Takayama Tuesday

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a beautiful vintage Donald Takayama longboard for your perusing pleasure. Thanks to KC for sending this one along.

The board is for sale as of the time this post was published. The seller is asking an extremely reasonable $700. You can check out the listing here. According to the seller it’s a Donald Takayama Noserider, which later became the DT-2 model. The board was sold a few years back, and the dims were originally listed as 9’8″ x 22 3/4″ x 3″. According to the current listing, the board is 10’0″ x 23 1/4″ x 3 1/4″. Unfortunately it’s hard to make out anything on the inscription along the stringer due to the airbrush.

Speaking of the airbrush, it is sick indeed. I think I prefer the purple to blue gradient on the deck versus the blue on the bottom. I also love how it tapers as it gets closer towards the nose.

Lately I’ve been gravitating towards boards that I’m likely to ride a lot, and this one definitely fits the bill. It’s not a wall hanger but that’s not the point. I just love the mix of historical significance, starting with the fact the board was shaped while Donald Takayama was still alive; as well as the functionality. It’s a board you can add to your quiver at a modest price and reap the benefits of riding it for years to come. I recently purchased a different Takayama myself, and if that hadn’t been the case, I likely would’ve tried to nab this one. I don’t know the seller, though the background in the pics looks suspiciously similar.

Check out the listing here.

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