NEW Virgin De Guadalupe Complete Skateboard 8.25 Steep
NEW Virgin De Guadalupe Complete Skateboard 8.25 Steep

NEW Virgin De Guadalupe Complete Skateboard 8.25 Steep

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The original artwork for this board is inspired by the Virgin De Guadalupe. The Virgin De Guadalupe comes directly from an apparition of Mary Mother Of God in the Americas in 1531. The board features an image of Our Lady and the Angel Gabriel at her feet. The back ground has Castilian Roses just like the ones in the apparition.

In Mexico in the first half of the 16th century there were 2 truly miraculous events: The Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire led by Hernán Cortés and the miraculous apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the Aztec convert, St. Juan Diego.

1519, The Aztec’s were preparing for what they said was “The return of the white God” with the gruesome ritual sacrifice of 5000 of their own people. This was Cortés’s introduction to the Aztecs when he landed on the shores of what is now Mexico. As a devout Catholic there was no way his expedition could reconcile with this evil so a battle ensued. Cortés bravely lead his army of 3000 Catholic soldiers against 30,000 Aztec warriors. Miraculously Cortés prevailed resulting in the conversion of millions of pagans to the Catholic Faith. Cortés attributed all of his success to God.

In 1531, the Spanish and the native Mexicans were at odds with each other. A simple devout Mexican convert, Juan Diego experienced a series of visions of the Virgin Mary on the hill of Tepeyac, near what is now Mexico City. These apparitions are said to have taken place over four days, from December 9 to December 12. The Virgin Mary, speaking in Juan Diego's native Nahuatl language, identified herself as the "Mother of the very true deity" and asked Juan Diego to request that the local bishop, Juan de Zumárraga, build a shrine in her honor on the hill.

The Miraculous Image

When Juan Diego conveyed the Virgin's message to the bishop, he was met with skepticism and asked for a sign to prove the authenticity of the apparitions. The Virgin Mary instructed Juan Diego to gather Castilian roses, which were not native to the region and were blooming miraculously in December. He collected the roses in his tilma (cloak) and brought them to the bishop. When he unfolded the tilma before the bishop, the roses fell to the ground, revealing an image of the Virgin Mary imprinted on the fabric. This image is know as the Virgin De Guadalupe. The creation of the image can only be attributed to God. 

The artwork for the board was created by Catholic Artist Shanti Guy

Check out Shanti’s other designs and get one of Shanti's comics on the website.

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.*  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".

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.

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