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  • Decks | Anchor Plank skateboards

    Quick View BRAND NEW! Bottle - Mini Price $625.00 Out of Stock - Coming Soon Quick View The Flame 🔥 Price $725.00 Out of Stock - Coming Soon Quick View BRAND NEW! Cosmic Peril - Big Daddy Price $725.00 Out of Stock - Coming Soon Last one Quick View Nautilus 🦑 Price $725.00 Add to Cart Quick View BRAND NEW! Bottle - Mini Price $625.00 Out of Stock - Coming Soon Quick View The Flame 🔥 Price $725.00 Out of Stock - Coming Soon Quick View BRAND NEW! Cosmic Peril - Big Daddy Price $725.00 Out of Stock - Coming Soon Last one Quick View Nautilus 🦑 Price $725.00 Add to Cart

  • Store Policy | Anchor Plank Skateboards

    Wholesale & Store Policy Wholesale Inquiries Hey guys. For any wholesale enquiries, please shoot us an email to boards@anchorplankskateboards.com.au and include your business website, physical address and contact name & number. We'll get right back to you. ​ If you already have an idea of what stock you'd like, include that also please. ​ Cheers Leigh. Payment Methods - Credit / Debit Cards - PAYPAL Terms of service OVERVIEW This website is operated by Anchor Plank Skateboards Australia. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Anchor Plank Skateboards Australia. Anchor Plank Skateboards Australia offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here. By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content. Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service. Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes. Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. SECTION 1 - ONLINE STORE TERMS By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site. You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws). You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature. A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services. SECTION 2 - GENERAL CONDITIONS We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us. The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms. SECTION 3 - ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk. This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site. SECTION 4 - MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES Prices for our products are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time. We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service. SECTION 5 - PRODUCTS OR SERVICES (if applicable) Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy. We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor's display of any color will be accurate. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited. We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected. SECTION 6 - ACCURACY OF BILLING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors. You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed. For more detail, please review our Returns Policy. SECTION 7 - OPTIONAL TOOLS We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input. You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools. Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s). We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service. SECTION 8 - THIRD-PARTY LINKS Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties. Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties. We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party's policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party. SECTION 9 - USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, 'comments'), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments. We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service. You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party. SECTION 10 - PERSONAL INFORMATION Your submission of personal information through the store is governed by our Privacy Policy. To view our Privacy Policy. SECTION 11 - ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated. SECTION 12 - PROHIBITED USES In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses. SECTION 13 - DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable. You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you. You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement. In no case shall Anchor Plank Skateboards Australia, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law. SECTION 14 - INDEMNIFICATION You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Anchor Plank Skateboards Australia and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party. SECTION 15 - SEVERABILITY In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions. SECTION 16 - TERMINATION The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes. These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site. If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof). SECTION 17 - ENTIRE AGREEMENT The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party. SECTION 18 - GOVERNING LAW These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Victoria AU. SECTION 19 - CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes. SECTION 20 - CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at leighcrouch@me.com . -------------------------------------- Privacy & Safety PRIVACY STATEMENT ---- SECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION? When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates. SECTION 2 - CONSENT How do you get my consent? When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only. If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no. How do I withdraw my consent? If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at leighcrouch@me.com or mailing us at: SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service. SECTION 4 - WIX Our store is hosted on WIX. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored through Wix's data storage, databases and the general Wix application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. Payment: If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Wix stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted. All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. For more insight, you may also want to read our Terms of Service or Privacy Statement SECTION 5 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located. As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act. Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service. Links When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements. SECTION 6 - SECURITY To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards. SECTION 7 - COOKIES Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not. _session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Wix to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc). no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer. cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart. _secure_session_id, unique token, sessional storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access. SECTION 8 - AGE OF CONSENT ​ By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site. SECTION 9 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you. QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at leighcrouch@me.com or by mail at ----

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  • We’re real. And we’re making dreams become reality.

    Have you ever felt the excitement of ordering something unique, personal and special online, only to get it and feel deflated cause it’s just not what you thought..? It doesn't have that edge you dreamt of while looking at the polished photographs, or stunning video production. I guess deep down we thought it was a bit too good to be true, but we wanted it anyway. We wanted that unique hand crafted leather credit card pouch that was forged from original Horween leather in the 480 year old micro workshop of an aged artisan in the Alpine mountains of Switzerland. But then it was different... Or have you been scammed and nobody was there to help? You bought something you thought would be a straight forward deal, a nice watch for your wife or friend, then it showed up and was a cheap piece of rubbish, not worth even taking out of the bubble wrap much less the cheap plastic sleeve it came in. I get it. And thats NOT what I want Anchor Plank Skateboards to be. In this day with online accessibility to practically everything plus more-and its easy, convenient and highly personal-it’s also easier than ever to have your hopes and dreams shattered by those that are dishonest and selfish. This brings a bad reputation to those that DON'T mean harm. It leaves a bad taste in those of us that wish to keep it simple and just get on with life. Its not hard, and its definitely not too much to ask. So, I started this idea of creating something I could put my heart into. Something I could finish and give to you and say 'Here, I made this'. Its a nice object. Yes, its made properly. Its made like ALL skateboards should be made. Its not made from rubbish wood or cheap adhesives. Its not put together with budget parts-crappy looking $5 wheels, pathetic trucks that are a dime a dozen, bad ball bearings that are noisy and rough and decks all cut by mass producing machinery with no heart. No. We'd like to think we are standing on the shoulders of giants, and by this we mean discovering truth by building on previous discoveries. We want to take skateboards and skateboarding back to its roots in the sub-1950's surf culture beginnings. Back to where it belongs and keep this preservation alive. I wanted this for myself. So I made it just the way i wanted it-with care, heart & soul, attention to detail and smooth as silk to cruise on. I wanted my own personal 'dream-machine' ride. I wanted it to reflect the true original heritage it came from-the surfing culture. I wanted it to be looked at and admired. AND I wanted it safe enough to put my own kids on. I wanted to know it had a story, a heritage and came from a living breathing human being. So thats what I did. This is what I have. But it still wasn't complete. Each deck has a story. They each were borne from an inspiration. Whether its 'Kahana-Moku', inspired by Hawaii's famous swimming and surfing legend, or 'Mobu (the whale)' inspired by the massive ocean dwelling blue whales of the northern Australian Whitsunday Islands that we cruised the islands with this year, or simply inspired by love- 'The Flame' inspired by none other than my gorgeous wife, whom I love to the heavens and who inspires me every minute of every day... So each deck has a story, has its own 'heritage', its own dream imbued deep within the grain. And as each took shape, with each pass of sandpaper, with each eyeballing down the flowing lines that started to take form, each one formed it own unique personality. THIS is handmade from the heart. This is what a deck should be. And this is a deeper connection toward each person that decides to take one and make it their own. But then theres the ride...O. M. G. Its buttery smooth, carving on a cruising beast made perfectly to lock your feet into. Its like sweeping across a clouded sky. The breeze, the freedom, the dream. Its you in your own universe with no worries, no daily grind and no considerations. Just you and your flowing, carving dream. Mobu was made for gliding and dreaming... Theres so much more I could describe. But take my word or not, it is what it is. Believe your own eyes when you take a look, these decks are second to none. They are innovative, they are original, and they are my art. You will never regret it. And you just might start to dream more lucid dreams of this cruising freedom as I do EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I take no blame for you becoming addicted, I only share in the pleasure that you've been awoken to dreaming... So, if you want reality, if you want seriousness and daily grind, don't come here with me. Stay where you are. Stay in your safe place. But if you want to dream and be free, come. Take a deck and lets go... I'd love to see you with us. Leigh AP Creator and Chief Dreamer.

  • Two definite themes have woven themselves into our daily lives...

    I get asked often about my business strategy, business culture and the general skateboard industry ethos, and what we are actively doing to contribute to it or improve it. Its quite flattering, and sometimes nice to be listened to and looked up at. But in truth, its me who ends up being quiet and doing the listening more than the talking. And Its me who gets to learn from these wonderful people, and its my team that this permeates down to and we all benefit from the bigger group idea. I pretty much always boil it down to on core idea when I get asked to best summarise our values. Its pretty easy to know which is more survival for all concerned, yet some continue to be negative. Its well worth a lot more conversation, but for the sake of it I thought Id pass it on. So here it is, relatively simplified and to the point with no punches pulled: "Two definite themes (and somewhat shades of grey in between) seem to have woven themselves throughout history not only in this industry, but many industries. With the evolution of the internet and the resulting ease of connection to information, people are more enabled to think and research for themselves on any topic. The only failure is the availability of incorrect information from incorrect sources and then people taking or believing this information without verifying any accuracy. The freedom of the internet brings the ability to publish anything, accurate or inaccurate. "But so be it. "Regarding these 'themes' or groups the first is one of misunderstanding or not understanding, avoiding communication, accumulating mistrust and ‘armed' (literal or inferred) conflict involving exclusion and territorialism (amongst other things)." The second group or 'theme' is primarily comprised of aesthetic traits such as understanding, creating and using communication (to achieve more understanding), building new value and accumulating trust, involvement and positive encouragement to build up each other to rise to far greater potentials never before seen. The results of this mindset are games...BIG games. BIG results. And Bigger and better people. "Selfishness and fear are at the root of the first. "Compassion, love, generosity and a commitment to serving others and having fun together while excelling are at the heart of the latter." When we started and as we have evolved we made the decision to serve a deeper social purpose. We want to unite with like-minds. Everything we do is from the root of this purpose, this purpose exists continually at the core of all our intentions, actions and decisions of what we do. And I mean everything...from the carefully designed and crafted coin logo in all of our decks, to the beautiful tropic palm tree photographs on the website, and to the fine hand finish of every single deck, we care and we imbue our passion for beautifully crafted objects that can make us feel passion and freedom. Therefore, we live as the second 'theme' or group. We want everyone in the second mindset to contribute and to win. And we'll back them up in any way we can. We are the second group. We live to love, we live to give generosity and we live with a commitment to serving others and having fun together. Its actually a much easier existence. And it feels better-almost elating-every second we are like this. Try it. Even just entertaining the thought is freeing. Which one are you committed to…?" Have a great week, a monster month and a fantastic year! Leigh Crouch Founder, Chief Creator and Dreamer Anchor Plank Skateboards Australia

  • EVIDENCE!!! Does Anchor Plank make their own stuff...? Construction pix.

    I keep getting asked-'Do you actually make those decks? I mean...all of it??'. Well, ummm...er...YES! I start with raw materials-loose leaf canadian rock maple for the core of the deck. This is the industry standard for the best quality deck possible. It gives strength with flex, (flex depends somewhat on how many layers you make it). Ours are typically 7ply-9ply. Sometimes 5ply, sometimes 11ply, depending on either the riders preference or for structural needs. Boards above 46 inches, like a 55-60 inch will be more likely to be 11 ply. I also source the highest grade exotic woods for the the top sheet stringer patterns. These woods are often Zebrano, Purple Heart, Wenge, Birds Eye Maple or Mahogany and are very rich and unique in appearance. Every piece I get in has something different to it. These patterns (not the wood types) are inspired by and drawn from surf boards, tying in and linking skating to surfing-its original source and conception. Then the final touches are the dyed Canadian Rock Maple veneer. Now this stuff is hard to get. SERIOUSLY. But in my opinion is what really makes these decks different, more desirable and really 'pop' to the eye. Whether it be the underbelly of the deck itself, or some thin highlights in the stringer patterns, these colors are intense and beautiful. See the below examples-deep ocean blue or fiery red. So, the stringer sheets come from a block I make then sheer off individual sheets (I don't like solid wood decks personally, in my opinion they are stiff and don't offer the superior ride and quality that top grade plywood does). That being said, each to his own really. If you like solid, i say take it! Its beautiful, but just a different ride. This then gets pressed along with the raw ply sheets into what we call a 'blank'-an unshaped deck. Its then cut and shaped typically on a sanding machine to final profile. Finishing then involves routing all edges, filing and hand sanding then finish sanding and varnishing. Final stages are drilling for the truck mounting and the Anchor Plank logo coin-something unique to us that we haven't seen on any other decks. Typically we fit the deck up wth Dr Tongue ultimate carve trucks and Nutless Monkey Super Wheels as these were purpose made by Anchor Plank to produce the perfect match-set for the smoothest easiest cruising deck around. No need to retrofit your favourite trucks or anything. Most mass produced decks have inferior trucks, wheels and ball bearings, thereby compromising the final overall quality and feel of the ride. Weird I know, but that's generally the fact. This then gives people the perception that this is just how it is. NOT TRUE! Finally, we use high quality black hardware (nuts and bolts), high quality hard wearing floor varnish and popular ball bearings such as Bones Super Reds or Seismic Tektons (amongst others). Seismic Tektons were used by Mischo Erban, the guy who holds the world speed record on a longboard. He clocked just over 130km/h. NOT that you'll be doing this, but it just shows you the quality potential of these little engineered delights! They are, after all rather important to the safety and quality of your ride! Plus cheap bearings ruin the total feel of the ride. MAJOR waste of time and money. Basically, like anything, your ride is only as good as its weakest/cheapest part. So, there you go. A basic rundown of what we do so you can see for yourself that its all made by us in Melbourne Australia. Check out this video for a short preview of a couple of boards in production. As always, please send me any feedback, info or improvement input. Its all welcome. We just wanna provide solid info on a good gradient to help anyone access a good understanding of this fascinating subject and industry. Thereby promoting more action overall! Cheers Guys-Leigh Anchor Plank Skateboards Australia _____

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