Kumpaner produces exclusive handmade skateboards from 7 layers of Canadian maple, in a living room in Oslo. The boards are pressed, cut, sanded and decorated by hand which make them unique in a otherwise robotized everyday life.

Kumpaner

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 Kumpaner produces exclusive handmade skateboards from 7 layers of Canadian maple, in a living room in Oslo. The boards are pressed, cut, sanded and decorated by hand which make them unique in a otherwise robotized everyday life.

Kumpaner produces exclusive handmade skateboards from 7 layers of Canadian maple, in a living room in Oslo. The boards are pressed, cut, sanded and decorated by hand which make them unique in a otherwise robotized everyday life.

 The name Kumpaner comes from the Norwegian word "kumpan", which means both friend and mate, but is also used about an accomplice. In the period 1978–1989, Norway was the only country in the world having a total ban on both selling and buying skateboards, including using them. For many years after the ban was lifted, skaters were perceived as bad boys or girls. This history and experience helped us defining the name and shape of the symbol – a flower with eyes. This symbolizes skateboarding as a positive, friendly and inclusive activity. With a slight touch of wickedness.  Visit  kumpaner.com  to see all boards.

The name Kumpaner comes from the Norwegian word "kumpan", which means both friend and mate, but is also used about an accomplice. In the period 1978–1989, Norway was the only country in the world having a total ban on both selling and buying skateboards, including using them. For many years after the ban was lifted, skaters were perceived as bad boys or girls. This history and experience helped us defining the name and shape of the symbol – a flower with eyes. This symbolizes skateboarding as a positive, friendly and inclusive activity. With a slight touch of wickedness.

Visit kumpaner.com to see all boards.

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 Kumpaner is a self initiated project and a hobby during the Norwegian winter. A big thanks to  Thomas Ekström  who have shot images of the boards.

Kumpaner is a self initiated project and a hobby during the Norwegian winter. A big thanks to Thomas Ekström who have shot images of the boards.