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Ollie over Memorex lane on retro VHS skateboards

Classic VHS tape logos inspire artists at 5BORO NYC to design skateboard decks worthy of our retro memories.

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VHS tape logos make for great skate decks. 5BORO NYC

Long before DVDs, Blu-ray and digital downloads, we had to record and watch our favorite movies and TV programs on VHS tapes.

New York skate shop 5BORO NYC pays tribute to our media past with a series of skateboard decks inspired by VHS tape logos and box label designs from companies such as Sony, Memorex, TDK and Fujifilm.

This makes sense considering most of us first watched amateur and professionally made skateboard-trick videos starring famous skaters like the Z-Boys and a much younger Tony Hawk on old VHS tapes.

There are eight different designs in all from artists Willy Akers, Rafael Gomes, Joe Tookmanian, Jimmy McDonald, Guillaume Dulout, Danny Falla, Dan Pensyl and Akira Ishizawa. The decks range in price from $49 to $50 (plus shipping and handling).