We are super proud to have had the opportunity to again to create the trophies for Exposure 2018. For those of you who don’t know, Exposure is the world’s largest all-female skateboarding competition which features 170 female skaters from around the world. The skaters come to Encinitas, California for the opportunity to share their skateboarding skills on a global stage. The event also serves as a benefit for survivors of domestic violence.
This year’s contest featured amazing skateboarding by young up and comers like Margielyn Arda Didal and Jordyn Barratt and killer showings by more established Pros such as Allysha Le and Lizzie Armanto.
This year is Deckstool’s third year supplying recycled skateboard trophies for the Exposure competition. Deckstool’ s proprietor and lead designer, Jason Podlaski, reviewed some past designs, “We have tried to changed it up a little each year. The first year, 2016, was a CNC cut Exposure Logo attached by steel rod to a “solid” glued up block of skateboard wood. Very nice and simple. In 2017, we did a big block cut into the Exposure Logo shape with the actual logo laser engraved and painted. And then that was mounted on a recycled skateboard pedestal. Alot of work, but pretty bad ass (see 2017 trophies below.) For 2018, we did a hybrid of the two previous years. A CNC cut skateboard logo on top and a pedestal base constructed on broken skateboards. We make recycled skateboard trophies for each event, in three different divisions, a total of 27 trophies in all and they are made up from parts of over 100 different broken skateboards! All the effort is worth it. We are stoked to be a small part of an amazing event that promotes women’s skateboarding and raises money and awareness for such an important cause.”
The Exposure Skateboard competition was started in 2012 when Pro Skateboarder Amelia Brodka and a group of supporters decided to start an all-female skateboard competition after women’s vert and bowl events were removed from nearly every significant skateboarding competition. It became evident that it was time to advance women’s skateboarding in a new way.