Mark Lake's "Nightmare" deck

Description (Brief)
Mark Lake designed this iconic Nightmare board with notches on the front so when doing certain tricks the board wouldn't slip out of his sweaty hands. He added notches in the tail to hook the front of your foot or heel to pull the board along when doing "slides." Lake began his pro skateboarding career at 19 with his first pro model deck by Flite Skateboards. In 1985 he began skating for Walker skateboards where he designed this unique 'Nightmare' board and in 1987 left to create his own company, Lake Skateboards. He has been competing throughout the country for the past 35 years.
Currently not on view
Object Name
deck, skateboard
date made
Lake, Mark
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 30 in x 10 1/4 in x 1 in; 76.2 cm x 26.035 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
accession number
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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