Welcome to the brand new miramarskateboards.com ! We have all worked really hard on this new site and we hope that you guys like it. Our old site was great and all, but everyone at Miramar decided that we needed a new look that would better express who we are as a brand.
We wanted a website that would represent WHO we are. To me and the rest of us at Miramar, skateboard art has always been such a HUGE part of what makes skateboard culture so powerful. All skaters remember the first skateboard deck they owned, we all had favorite brands, decks, riders, and art. I remember in 1997 I had a World Industries deck with Flameboy dressed as a pimp. My mom bought it for me (thanks Mom). When Nick and I started making and painting skateboards back in college we knew it was more than a hobby, we knew it was a way of life for us and there was no going back. When we started Miramar this is what we sought to improve. We wanted to push the art of longboarding, the art of skateboarding forward in a direction it had never gone before.
At ASR in San Diego in February of 2009, I had dinner with Dale Smith. He was unfamiliar with my fledgling brand and asked me a question that has always stuck with me since that moment. "So, what is it that you're doing for the industry?". I didn't know what to say. I was sitting alongside industry legends like Chris Yandall, Dan Macfarlane and Michael Brooke and I had no answer to the question. I fumbled a bit and responded that we were seeking to take skateboard art to another level.
In order to do justice to our artists work; Nick, Ryan, Conrad and I set out to find a new way to print skateboards at a higher resolution. Heat transfers work great for bright, solid colors or fades with a very slight gradient. However, they could never reproduce an artists work as good as the original. Trial after trial after trial and we finally had something that worked. Our light sensitive printing process prints at a resolution that has never been done before in skateboards. Words can not describe how beautiful these boards are. We have worked really hard and we are truly grateful to each and every one of you who has supported us these last seven years. Here's to seven more!