From a young age skateboarding has not only influenced my life, but also has totally inspired me. Here I am at the age of 5 on my first ever skateboard. I asked dad to move mum’s Kingswood car out of the garage so I could make a ramp to skate. I got this board second hand, and painted it with blue and gold pinstripes. I thought it was the badest thing ever. In recent years I had noticed that skateboarding had been pushed to its limitations by way of performance. Who can do the biggest air, the longest rail, the most stairs… Everyone is pushing to break new ground in skateboarding. It left me wondering how intimidating this was to the majority of skaters who just want to get out and have fun on their board. Don’t get me wrong, I believe skateboarding still needs the element of performance to continue and will always evolve and progress. However I think that skateboarding also offers a more casual, laid back approach. One that resonates drawing timeless lines and being lost in the moment. So I started Penny Skateboards with all these elements in mind. I want everyone to experience skateboarding in a way that doesn’t segregate class, age, demographic or skill level. No pressure to perform, just get out there and have fun. Skateboarding is fun!