This was a bit of a joke last month. I posted these pics up on Instagram and Facebook a few weeks ago. I attached a statement, "Brownfish Skateboards coming soon to a shop near you." Though I've gotten many inquiry's, I am not making skateboards. Lets start at the beginning. I was never a skater. Yea, I could ride a skateboard down the boardwalk, and in my teens I skated a few ramps. I could drop in to some ramps and do a kickturn, but, that was the extent of it. Never could I do an air, or even a 50/50 stall. I think the last ramp that I skated was in Bondi Beach with my buddy Shawn. I was 22. My skateboard got stolen a few days later at the local pub, and I never looked back. Fast forward 21 years, 6 months ago. I got back into to skating, cause I thought it would be neat to do with my kids. Hell, I still surf, why can't I still skate? When I originally got back into skating, I bought this wider, older style shape. It was the only one they had at the local shop that we frequent. The rest were all 7.5- 8" wide street shapes. I never really liked the graphics, but, hey, it's what they had. I started going to the local smaller parks with the kids, and a month after getting it, I decided that a narrower street shape would work better. So, it went on the wall in the garage. Fast forward about 4 months (last month), I was back in the market for a new deck and wheels. This time, I wasn't interested in kick flips and rail slides. Never was good at that crap anyway. Well, to be honest, never was good at any skateboarding. I wanted to learn to skate the pools and bowls. Thats what looked fun. The speed, the carves, the smiles. I watched a lot of the older guys killing it at the Encinitas YMCA in the big bowl, and noticed what they were riding. A few of them even let me try their boards. Funny thing was, they were pretty much riding what my original board was. So I searched the internet for the perfect board. The old one just sat on the wall. I never got it down and measured it, mainly cause I really hated the graphics. I was skating with my neighbor one day, and he had told me that he grinded the graphics off of his board. A few days later, I thought about that old board, and, hmmm, I think if anyone has the tools and know how, I just might be the guy. So, I took that old board down, grinded the the old graphics off, burned in my Brownfish Stamp, and voila. It is now my go-to board and I love it. Rebecca let me buy some new wheels and trucks for it for fathers day. It's the first board I ever dropped into a pool/bowl with. Can a board help you skate better, well, you know what they say, the right board for the right conditions. You know what else, "THEY" are always right!