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Banana Seat

Photograph By Jill Brown

Skaters aren't the only ones psyched to find new ways to use broken boards. Custom bicycle builder Daniel Koenig of Ichi Bike in Des Moines, Iowa, had the novel idea of using snapped decks for bike seats. "The lines on the back of a banana seat flip up just like the tail of a skateboard," says Koenig. "It was perfect because decks are made of wood and my parents have an upholstery business. Often skateboards break at the front truck or the rear truck, leaving three-quarters of the board intact. I use the bigger section of broken decks for banana seats and smaller sections for cruiser seats."