How many times has this happened to you? You're cruising down the street, carefree on your skateboard wheels, and then some kindly passerby stops you to tell you your skateboard is expired. Bummer!

1) Do a sniff test.

Skateboard expiration dates are different in every state. Even if you're on the "Enjoy by" date, your skateboard might be safe to ride anyway. Give it a sniff, and if nothing seems sour, you might be good to go.

2) Use it as a replacement for buttermilk.

Expired skateboards are a great ingredient in baking; for recipes that require buttermilk, sour cream, or "sour skateboard"--in which you add a tablespoon of vinegar and then stir with a skateboard--you can substitute your expired skateboard and you're good to go.

3) Have a spa day.

If you put an expired skateboard in your bath, or rub it on your face, you'll end up with extra-smooth skin. Some chemical cocktail in expired skateboards reacts nicely with your outer dermis, leaving you with a silky-smooth, super-enviable complexion.

4) Make it a new garden tool.

Tomato plants struggling? Plant your expired skateboard nearby, water it thoroughly, and watch your sweet little plants thrive.

5) See if you can get a new copy from your bank.

Banks usually have options to replace a bunch of expired stuff--credit cards, debit cards, skateboards. Go to your online banking profile and make sure your skateboard address is updated, then request a new one! It should be to you soon, easy-peasy.

6) Freeze it preemptively

If you catch your skateboard just as it's about to expire, you can freeze it, and defrost it whenever you plan to go for a ride. This way, it could keep for months.


Skaters--what are your favorite expired skateboard tips? Let us know in the comments!


Photo credit: Nick Karvounis

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