channel islands two piece deck pads are simple and effective. no frills just flat and grippy. i've used em for years, even while i was sponsored by other brands. i even tried to rip em off when i rode for kommunity project, but it was never the same. they never got it right. recently, rising material costs prompted scott aka scotty aka hawaiian scott, who is in charge of that sorta thing at channel islands, to visit the manufacturer to see how they could stay in production despite rising material costs. what he saw was mountains of EVA scraps. trash. useless waste. but what if we used it? used it to form the raw material for our deck pads? disposing of it is a burden, and it costs money, so why not? and so we did and now every deck pads unique; endless different patterns, variations, different colors. the manufacturer cuts down on waste, channel islands keeps making deck pads, we give what was doomed to be trash a little bit of life, a little bit of joy, everyone looks rad, everyone wins.
Source: Marine Layer