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The £9k Gold-plated Skateboard

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No, we're not a week late with our April Fool's joke - SHUT really have created the most beautiful, impractical skateboard you never knew you wanted.

Rather than summoning up Midas, the legendary New York skateboard group created this gold marvel by electroplating a 31.5 x 8in deck before polishing it to a lust-inducing mirror finish. The custom trucks from INDEPENDENT have received a similarly glitz makeover, with the exposed bolt threads just about the only surface not covered in bling.

While fully functional, the added plating does result in some performance limitations: at 4kg, it's not the lightest of boards - and who in their right minds is going to want to even so much as stand on it?

Mindful of the purity of their creation, SHUT include a set of cotton archival gloves to help prevent unsightly fingerprint marks. At £9,050 ($15,000), you can stop reaching for your wallet - it's currently out of stock.

(Images: SHUT)

(Via: Freshness Mag)

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