Skateboard deck used by Mimi Knoop at the 2004 X-Games

Description (Brief)
Laminated wood skateboard deck with black glitter grip tape on the entire deck surface and a "Virginia is for Lovers" bumper sticker affixed to one end used by pro skater Mimi Knoop during her first X-Games in 2004. Knoop, an east coast native, hence the “Virginia is For Lovers” sticker on her board, turned pro in 2003 after moving to California. Since that time she has one five X-Games medals and many pool competitions. Knoop is a strong advocate for women skaters and is the co-founder of the Action Sports Alliance. The Alliance worked to level the playing field for women in skateboarding, providing competitive prize money and TV time for the pro women skaters at the 2009 X-Games. Her ‘hoopla skateboard’ brand is geared toward girls and women continuing Knoop’s philosophy of strengthening skateboarding for future generations of girl skaters.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
skateboard deck
user
Knoop, Mimi
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 31 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 80.01 cm x 20.955 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
2013.0187.01
accession number
2013.0187
catalog number
2013.0187.01
subject
skateboarding
Sports
X-Games
Sports & Leisure
Skateboarding
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Skateboarding
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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