KOTA Longboards: Knights of the Air...and the Pavement

With the release of The Handmade Skateboard and our efforts to promote it, we've discovered some amazingly creative skateboard builders: most recently, KOTA Longboards. Handmade in Denver, KOTA (Knights of the Air) was founded by former US Navy Pilot, Michael Maloney. His love of woodworking led him to crafting skateboards while his military background led to the styles and names. Each is derived from the historic World War I military airplanes flown by the “Knights of the Air’ -- a group that took to dangerous skies but always kept their chivalry, honor, integrity and courage intact while pushing their aircrafts to the limit. These boards -- and the brand -- are very, very cool. Check out this great piece to learn more about KOTA Longboards...

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