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The 45-year old company Madrid Skateboards is embarking on the next stage of its story, but it hasn’t forgotten the pros and graphics that created such a huge impact decades ago. If you’re an ’80s baby, chances are you have flipped through the back of a skate mag and drooled over the many mail order pages, promising all the latest decks and completes. Well, Madrid designs were a frequent centerpiece back then, with the instantly recognizable paint-splatter of the Explosion being a super popular calling card… but maybe you were just a kid with no job. Buying Marty McFly’s whip was just a dream.
If a new Madrid back then was just a dream for you, we’ve got good news: The company is still making these bad boys on the same molds! OG pro models from Eddie Elguera, Clause Grabke, Mike Smith, Beau Brown, and Ken Park are back in the virtual mail order catalog (no C.O.D.). The brand even offers complete setups (with Madrid Fly Wheels and Flypaper griptape, naturally). Now’s the time to get the board that your allowance couldn’t afford—visit the Madrid site to shop the retro reissue collection here!
Watch our ‘Madrid: 45 Years Of Innovation’ video from last May, below, and Viva Madrid!