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121C Aileron Board is a skateboard made from recycled rocket parts

If you’re looking for a skateboard that’s a little different to the rest, check out the 121C Aileron Board.

It’s made from recycled carbon fibre taken from the production of space rockets. Engineering student Ryan and entrepreneurship instructor Greg discovered that lots of carbon fibre was going to waste in the production of space rockets. Instead of letting it end up in landfill, they thought they could put it to good use making skateboards.

Every board they make saves 5lbs of carbon fibre from landfill, so you’ll be doing your bit for the environment. Not only that: you get a pretty awesome board too.

Since it’s made of carbon fibre, the Aileron Board is tough. Really tough. Stop-a-bullet tough, in fact. It also has that distinctive carbon-fibre look that will surely be the envy of everyone in the skate park. (Well, almost everyone.) The makers claim its complex concave camber enables more responsive turning. It comes with Randal Trucks (the brackets holding the wheels) and Fireballs or Shark Wheels (different brands of wheel).

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You can choose from a number of different designs, including the standard Aileron deck, the space-inspired graphic with a picture of the moon, or the technical hexagon graphic.

You can pick one up for $225 (£144). It’s passed its funding goal and will ship in November.

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