Going through some photos with Ma last night, found this old pic of me aged 8 on a homemade skateboard dad made when he was a kid. It's in my grandparents backyard, I remember finding it in their coal shed, they used to use it to wheel out bags of rubbish. I was so excited. After a lot of pleading with Nan and Paps to part with it, it now resides in Sketchboard's collection.
Interestingly when my buddy GH saw this pic earlier, he pointed out I have much the same stance when I surf, and I still stick my tongue out!
Dad claims he invented the skateboard(!), he made it years before they were available in the shops (in the UK at least) by dismantling a pair of old roller-skates, hammering out the trucks and attaching them to a bit of rounded off wood.