In the “YOU MAKE IT WE SKATE IT” YouTube series, a group of skateboarders with a video camera and a penchant for material science create skateboard decks and accessories out of random objects to see if they ride or not. To date, this has included riding on everything from a flatscreen TV to a series of 3D printed wheels of various materials.

More recently, the crew tested what just might be the worst possible idea in the history of boardsports: a skateboard made from glass.

Presumably created from remolding an existing glass pane and drilling holes for the trucks, the board – while it looks slick – doesn’t quite hold up.

In any case, we’ll give them points for guts but this could have gone very very wrong. Maybe try reinforced glass next time, fellas?

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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.