This is my very first skateboard deck, back in 1989 I've got this board by my parents as a end of school season present, at the same time that Bad Religion "No Control" Album and a couple of other Punk and Metal records entered my house.
There's not other epic phrase that can summarise skateboarding concept in a clear, natural, punk, creative and really pure way than this:
“Skateboarding is not a hobby. And it’s not a sport. Skateboarding is a way of learning how to redefine the world around you. It’s a way of getting out of house, connecting with other people, and looking at the world through different sets of eyes.” – Ian Mackaye
I totally fit in this definition of skateboarding, is not that I don't wanna see skateboarding as an olimpic game or a sport, is that I don't really matter about skateboarding to be recognized as a sport...I don't really matter and can't change my perspective of life and world in general.
This board graphic is not the original, this is a graphic a guy made on this during summer 1990, the artwork it was never finished and it will be never finished.
Thank You Skateboarding!