Set Your Skateboard On Fire
Once, not too long ago, the Board Blazers Crew dreamt of designing and shipping a themed skateboard to Braille Skateboarding's "You Make It, We Skate It" challenge. Our immediate idea--what about a skateboard on fire?
Well. Fake fire, anyway. Safety first, and all that.
For a bunch of different boring business-related reasons, we put the project on the back burner. But if anyone out there is looking for ways to add some cool effects to their boards, well--here are three ways to do just that.
Method 1: Material Flapping In The Wind + Lights
Take an orange-colored material--your best bet is sheer fabric, tissue paper, or plastic bags--and cut it into roughly flame-shaped strips.
Securely attach it to your skateboard with tape, glue, or any other adhesive that floats your boat. (Check out This to That for glue advice.)
For extra points, add some lights shining through. (Board Blazers, anyone?)
Check out the video below, but skip ahead to 2:17 to see what the thing you're making actually looks like.
Heads-up: most flapping-material-based videos require some kind of fan, but since it's literally on a skateboard, you'll get your flapping as you ride around. No fan necessary! Unless you want to go above and beyond.
Method 2: Spray Foam + Spray Paint + Lights
Method 3: Dry Ice + Lights + Custom Container