Tony Hawk's first skateboard

Description (Brief)
The Bahne skateboard shown here has red Stoker urethane wheels on metal trucks that have been raised by wooden blocks affixed between the bottom of the board and the truck. This deck belonged to Steve Hawk, older sibling to Tony Hawk. Steve gave this board to Tony in 1977 and it was the first board Tony learned to ride. Tony attached the wooden blocks to the bottom to give him greater clearance in order to make turns and tricks smoother. Tony Hawk began competing at age 12 and turned pro at 14. An innovative vert skater, Hawk competed in over 100 competitions before he was 25 and was the first to land a 900 in competition. Hawk retired in 1999 but continues to skate in exhibitions and demos. In that same year, Hawk created ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ video game franchise which became one of the most popular video games in history. The Tony Hawk Foundation has funded over $5 million to over 550 skate park projects throughout the world.
Location
Currently not on view
user
Hawk, Tony
Hawk, Steve
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
urethane (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in x 25 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 14.605 cm x 64.77 cm
ID Number
2013.0166.01
accession number
2013.0166
catalog number
2013.0166.01
subject
skateboarding
Sports
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Skateboarding
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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