Our friends at SkateAmerica.com have been kind enough to send us over a P2 deck from Creature Skateboards so that we can tell you guys all about P2 so you can work out if it's the sort of thing you might want to buy.
"Spring Loaded Pop" is the term shouted from the rooftops by the promotions team at NHS Fun Factory when talking about the P2 (Pro-2) technology... Much to the excitement of kids everywhere who think buying a new deck will make them the next Danny Wainwright - look him up kids, UK skateboarding at its best and a piece of history that all skateboarders should be aware of (or alternatively just click here).
But what is P2 all about? The name certainly doesn't give much away! Essentially, P2 decks are designed to be lighter, stronger, and poppier (is that a word?!) than a conventional 7 ply board, they do this by replacing a large section of the top ply with a Kevlar veneer, surrounded by a protective wooden buffer. Kevlar offers a number of advantages over even the best woods used in the production of skateboard decks. It's worth mentioning that NHS don't own the P2 tech and aren't the only distribution company using P2, so if you have a favourite company it's worth checking if they do any P2 decks.
Footage of Arto Saari's foot injury. There's some funny parts in this video even if the first minute of it is not. Arto is a professional skateboarder from Finland.
Arto has shifted his focus from skateboarding to photography in the last few years. By the way, this isn't Arto's first slam. He almost died while trying a warm-up trick on a handrail back when they were filming Flip's "Sorry" movie.
Video was posted on ThrasherMagazine.com in September 12.