I remember back in the day when I used to skate from the minute I woke up until long after the sun set. Man, those were great times. We would buy brand new boards at the skate shop and quickly smear all of the graphics with a slide down a railroad tie or a long handrail. That was a badge of honor. It let the world know you were a real skater, not some poser or wannabe.
But that was always a bittersweet moment because I loved the old-school graphics. I loved going into the skate shop and seeing all of those pristine boards hanging on the wall. I loved the feel of them. The weight, the curves, everything. You always knew they would be gone soon after you bought them, but it was all good.
These days I still skate occassionaly, but most of my time is spent creating my own custom decks (it's easier on this "older" body). You don't have to skate to appreciate good skateboard art. They make fabulous wall art. If you like to be a little different with your decor then skate decks are great choices. They scream cool! They make great collector's items, especially the handpainted ones like you see on this website. And who knows, maybe you'll start a new pastime.