Researchers have discovered a Kylix – a shallow vase used for wine tasting – 110 cm in diameter, created by the artist Rom av.JC. This brings to light a previously unknown practice: Trukustabos. This game of skill, played at symposia banquets, consisted of throwing skateboard trucks into a basin placed on the ground or on a table.
It’s a variant of the ancient Greek game kottabos, and seems to have been invented for a very simple reason. Kylixes were made of ceramic, so they were easy to break when dropped beside the basin. By using trucks made of metal, there was no problem of breakage from the first throw of the object.
The work was presented for the first time at Wheels & Waves in Biarritz and is now on sale on the artist’s website Rom av.JC.