i skateboard nearly every day, mainly as a form of transportation but in my older age have largely abandoned doing tricks. nowadays i ride a tiny jay adams model, which has nice wheels and bearings that sail through the flat streets of lima. it's a throwback shape that i bought at skates on haight 1.5 years ago. i dig it. it's light and carves like a dream and is funner than riding a bike around town. i've got a couple of other longer boards for downhilling, which i was really into a few years back, and would love to find a reissue of the alva fred smith model that i skated back in the day.