Here’s a bit of Stranger Things Season 2 trivia we bet you didn’t know: The skateboard used by Mad Max (played by Sadie Sink) is an exact replica of the board Michael J. Fox rode in Back to the Future. It was an Easter egg hiding in plain sight. The Duffer Brothers were so keen on exact details, they recruited Madrid Skateboards to recreate the replica used for filming.
This connection led to a collaboration between Madrid and Netflix resulting in complete series of decks inspired by Stranger Things. The jewel of the bunch is Max’s Explosion Official Replica (below), featuring the flat nose and fishtail almost never seen on modern decks. Check out the Explosion and a few of our favorite Stranger Things decks below. You can see the rest and purchase one for yourself, HERE.
Product Description: The highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things is upon us, and Madrid Skateboards is adding to the show’s celebration of ‘80s culture with a series of skateboards designed and shaped to pay homage to the golden age of backyard pool skating. The Madrid ‘Explosion’ skateboard was a staple of the Madrid collection throughout the ’80s and appears in Stranger Things 2, belonging to a Hawkins newcomer known as Mad Max. These boards are handcrafted in our Huntington Beach factory and are setup with accurate retro components. Madrid also appeared in the classic ’80s film Back to the Future.
If you haven’t experienced the phenomenon that is Stranger Things for yourself, peep the trailer and synopsis for Season 2 below. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Joyce (Winona Ryder), is attempting to make things stable for Will and his brother, Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), and she is dating an old high school classmate, Bob (The Goonies’ Sean Astin). “She’s trying to mask a lot,” explains Ryder. “I think she’s made this choice with Bob because she wants a good father figure in her sons’ lives.”
Meanwhile, Hopper (David Harbour) is attempting to keep all the events of last season, like the disappearance of Barb, a secret in order to protect Joyce and the kids. “It kind of falls on Hopper to be the voice of authority to say, ‘This did happen and this didn’t happen,’” says Harbour. “He’s struggling with the compromise that takes him to, having to lie and cover things up.” Siblings Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Mike are also much changed and mourning the (seeming) deaths of friends Barb and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). “She and Mike are both the most screwed-up because they’re the ones who both lost someone,” says co-creator Ross Duffer. “They’re both grappling with that, and we see the effects.”
Shaking up the dynamics in Hawkins is the arrival of another brother-sister duo, Billy (Dacre Montgomery) and Max (Sadie Sink). While Max becomes pals with the boys and attracts romantic interest from Lucas and Dustin (played by actors Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo), Billy doesn’t exactly make friends. Teases Matt Duffer, “Stephen King always has really great human villains. The evil in the real world is often as bad or worse than the supernatural evil, so we wanted to introduce a character like that.”