The Volcano is an obstacle to be used with a popular skilltoy – the fingerskateboard. It is made from solid beechwood, a laminate layer and a small ceramic edge.
The project was not only about designing the actual product but rather about creating a whole small company framework around it from scratch. This was done with two longtime friends and involved designing a corporate identity including website, webshop and promotional videos. Other aspects were the coordination of production with the manufacturer or taking care of distribution aswell as shipping.
The design of the obstacle and its new trick possibilities have been received very well by the fingerskateboard scene. Around 120 pieces were sold between 2013 and 2014. After that, production was stopped and the company was shut down because our team wanted to focus on different projects.
"Upon opening this product your jaw will drop...This is by far one of the most well designed, developed and manufactured fingerboard obstacles ever to have hit the streets."
"A really well planned obstacle, even the size is just perfect! I haven't seen that high quality standard at a new company ramp for ages."