Ben Mackay discovered skateboarding at the age of five, when his dad bought him a second-hand plastic skateboard from a yard sale. After taking the board apart and painting it in blue and white stripes, Ben built his own kick ramp in the garage. Before long, he was skating all over the neighbourhood, describing the feeling as terrifying, exhilarating, and above all, bliss. Almost thirty years after discovering that little plastic board, Ben founded Penny Skateboards pennyskateboards.com/. Since 2010, the brand has grown to lead the plastic skateboard market, with Penny boards now sold all over the world.