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At the beginning of every new year you really feel that the fingerboard scene is a little smaller like the year before. Or it seems like this.
In Europe there are a few fingerboard brands left. Even Italy had a strong scene back in the days and I think it´s quiet around Italy in these days. So I´m really glad to feature a really cool european brand from Italy: Musta Cheese Fingerboards! Giacomo founded his brand in 2017, so Musta Cheese is some kind of new to the scene, but the growth of the brand is extraordinary. So have some nice sunday morning with some italien fingerboard deck:
The shape is just perfect round. This is a 34mm wide fingerboard deck.
And one more:
The graphic is some kind of splatter. It´s a head split in twice. You see the skin, you see the skull and you see the cheese. A piece of cheese is the brain of the head.So splatter might be the wrong word!? I really don´t know. The graphic itself is some kind of “Water Transfer Decal” with some transparent parts, so you can see the wood under the graphic. The graphic is super colorful with solid and strong colors and it´s done perfect on this deck. After that the decks are coated with different layers of crystal clear varnish to better graphics endurance.
The deck is made from 5 plies of canadian maple, soaked in aniline, the exact same procedure applied to real skateboards. Layers are glued together with polyurethanic glue and cold pressed to improve performances and wood resistance. The shape of this deck is perfect round and the concave is just clean. There is a guy making decks with passion. Without passion you won´t get such a super good product. This Musta Cheese fingerboard deck is about 34mm. You can order smaller deck if you like at the Musta Cheese Shop. All boards are customizable, even in length and width:
. width 29-50 mm (1.14-1.97 inch)
. length 95-100 mm (3.74-3.94 inch)
get what you like and need!
The craftmanship is perfect. Besides the round and perfect shape, the countersinks of this deck are perfect and you get some sort of Musta Cheese tag on top ply. So I think Italy is not only about Pizza :-D
The package is the classic fingerboard package. It´s the little zip back with printed cardboard. You get a sheet of tape with every deck and some stickers. Just a fingerboard basic but the cardboard has a nice all over print if you care about the package.
These decks are hot. On Instagram @mustacheese_fb fingerboards are the next brand to watch. So hop over and share some likes. There is no website, but there is a Etsy shop available. There are some decks in stock: Click!
THX a lot for this package Giacomo! Part two will follow soon. I will keep an eye on you!
All images are hosted on my flickr: Click!
January 20, 2019 by MartinB. | 8:36 am