man, when I started skating I was riding some 60-something bullets on a cab street mini. Pretty sure that was 1987 or 88. The next thing I know I'm riding a football with 41mm wheels and wearing giant balloon pants and a huge t-shirt every day. Thank god I grew up in philly and that big-pants-small-wheels phase didn't last long, cause the next thing I know I'm riding a 7.75 deck with 58mm wheels. I stuck with that setup for about 10 years when I moved up to an 8, then 8.25, and now a 8.5 deck, riding 56mm wheels.