My favorite sk8 decks ended up being the Powell & Peralta Twin Blanks that were just differentiated by measurements. (about 10 years ago) Typically made our own decks for downhilling, although did some GNARLY shit on a super flexy fiberglass Sector9 board with the trucks mounted on the tips.
Surfing used to ride 5'11"-6'2" shortboards (couple of which I made) and had a really sexy 9'8" triple stringer but it died like all the rest of em. Also ridden a few 40year old 10 foot boards with the barn door skeg, about 70lbs, fun! My buddy used to have a pic of himself dropping in double overhead surf on it, pretty sick.
Now that I'm landlocked I just climb mountains with the dog in the summer.
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