HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—Trend-setting SK8MAFIA—a Southern California skateboarding company that UrbanDictionary.com defines as “ridiculously awesome”—announced today that it has shipped the first copies of a custom skateboard featuring 2010 AVN Award-nominated adult star Asa Akira.
The photography decorating the stylishly designed, high-end deck was supplied by 2010 AVN Award-nominated director Van Styles, who was also instrumental in setting up Akira’s deal with the company. SK8MAFIA’s many products are released through Blitz Distribution, known for distributing lines by Tony Hawk and other industry leaders.
Styles said he and Akira couldn’t have been more pleased with their SK8MAFIA collaboration. "They are a great company that is 100 percent true to skateboarding, and I respect that. Coming from a skateboarding background myself, the opportunity to have one of my photos on a board sold worldwide is really an honor. The team they've assembled is sick, and to be able to have this opportunity with a brand like this is a great thing."
Styles is also quick to point out that he believes the company has found the ideal model to launch what is planned to be a series of adult boards. "Asa is quickly and steadily building her name and reputation as an amazing porn actress. I figured it would be great for SK8MAFIA to get a board with such a fast-rising star. Plus, I know Asa loves the skateboard community and would really be into this."
Akira and Styles both note that the boards will benefit from the international connections of Blitz Distribution, the same organization that keeps skateboard legend Tony Hawk's decks in shops worldwide. As Akira observes, "I'm excited to be working with one of the true leaders in the skateboarding community."
Styles elaborates, "The thing I love most is that we're doing this with a real skateboard company whose goods are sold across the globe in skateboarding shops. This is not some guy putting porn girls on a skate deck that might get sold in a couple stores locally.
"From the design to the distribution, this is the real deal,” Styles adds. “I look forward to doing more projects like this with SK8MAFIA."
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