|7.5 x 6.8 x 5.6 cm|
When I was like 14 I bought a 70's skateboard at a flea market in Bethesda, Maryland. At the time, skateboarding was the majority of my world. The board was not purchased to use, but as a relic; it was a G&S brand Stacey Peralta (of Powell & Peralta). It had these tiny Gullwing brand trucks and big ass Bowl Roll brand wheels. It was $20 and hilarious.
A millennium later, at 24, I was too old to fly at speed against better judgement. It was then that I rediscovered this Stacey Peralta model G&S board with tiny Gullwings and big ass Bowl Rolls, and used it so much over the next few years that the holes in the baseplate of the rear truck wore away from the tension caused by dragging my back foot to slow down.
I often say that I feel more comfortable on a skateboard than I do on my own feet. It was this skateboard, initially a hilarity, that became an imperative addendum to the largest of of my appendages.