.E) TO:

BIG MESS SKATEBOARDS
2612 shelby st.
bristol, tn. 37620

Thanks to Justin Seng for the stickers and the design.