Powell Quicksilver skateboard designed by George Powell and used by Stacy Peralta

Description (Brief)
The Powell Quicksilver skateboard has as a hard rock maple core, laminated with aluminum. The aluminum Tracker trucks were designed by Larry Balma and the yellow polyurethane wheels were a Powell design. George Powell designed and manufactured this board which was used by Stacy Peralta, a pro skateboarder in 1977. The Quicksilver was the first deck Powell made and was a successful design, but the rapid changing market made it "out of style" less than a year after it was introduced. According to Powell, "the quicksilver utilizes very high strength 7000 series aluminum alloy skins very low elongation, epoxied to hard maple cores to achieve the best strength to weight ratio. The result was a deck that turned quicker than a fiber flex, and was a little stronger and less resistant to breaking."
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Peralta, Stacy
Powell, George
Physical Description
black (overall color)
gray (overall color)
red (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
aluminum (overall material)
urethane (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 4 in x 6 1/2 in x 28 3/4 in; 10.16 cm x 16.51 cm x 73.025 cm
place made
United States: California, Santa Barbara
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Sports & Leisure
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Powell Corporation thru Mr. George Powell, President
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