So I wanted to see how you all feel about nostalgia. Particularly old/first or early boards from your surfing days. Here's the scoop: I recently stumbled upon my first "brand new, off the racks" surfboard I ever bought. It's an early 90's longboard, performance-type shape, nothing special (single stringer, white with pinstripes but now yellowed from years of solar exposure and my lack of understanding of its effect on foam) but worked well for me at the time and wickedly light glassing. In fact, when I eventually sold it (ten years ago) it was delammed on the deck from knee paddling. Plenty of dings, too. So last night as I was checking Craigslist, sure enough, there it was, just posted as a "beater," which it very much is. I stared somewhat fondly at it, remembering all the great waves and travels we shared over the years. Mind you, it wasn't my first board, actually my second. Before that I was given a Velzy pop out from the 60's that my uncle lent to me and I fixed up. That was the board I learned on, which I still fondly own and will never sell, despite the fact that it is, after all, a pop out. This board was my first proper "new" board bought in 1988 in my hometown of Narragansett, RI, purchased with graduation money from Warm Winds Surf Shop and, ironically, shaped on the West Coast near where I currently call home. So, in reality, some thirty or so boards in, the board would rank second on my surfboard timeline. The board would need a resto to be properly preserved and/or ridden. It's not like it's an old Hobie/Yater/Jacobs etc that has that nostalgia/retro feel. It's a lightweight 90's longboard, glassed in side bites, chined rails, double barrel concave in the tail, not much of a noserider. You get the picture. The dilemma: buy it back for maybe a hundred or so bucks, spend some dough on it to get it watertight and...maybe...surf it? I have a full quiver now, plenty of boards and needing to thin out the overlap, and I don't know if my son—who is four—would really care one way or the other if I gave it to him one day. The Velzy, sure—that just looks like a relic—but just wondering how you feel about old boards. If it were, say, a Jacobs 60's board or Hynson Red Fin or something I'd be all over it again...but this...well...it's from the 90s. So what would you do?