They got his board- but couldn’t steal his spirit…

July 1, 2009

Some of you may be aware that two days after his birthday Mack’s brand new custom skateboard was stolen from our front yard.  Mack swears he put it in the garage but both Connie and I are  having a hard time believing that someone broke into our locked garage and took the skateboard and nothing else.  Regardless, Mack starts skateboard camp this week and he couldn’t show up with nothing to ride so we slapped a board together and took it out for a test ride yesterday afternoon. 

We scraped and painted an old deck added new trucks, wheels and bearings and the thing works like a champ.  When I do the monetary math (to include the stolen custom skateboard)-I’m about 3-bills into plywood and rubber wheels.  I’m not positive that this is the wisest investment that I’ve ever made, but it sure seems to make Mack smile.

Just a few shots of the future of skateboarding to prove that yes you can rebound from a catastrophic theft.




Oh BTW, to the little hooligan that took my son’s board, enjoy it while you can- just know that I’m scouring the neighborhood looking for you and don’t plan on giving up any time soon.  I’m really looking forward to meeting you- sleep tight.

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Mavrick posted the following on November 15, 2011 at 2:20 am.

God help me, I put aside a whole afternoon to figure this out.

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