Todd and his technicolor dream boards

QCD’s Todd Quigley gives us the rundown on his favourite board colourways of all time.

It’s that time of year when all the new boards are starting to hit the shelves and one of the hardest things to decide is what colours your gonna be rockin. 

So to help you decide, we spoke to custom shaper Todd Quigley from QCD boards about his top five colourways of all time. 

1. Yellow deck, black pin and rails, orange slick

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This would have to be the most recognised colour set up of all time. It’s the original Mach 7 colours that was mass produced back in the early ’80s. It’s an icon for sure. Has to be one of my fav’s as its been around for decades and has stood the test of time, I have had these colours on many of my personal boards over the years. I still remember the Pipe comps when the only board you could ride was a mach 7.

2. Purple deck, white pin and white rails, white slick

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This might not be the best colour set up you have seen, but it’s one of the most important to me. These are the colours of the very first board I ever shaped myself from start to finish. I remember at the time purple was only a new colour and I wanted something different. On the same day I was shaping my very first board, Michael Crawley was in the factory picking up a couple of DK rides from Mez and he had a purple deck, and I thought he was onto a winner.

3. Copper deck, black pin and rails, ice blue slick

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New school looking the goods. There are so many colours now to choose from its crazy! When I first started doing customs in the late ’90s you could only get one slick colour and that was white. Just goes to show how things change. I am loving these colours together as its a mix of the new and old, copper being a new school colour along with traditional black rails and then adding a splash of colour with a bright blue slick.

4. Midnight blue deck, red pin, black rails, white slick

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Now this setup in my eyes is also a classic and it’s ever so popular today. The first time I saw this set up was back in the day when Mike Stewart was rocking it and as you would think anything that Mike rode people wanted to copy. One of the first boards I ever shaped with these colours was for Mitch Rawlins over 15 years ago. At the time Mitch was under Mike’s wing and you just knew he was going to carry on those colours and make them popular just like Mike did.

5. Black deck, black pin, black rails, yellow slick

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Black decks are epic! I love them, I think black boards look amazing, you have to have black pin and rails to go along with it and it goes with any slick colour out there. You can’t go wrong with this setup. Black boards would have to be one of the most popular colours for the past few years and nearly every pro out there has ridden it. I like the pop you get with the neon yellow slick but as I said all black with anything slick colour looks the goods.

So there you have it! What colours do you love? Let us know below!

All images generated QCD’s amazing colour selector. Jump on give is a crack! we promise you’ll be there for hours. 

Also, todd got together with the guys at BOLDinc. to bring you some insight to his boards and what inspired him for this years range. 


Check out all the new boards from all the best brands in this years boardguide, coming soon in Issue #201.