The skateboard has been pretty much the same ever since Marty McFly first ripped the bars off a scooter back in 1955. Four wheels, two trucks, one deck – that’s pretty much it. But Fancy Lad’s Orange Man is on a quest to change that. Maybe you’ve seen him before? He’s kind of hard to miss, dressed head to toe in safety orange and cruising around on some Frankenstein’s monster of a skateboard, something with a few too many trucks and wheels and maybe a hinge or two to clap it all together.

We’ve always been enamored with Orange Man’s oddball inventions, so we took a trip to his laboratory just beyond Boston to see his process in action. He was kind enough to tour us through his shop and even crafted a custom doohickey out of some Wet Willy’s to dick around on. It’s crazy the amount of prep work it takes to make some of the stupidest skate clips we’ve ever seen – but that’s what’s so brilliant about it all.


  1. jb

    November 6, 2017 10:02 pm

    everyone needs a hobby my brotha. like if Gonz quit skating before he turned pro…i imagine it something like this. :)

  2. Chris Chaos

    November 6, 2017 11:46 pm

    Damn.I used to ride pro,and I did it to make rent cuz most of US couldn’t grip that we got cash to crash,and money from SK8BRDing!
    I don’t know if this is a “thing”now but I like to Go FAST AND BLAZE HARDER!

  3. Orange Man

    November 7, 2017 8:03 am

    Another Orange man. Nice!

  4. Olaf von Ginshausen

    November 7, 2017 2:06 pm

    Orange Man is a hero, i heard he was the son of Dr. Emmett Brown.

    Skate it Orange Man… Thank you


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