topmounts

A who’s who of the 1980s shaping craze. The various variations on the basic single kick shape were called “money bumps” because kids would believe the hype about each and every new feature/cut out/bump being “progressive”. Today, the longboard market is going through the EXACT same thing. The basic topmount shape is going through endless “money bump” revisions. Weird cutouts, w concave bumps, flared wheel wells, and weird shapes that exist for no good reason are all flooding the longboard market. Skateboarding history is exceptionally cyclical, and longboarding’s diversification and proliferation is sure to come crashing down within the next couple years.