At the Action Sports Retail Show- I asked all of these sporting exhibitors- the big question- what do they do with their old, used and blemished products? (Response)- ‘Yo, dudette, we give them away, we make shelves,’ yo dudette, we like make all sorta stuff…”- I begged- send me pics on reusing, recycling, and guess what- Landyachtz Longboards just sent me this wall art, combination of moose antlers- soaring eagle look out of blemished skateboard decks. (sorry the pic is small- I could not enlarge it) The antler art was made by local artist JoshVandyke.
Landyachtz is one of the eco-friendly sustainable Action Sport Companies, striving to reuse and recycle all products and waste. Much of their office is salvaged materials- they do much of the work themselves. They feel (and it’s true) if they make a superior quality product that is built to last- and doesn’t break (and pops too!) that less skateboards will land up in landfills- you can own and use your skateboard in years to come.
I don’t know that much about skateboards, except I believe the last time I was on one was probably 45 years ago (old enough to be the founders mothers). But I do know this- support those who support the environment- and these guys (dudes) are definitely on the right track- I look forward to getting more recycle and reuse pics from them.