I make Longboards out of Vintage Trick Water skis from the 50's 60's and 70's
I had an old pair of Trick Water skis laying around the house. I had used them a couple of times on the water but without a good boat driver, it wasn't very fun. I asked my wife what she thought I should do with them. She said, "They look like Skateboards. Put some wheels on them". I went to the local Skate shop, "Woodys Halfpipe", and bought the hardware. It's been Downhill ever since.