Owning a penny board probably sounds like some sort of an ordinary, material wish, but I can promise you that there’s a lot more to it.
Everyone knows the feeling when you’re stuck in your everyday life and you’re doing the same things over and over again. Don’t you ever get board? Well, we did and we reached a point where we had to ask ourselves: When was the last time we did something for the first time? I can tell you, it was a tough one to answer and we liked the thought of changing that.
We ended up buying Penny Boards.
Penny Australia is a world famous brand for their awesome looking plastic skateboards founded by Ben Mackay. As a brand they stand for high quality and focusing on details in design and performance.
If you check out their website you’ll get an idea of their huge selection of different boards and you’ll understand why it was quite hard for us to choose our favorite one. In the end, we both choose a board from their Penny Organic series, because of their looks and because the boards have a biodegradable deck, which breaks down when completely immersed in soil. This ads quite a nice touch to it, thinking of all the plastic that’s already floating around in our oceans..
We bought our boards online at Hardcloud, a UK based online store. It was really easy to order and we got the boards after 4 days of excited waiting. We even got a free iPhone cover as a gift, so if you’re thinking about getting your own board, you should go check them out, especially their sale, we highly recommend them!
I still remember how it felt to do a first round on the board. Ok, it wasn’t quite a round, more of a shaky line to be honest. We never ever did any kind of skating before (except inline skating but that does’t count here), so it was a completely new experience and a challenge to ourselves. After falling and kissing the ground a good couple of times or loosing the board because it rolled down a bridge and nearly fell into the river, you get used to it. But not „used to it“ in a bad way, but in a way that you get excited to do it again and again and to just spend the day on your board and trying out new things with it: you start out driving a straight line, than you speed up until you’re brave enough to try out tricks.
It’s not just a plastic board to us, it is like a motivation that shows us that we can reach our goals even if it looks impossible at first. You might fall down, but you’ll get up eventually and try it again and it’ll work out this time. And it’s great fun of course!!
Q: When was your last time you did something for the first time?
Lots of love xo
Valeria & Amina