* Although, I should say there was this one time I had no choice but to purchase a Suicidal Possessed to Skate board just after blowing my hard-earned wad of paper route money on a Powell-Peralta Per Welinder Street model in early '87. Yep, I was the first unlucky son of a bitch on my block to believe the ad hype and save up for their brand-new "super light and super strong" Boneite construction. I skated and hated it in just under three hours, after which time I returned to Silver Spoke, our local skate shop, completely bummed. The owner, Walt, took mercy upon me (sort of) and offered to return the board to Powell and, in the meantime, sell me an already discounted Suicidal board gathering dust on the sales rack at a slightly greater discount. Possessed to skate indeed. By the way, for many months there has been talk about a Suicidal reissue of this early "Satanic" model. Check here for an update, as they've been claiming a Christmas '09 release but ... it's pretty much that time now?