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To show our common affection for original and practical products Carhartt Work In Progress and Waara Skateboards from Finland worked together to bring this unique, handmade cruiser. The collaboration also includes a hand-stitched board-bag to transport the board or whatever else you want to carry in it.
Created in 2009 Waara Skateboards is a young company which manufactures unique handmade cruiser skateboards. Boards are made with traditional woodwork including some special details such as intarsia technique. Ash ply gives the boards their distinctive and desirable look. Everything is produced in Finland using the local resources.
The whole board production is mainly a one man show by Simo Karvinen, but Waara has a lot of support from friends and professionals. The carpenters Mikko Tähkävuori, Lasse Karvinen and Tuomas Kohvakka, designers Emilia Kiialainen, Matti Kääriäinen, Juuso Semi and Miika Kainu as well as Mikko Riiali, Thomas Scotson, Timo Piepponen and Pekka Härkönen form the special crew. They aim to bring you high-class, useable and original products.
Make your way to the grocery store, work or walk your dog on a Waara deck and life becomes more fun between the skate-sessions.The most important thing at Waara skateboards is creating a quality-handcrafted product with friends.
Ash and birch wood plies
Laser engraved logo
100% Cotton “Dearborn” Canvas 12 oz.
Special branded patch
Carhartt teamrider Gabriel Engelke was so kind to do a test drive:
Text by Paul Conradi