A mix of two favorite hobbies
My senior year of high school, I came home to my dad rolling the completely full china cabinet down the hallway on my longboard (we were getting new carpet). It ripped up part of the grip, and I made a deal with him that he would pay to replace it. Then I got to thinking, why would I put boring, normal grip back on it when I could paint it and then put clear grip on top? I love to design and longboard, so I combined the two. My board was the first success, and the idea caught on in college when others saw the finished product.