Skateboard used by Dylan Smith in a 'Push To Remember - Skateboarding Across America to End Alzheimer's'

Description (Brief)
Rayne Limited Edition long board ridden by Dylan Smith in the “Push To Remember - Skateboarding Across America to End Alzheimer's” tour which began in California and ended in New York City. This event was to honor Jack Smith's father who passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2012. Jack Smith began skating in 1974 and entered his first contest, the Bahne-Cadillac/Del Mar Nationals, in 1975. On a whim the next year, he and a few friends decided to skate across the country and he has made the trip three other times since. It took only 26 days in 1984 and in 2003 he skated again but this time for a cause, “Skateboarding Across America on Board for Lowe Syndrome.” Smith’s son was diagnosed with this genetic disease and passed away in 2003 so to raise awareness he and three friends took a month to make the trip. The fourth trip across the country took place in 2013 with his son, Dylan and a few other skateboarding devotees. “Skateboarding Across America to End Alzheimer’s” was to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s which Smith’s father had passed away from that May. Smith still skates today and, with his wife, currently runs the Morro Bay Skate museum in Morro Bay, California.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
skateboard
date made
2013
user
Smith, Dylan
Physical Description
fiberglass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
urethane (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 41 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in x 10 3/4 in; 105.41 cm x 23.495 cm x 27.305 cm
ID Number
2013.0161.02
accession number
2013.0161
catalog number
2013.0161.02
subject
skateboarding
Sports
Amateur
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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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