As well as the Real popslickle deck and Bones bearings mentioned in my previous posts, the guys over at SkateAmerica.com have hooked us up with some Shorty's Silverados... Now i know what you're probably thinking, what can be said about hardware that you don't already know? We are only talking about nuts and bolts after all... Aren't they all the same?
In function, certainly... All hardware is pretty much the same. But I think it is worth us all paying homage to Shorty's Silverado hardware, in fact no, to Shorty's as a whole, not just their hardware.
This small company, small at least by today's corporate skateboarding standards, has been a mainstay in skateboarding since it was started (by the ever illusive Tony Buvalos) in the early 90's, going largely unappreciated in comparison to a lot of the big names, most notably in comparison to Powell and Bones, with whom Shorty's has something of an ongoing feud due to historical bad blood with George Powell. This is documented quite well on both Shorty's website, and on their Facebook/Instagram pages. While Nike, Hypebeast, and Supreme have infiltrated the scene Shorty's hasn't tried to fight back... They've just kept doing what they do, and have been doing it better than anyone!