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Quivers: Jeff "JT" Tatum

Silverfish Longboarding's new series of articles entitled "Quivers" will focus on skaters on the 'Fish with interesting boards.  It may be you, with a large closet full of rare boards, a speedboarder with a quiver of uber-skates or an all-arounder with a wildly diverse catalog of well-used sticks.  Sometimes, we'll interview our subjects, other times we'll just let them tell us about their rides.  In this edition, we've got the current skate quiver of "the Original Longboarder", Jeff Tatum...

 

 

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Silverfish:  JT, you're a diehard, man!  What are you ripping on these days? 

 

JT:   I’m not a rocker, a punk or a gangster and I’m definitely not cool. I’m just a plain old skateboarder, artist, parent, eccentric, San Diego local, designer, surfer, snowboarder, anti drug and booze, almost 50 year old, old school, ODSB that definitely knows how to laugh at himself and doesn’t take things too seriously.  Here's what I'm riding now:     (click through.)

 

 

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  1. Board – Hand made by JT 48’ x 11 ¼”

Trucks – 219 Tracker Darts

Wheels – Custom 70mm 78a Pool King Asphalt Angels Spoked Hub

Bearings – Pleasure Tool Ceramic ABEC 7

For over all flat ground cruising

 

  1. Board – Custom hand made by Michael Early Pool King Tatum Flat Nose 42 ½” x 9”

Trucks – Carver Front 6 ½” CX inverse back 6 ½” C2

Wheels – Rain Skates Tsunami 95a-65mm Tsunami 59mm 94a

Bearings - Pleasure Tool Ceramic ABEC 7

For carving slopes and flat ground

 

  1. Board – Pool King Jeff Tatum Resurrection 42” x 9 1/4” production model

Trucks – Front: Custom 161 Tracker Dart Back: Torch 161 made by Tracker

Wheels – Pool King Rock Walk 60mm 101a

Bearings – Pleasure Tool Metal ABEC 7

For high performance bowl, park, pipe, air, ditch

 

  1. Board – Pool King Jeff Tatum Resurrection 42” x 9 1/4” production model

Trucks – Front: Pool King 161 made by Tracker Dart Back: Torch 161 made by Tracker

Wheels – Alva 59mm 95a Ghandies

Bearings – Pleasure Tool Metal ABEC 7

For high performance bowl, park, pipe, air, ditch

 

  1. Board – Comet 40’ x 9 ½” Flatnose

Trucks – Carver 6 ½” C2

Wheels – Rain Skates 95a-65mm Tsunami semi hard

Bearings - Pleasure Tool Ceramic ABEC 7

For street and downhill

 

  1. Board – Pool King Jeff Tatum Power Tool 37” x 8 ½” production model

Trucks – Tracker 149 Darts

Wheels – Gyro re-releases

Bearings – Pleasure Tool Metal ABEC 7

For high performance bowl, park, pipe, air, ditch

 

  • All trucks loaded with Tracker blue and orange super ball bushings
  • All board graphics and grip tape design by Jeff Tatum
  • In the background a small portion of JTs skull collection


 

For more JT info log on to www.poolkingskateboards.com, www.silverfishlongboarding.com, www.fountainbros.com

 

 

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