When one considers what to do with $15,000 cash money, purchasing a single skateboard is probably not very high on the list…unless said skateboard is made from gold of course.

NYC artist Matt Willet met up with his father–a professional gold plater—for a father/son bonding session at Brooklyn-based Epner Technology to create what is surely one of the most expensive ways of kick-flipping and pop-shoving it around your local skate park.

Don’t Forget the Gold Band-Aids


While Epner Technology is primarily known for creating gold plated components for NASA, one could only wonder what sort of stuff they’ve thought of doing in their free time (gold plated Twinkies?).

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Done in collaboration with SHUT Skateboards, Willet’s final product is 99.9% pure electro plated gold and ready for tearing up the streets (just make sure you wax those curbs extra-well to avoid scratching the deck).





Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.