The St. Benedict medal is a prayer of exorcism against Satan, a prayer for strength in time of temptation, a prayer for peace among ourselves and among the nations of the world, a prayer that the Cross of Christ be our light and guide, a prayer of firm rejection of all that is evil, a prayer of petition that we may with Christian courage "walk in God's ways, with the Gospel as our guide," as St. Benedict urges us.
May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my guide!
On the back of the medal, the cross is dominant. On the arms of the cross are the initial letters of a rhythmic Latin prayer: Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux! (Translation: May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my guide!)
This Motherboard's deck also includes a somewhat hidden image of the front of the Miraculous Medal and the back of the Benedict medal. A little love and blessing from your Mother.
For more information read the The Medal of St. Benedict on the Order of St. Benedict website.
All Motherboard skateboards are made from 100% American/Canadian Maple (wood species—Acer Saccharum) and are cold-pressed to ensure the wood is not subjected to high temperatures that can degrade wood fibers. The uncut decks are then allowed to cure for seven days before finishing. Each deck is made with skateboard specific glue made by Franklin. Our standard deck size is an 8.0 mellow, 8.0 steep or 8.25 steep 31.5" in length.
Our custom wheels are composed of high-grade T.D.I. polyurethane with a focus on rebound and abrasion resistance. A great all-around wheel, the Motherboard B.V.M. Classic is 99a durometer, white 53mm. (Set of 4 per complete). Plus our custom graphic is like NO OTHER.
Motherboards is extremely proud to feature Tensor Alloy Trucks on our premium completes. Our trucks are silver alloy 5.25s. (Set of 2 per complete). Tensor Trucks was founded by professional skateboarder Rodney Mullen in 2000.
Our completes are held together with Superior Product's "Premium Skateboard Basics" black allen mounting hardware - heat treated black steel bolts and nuts. (Set of 8 per complete).
G5 precision ball bearings for a true roll and higher speeds. These feature high carbon, chromium alloy bearing steel races for high strength to resist cracking and contact rolling fatigue. With the added bonus of removable frictionless rubber shields for easy cleaning.
Our Motherboards custom griptape is made of premium grit adhered to a waterproof backing. Each Motherboard premium complete includes a die-cut cutout of the Cross and M from the back of the Miraculous Medal. The large M stands for Mary as Mother, Mediatrix. The Cross and bar represent Jesus' cross of redemption. A bit of sk8 love for your deck from your Mother. **Effective Jan 2021, custom grip is unavailable from our manufacturer (due to Covid restrictions in the factory), it will be replaced with blank grip until full notice.)
The artwork on the board undersides are custom illustrations made exclusively for Motherboards. They are designed specifically for imprinting on our board products. You will not find these illustrations anywhere else, they are truly unique copyrighted designs.* Each design also includes a somewhat hidden image of the front of the Miraculous Medal and the back of the Benedict medal. We think of these as our "secret deck weapons".
The highest level of detail is achieved using the DPT process. Specialized coatings are used to bind the ink DIRECTLY to the skateboard deck. Our deck designs are bright, vibrant and iconic. It's a big uplift from most of the deck art out there.
Special thanks to Br. Gabriel M. Cortés of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate (aka "The Skating Friar"), whose advice and recommendations resulted in the build-out of our Motherboard's premium completes.
Motherboards, LLC is placed under the protection of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
*Motherboard logo and all artwork contained herein © 2019, Motherboards, LLC.