Schmitt Stix skateboard deck

Description (Brief)
This wood laminate Schmitt Stix skateboard deck was designed by Paul Schmitt. Schmitt, President of PS Stix, Inc., CreateASkate.org and The New Deal Skateboard Products, Inc. owns and operates one of the largest and most successful skateboard manufacturing companies in the United States and is known in the industry as 'Professor Schmitt’. For almost 30 years Schmitt’s companies have been considered an innovative leader in the design and the manufacture of high quality skateboards. Schmitt has been involved with many different brands throughout the skate world including Schmitt Stix, the New Deal and Element. His CreateASkate.org program started in 2004 and teaches kids from 5th to 12th grade how to build a skateboard while learning about math, science, physics and chemistry. The kids don’t even realize they are learning, they just know they walk away with a cool skateboard that they designed. Schmitt, a skater himself works with skaters and industry leaders to constantly transform the sport and is one of the most respected innovators in the skate industry.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
deck, skateboard
maker
Schmitt, Paul
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30 in x 9 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 76.2 cm x 24.13 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
2013.0224.06
accession number
2013.0224
catalog number
2013.0224.06
subject
skateboarding
Sports
Manufacturing
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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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