These days it seems to be the norm for a lot of the big guys in the biz to start manufacturing products in the Far East. Regardless of whatever reasons these companies have for making the switch to this method of production, it doesn’t sit well with some people. I include myself in that faction. Enter Acme, a company that’s been producing a quality product in the states for well over a decade. I was interested in doing a review of their Scarecrow line and Jim Gray, the big cheese over at Acme who makes Scarecrow boards was more than happy to accommodate me with some of their product. He was more than cordial, even through e-mail, which is how I am used to dealing with people. Blast the information age that has reduced me to an online hermit, but that’s the age we live in. That’s beside the point. The real point being, Acme products rule! The boards I received were up to par and far exceeded my rigorous skating demands. The wood was solid and did not feel soggy or weak after a month or so of use. The concave wasn’t to extreme and the shapes were basic but more than functional. What I really dug about the company was the fact that you could go to the website and take a tour of the whole process they go through to bring their product to the public, from pressing to printing. Very impressive as well as informative. Run don’t walk, I mean log onto http://www.abcboards.com to get the goods.