Humans have attempted to propel themselves on wooden planks since the discovery of lumber, but it wasn’t until Tony Hawk invented the rubber wheel in 1982 that skateboarding was born. Relish wooden transportation with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of merchandise at Cosmic Colors in the Florence or Eastgate malls.
Cosmic arms its clientele against the everyday vagaries of pavement, botched stunts, and the scrutinizing eyes of skate-fashion police with skateboard supplies, gear, and fashionably functional apparel and shoes. Black Panther and Lucky bearings keep wheels running smoothly, and decks, from 30 different companies including Element and Alien, keep shoed hooves firmly supported. Peruse a plethora of accessories to prevent denim from drooping and dollar bills from snagging wheels with belts, buckles, and wallets, while snug-fitting hats provide hiding places for smaller, more valuable hats.
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