New skateboard contains some of Tony Hawk’s real blood
A limited edition skateboard decked out in red paint that features some of Tony Hawk’s actual blood is now available as part of a collaboration between the legendary skateboarder and water brand Liquid Death Mountain Water.
Liquid Death is the canned water company that uses punk rock style in its business goal of wiping out waste from plastic water bottles. Hawk, of course, is the 53-year-old retired athlete and entrepreneur who has no problem lending viral credibility to a fellow artist or helping a young skateboarder get a new deck.
But Hawk’s latest move is a little weirder. As reported Tuesday, August 24 by Rolling Stone, his Liquid Death skateboard limited to $ 100 and $ 500 is painted in a shade “created by taking a vial of real Hawk blood and mixing it with red paint.”
A representative for the brand said the process “ensures that there is a piece of Tony’s DNA in every board.”
See what that looks like towards the bottom of this post.
Hey, we know Hawk loves his fans, but does he really want to be so intimate with them that they own a piece of his blood?
“I am deeply grateful to have a connection with my fans, and I appreciate the way Liquid Death connects with theirs,” the skater said in a press release. “This collaboration takes those connections to a new level, because I literally put my blood (and my soul?) Into these decks.”
Hawk added, “And I’m proud to know that organizations fighting plastic pollution and creating skate parks around the world will be supported through our efforts.”
Find out how to buy the board – which features artwork combining Liquid Death’s tallboy character “Thirst Executioner” with nods to Hawk’s classic Birdhouse days – at liquiddeath.com. The company says part of the proceeds from the collaboration will go to the non-profit 5 Gyres anti-plastic association as well as Tony Hawk’s The Skatepark project.