NEW St. Joan of Arc Complete Skateboard 8.0 Steep
NEW St. Joan of Arc Complete Skateboard 8.0 Steep

NEW St. Joan of Arc Complete Skateboard 8.0 Steep

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Leading souls through love or battle to Christ the true King.

Unleash your inner warrior with our 5-ply Maple Skateboard Deck, crafted for durability and style. This deck features a custom design that captures the fierce spirit of St. Joan of Arc in battle, and inscribed with “Leading souls through love or battle to Christ the true King.” Each detail is meticulously illustrated to inspire and empower Catholic Skaters to keep and share The Faith.

‌St. Joan of Arc, born around 1412 in Domrémy, France; came from a humble peasant family and was deeply religious from a young age. At the age of 13, Joan had a vision of St. Michael, St. Catherine of Alexandria and St. Margaret of Antioch that lead her to support Charles VII and take up arms to drive the English out of France during the Hundred Years' War.

In 1429, Joan convinced Charles VII to allow her to lead a French army to the besieged city of Orléans. Dressed in armor and carrying a banner, Joan was struck by a crossbow bolt in the shoulder. Despite being wounded, she returned to the battlefield and continued to inspire her troops, ultimately leading them to a crucial victory that turned the tide of the war in favor of the French.

Joan continued to play a significant role in several other military campaigns, leading to the coronation of Charles VII at Reims Cathedral in July 1429. However, in 1430, she was captured by the Burgundians and sold to the English. Joan was put on trial for charges including heresy and witchcraft.

Despite her compelling defense, Joan was found guilty and sentenced to death. On May 30, 1431, she was burned at the stake in Rouen at the age of 19. As she faced her imminent death, Joan asked for a crucifix to be held before her eyes so that she could die looking upon it. A sympathetic English soldier, moved by her courage and faith, crafted a small, makeshift cross from two pieces of wood and handed it to her. Joan kissed the improvised crucifix and placed it in her dress. Additionally, she requested a priest to hold a church crucifix high so she could see it as she was dying.

In 1456, a retrial ordered by Pope Callixtus III declared her innocent of all charges. Joan of Arc was canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church in 1920. She remains a symbol of courage, faith, and patriotism, and is considered one of France's greatest heroines.

This is original artwork by the Catholic Artist Shanti Guy.

See his other board designs and his St. Michael comic book series here.

MOTHERBOARDS PREMIUM COMPLETES:

7-PLY MAPLE DECKS:

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 a steep 8.0, 31.5" in length.

CUSTOM B.V.M. IMMACULATE HEART CLASSIC WHEELS:

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.

TENSOR TRUCKS:

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.

PREMIUM SKATEBOARD BASICS HARDWARE:

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).

ANDALE BLUES SKATEBOARD BEARINGS:

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.

CUSTOM MOTHERBOARDS GRIPTAPE:

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.)

ARTWORK:

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.*  

DIGITAL PRINTED TRANSFER:

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 © 2024, Motherboards, LLC.

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