The Killing Floor

The Killing Floor

The Killing Floor is a young skate company hailing from Portland, Oregon. They are known for impressive graphic designs influenced mainly by old blues, classic rock and jazz. But if you love art and self-expression, The Killing Floor skate decks are considered forms of creative expression of the artists behind them. If you love skating and have a penchant for artsy skate deck graphics, it’s time to get the latest skateboards from The Killing Floor. Order here at Yakwax and enjoy our superb FREE UK delivery service!

The Killing Floor Skateboards UK Shop

When you’re looking for a more artsy skateboard, one of today’s brands that stand out is The Killing Floor. They are an independent brand known internationally for abstract graphics printed on their skate decks. They are more refined in terms of how the designs are put together as a sort of concept art, rather than just a design on decks. They also produce cool snapback caps, t-shirts, jackets and accessories to accompany their core market’s repertoire of skate products.

The brand was founded in 2009 by John Vitale. He is also the creative director of the brand, so majority of the artwork are his creations, unless a guest artist is mentioned specifically. With heavy influences from jazz, old blues and classic rock music, abstract art and impressionism, The Killing Floor’s decks are as good as framed artwork you can hang on your wall.

The brand is distributed all over the USA by Love Child Inc., and represented by professional team riders including Lance Chapin, Nate Guest, Andrew Gray, Mark Gutterman and Josh Anderson.

The Killing Floor - From an Old Blues Song

The brand was named after an old blues song by Howlin Wolf. John Vitale associated the skateboarding experience he’s had as something difficult like a ‘killing floor’, while needing to do such things at the same time.

Since skateboarding is ever-evolving - from rider-built ramps and skate obstacles to purely street skating due to the lack of parks, to well-built skate parks complete with built-to-skate terrain – John felt that some of the ‘soul and blues’ of the sport have gone. To him, the brand is a conceptualisation of the things which heavily impacted his personal experience of skateboarding, and also a sort of nod to the past with the choice of brand name.

Skating as a Form of Art

As mentioned earlier, the founder is also the creative director of the company. As a skater, he grew up understanding that the sport is not just a fun activity, but a form of art in many ways. Sadly, the mainstream has brought everything with it into the limelight, taking away the ‘subculture’ feel and essence of skateboarding.

As an artist, John Vitale incorporated both passions into an industry that’s saturated with brands, big and small, with similar approaches and core market. Though he believes, according to one interview, that the younger skaters may not appreciate the design aesthetic of The Killing Floor decks. He knew there are skaters like him who are looking for something different and more artsy design prints rather than the usual cartoonish designs and vector-laden artwork on mainstream skateboards.

Aside from appearance and appeal, skating is a form of art as it involves self-expression through movement and style. These were captivated in the brand’s first full-length film “Prism” which showcased some of their team riders as they street skate and perform various tricks.

In the many years they have existed in the industry, The Killing Floor has opened up a different area that mainstream brands forgot about – the artistry of the sport in terms of design aesthetic and as a form of self-expression and doing things your own way to create your own scene.

Whether you are an avid fan of the arts or you simply appreciate tasteful designs on skate products, The Killing Floor is one brand to go for. Get their latest skate decks and other products here at the Yakwax store and enjoy our incredible FREE UK delivery service!

The Killing Floor

  • The Killing Floor Skateboards
  • Lance Chapin Deck
  • 8.5"
  • Frequencey Graphic
  • Free Griptape

The Killing Floor Skateboards team up with Lance Chapin on this Frequencey Skate Deck in 8.5"

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Delivery Details

Here at we take the processing of your order very seriously. We offer a fast efficient service so we can get your goods to you as quick as possible. If you place your order with us before 2pm Monday – Friday we will dispatch it the very same day!

Below is a list of our shipping options and charges:


UK Delivery Service Description Cost
Standard Delivery UK Mainland Post Non Trackable 3-5 working day delivery £2.95
Standard Delivery (spend £50+) UK Mainland Post Non Trackable 3-5 working day delivery £0.00
1st Class Royal Mail Non Trackable 2-3 working days but NOT guaranteed £4.95
Special Express Need your order quick? UK Mainland Royal Mail 24 - 48 hour Trackable Service £9.95


Europe Delivery Service Description Cost
First Class Signed Delivery times Vary by Country usually 5-10 days £9.95
First Class Signed - Spend £100+ Delivery times Vary by Country usually 5-10 days £6.95
DHL International Express Need your order quick? DHL Express Courier Delivery 1-2 Working Days. £19.95


Rest of World Delivery Service Description Cost
First Class Signed Delivery times Vary by Country usually 7-10 days £14.95
First Class Signed - Spend £100+ Delivery times Vary by Country usually 7-10 days £9.95
DHL International Express Need your order quick? DHL Express Delivery 2-4 Working Days. £24.95


Guernsey Based Customers

If you are based in Guernsey we give you the option of placing your order online, we will then process it ready for you to pick up at your convenience absolutely free. You must place your order before 3pm if you wish to pick it up the same day. Below are our details and where to pick your order up from (make sure you bring a print out of your order or order number when you come and collect):

Portinfer Coast Road

Tel: +44 (0)1481 251888
Opening Hours: 9am – 5.30pm

Please note the following delivery methods will require a signature on receipt of goods:

• UK 24 - 48 hour Special delivery
• Orders to Europe and the Republic of Ireland
• International Orders
• DHL Orders

On occasions the weather can cause a delay in the delivery of your goods, this can be anything from fog, snow and other adverse weather. On these rare occasions Yakwax will not be held liable for any such delay that is caused by the weather.


If you are not happy with your goods and would like to return them for a refund, different size or something else then No Worries. Please see our Returns Policy page for more details.

Delayed or Slow Delivery?

On ALL Postage Services except UK Special Delivery and DHL International services, Please allow 10 working days from date of purchase to pass before getting in contact with Yakwax about delayed or slow deliveries.

Yakwax Ltd is committed to you being fully satisfied with your purchases. If for any reason you would like to return any unused products, please follow these guidelines and email our customer service team on the details.

Items must be returned within 30 days from date of purchase. When you contact us please make sure to include your Web Order Number and what you would like to exchange your return for, or if you require a refund.

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**Christmas Returns - For orders made from 1st December as Christmas presents we offer an extended Returns period in which you will have until the 14th January to return your orders to us for either exchange or refund**

Clearly mark the returns item with the returns address and ensure the order# is on the outside of all boxes / packaging you wish to send back.

RETURNS (enter order number here)
Portinfer Coast Road

Within the package include any exchange information that you require. The customer is responsible for all return delivery costs unless an item has been delivered to you incorrectly, if this is the case Yakwax will refund the cost of standard postage to return these items.

We advise that you return your goods to us via recorded or special delivery. Yakwax cannot accept responsibility for items that are not returned by recorded delivery.
Upon inspection of returned product, Yakwax will issue a refund to the payment method used for the purchase less the original delivery charge.

Returns must be received in the condition they were sent out with all packaging and labels attached. Yakwax will not issue any refunds or exchanges on items that are missing labels or sent back to us in a condition different to how they were dispatched.

If the item is soiled or deemed to have been worn in terms of look and smell we cannot offer any kind of refund or exchange. If we receive a return that does not meet this criteria we reserve the right to decline a refund or exchange. In this case it will be at the customers expense to receive the item back.

Due to sanitary reasons we cannot accept returns on items such as underwear and socks so please make sure you order the correct size. If you are not sure what size you will be please get in touch with us via phone or email and we will be able to assist you.

Any used/worn items will be denied a refund and returned to the customer at his/her expense of £10.00 for a signed delivery service.

We have aimed to show the highest quality images of products to give you the best possible reflection of the item you are purchasing. We also offer you a request & contact service - so if you are in any doubt you can ask for more information before placing your order and we are more than happy to supply you with further details.

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