#FlatspotDeckofTheDay: Madrid Beau Brown Reissue

When you die, its unlikely you will get another chance at life in your same form. But skateboards can rise from the dead! Check out this Madrid Beau Brown Reissue Deck.

Here are some images of Beau Brown and his board from wayyy back in the day thanks to skately.com, which has a huge database digitized print media of skateboarding pre-internet!



Beau Brown was a pro rider and team manager for Madrid in the mid ‘80s. He also worked in the Madrid factory, where he helped launch the first griptape brand in the industry, Flypaper Griptape. His board is all the right colors and an EPIC shape. Not a single thing has changed about this board, its the same dimensions, shape and construction – 100% genuine reissue – which means there is no nose and barely anything resembling concave, its fantastic. This profile comes from the legendary M-Tech mold, which was one of the first molds to ever have a nose and some concave! If you look at it now, you can barely see it compared to modern shapes, but it was infinitely more shapely than a flat board back then, and was revolutionary at the time.

Here are some bits and pieces to make this history alive!

  • Polar Bear 155mm Trucks – Black



    • Axel Width: 155mm
    • Bushings: 90a barrel cone combo
    • Features: Two mounting options
  • Zealous Bearings


    Steel Balls
    – Precision 8mm axle holes
    – .4045″ built in spacers
    – .5mm built in speedrings
    – Green rubber seals to keep dirt and debris on the outside of the bearing.
    – Lubed with Custom Nanoceramic Grease
    -The unique feature of the lubricant is how the nanoceramic compound fills in deformations or asperities in the bearing. These deformations cause friction and heat around them which hardens the nano-ceramic compound to that specific area. This micro coating is 5 times the hardness of the host alloy and has a molecular bond with the host metal, filling in all the asperities and eliminating friction over time.
    -The coefficient of friction is the lowest in the field of Tribology at 0.003% creating a near frictionless surface. Mainly because the nanoceramic compound eliminates all asperities.
    -Extremely low water washout
    -Corrosion on the inside of the bearing is nearly eliminated.

    Sold in sets of 8 bearings.

  • Orangatang – Fat Free – 65mm



    • Diameter: 65mm
    • Contact Patch: 37mm
    • Durometer: 80a, 83a, 86a
    • Lip Profile: Round Lip
    • Core Placement: Offset
    • Core: high-strength, high-stiffness, heat-resistant urethane
    • Wheel Surface: Stoneground
    • Weight (per wheel): 4.5 oz / 130 g



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