Bruce Logan model skateboard deck

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Description (Brief)
This is an original 1970s release of the Logan Earth Ski, Bruce Logan World Pro Champion model. Bruce Logan began skating in 1959 at the age of 8 with his older brother Brian. They created a skateboarding club, The South Bay Skateboard Club with a few other skaters and had t-shirts and jackets printed but no sponsors. When skateboarding began to take off in 1964 the Logan boys got an official sponsor through the Bing Surfboard shop located down the street from their house. They changed their club name to the Bing Skateboard team and began competing locally. They were featured on Surf's Up with Stan Richards which was the first time skateboarding was shown on television. They earned second place behind the Hobie team on the live show and didn’t lose a team competition after that. Bruce went on to compete and from 1965 to 1975 winning most every freestyle competition that he entered along with many slalom events. The Logans went on to start the family business of Logan Earth Ski, creating its own skate team which included some of the top skaters of the era including Jay Adams, Laura Thornhill, Tony Alva and, of course, the Logan family. Brian, the oldest brother retired from skating and runs the business while the rest of the family continues to skate.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 29 in x 7 in x 1 in; 73.66 cm x 17.78 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
2013.0186.02
accession number
2013.0186
catalog number
2013.0186.02
subject
skateboarding
Sports
Professional
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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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