Like many kids who grew up in the 1980s, I was a skater . And like a lot of kids who were skaters in the 80s, the board I started on wasn’t exactly top of the line. But that was ok. I found out later when I was able to upgrade that a better board didn’t make me a better skater. Who knew?
Anyway, my very first board was a Variflex (I’m pretty sure it was hot pink with a samurai motif on the bottom), so when I stumbled upon this vintage 80s Variflex, I knew I had to buy it. I wasn’t sure what I was gonna do with it. I have a McGill Powell and Peralta that sits up in the attic collecting dust. I don’t skate anymore, but it’s nice to have a few things that remind me where I came from. For a moment, I thought about stowing it with the McGill, just keeping it for old times’ sake. But then I decided that wasn’t very skate. At least now it will get some use.
Skate or die, y'all.
This One-of-a-Kind California Wall Hanging is handmade by Hemlock & Heather in Austin, Texas using 100% locally-sourced, reclaimed wood. The back of this piece is painted, stamped with our wreath logo, and includes hardware for easy mounting.