Skateboard helmet worn by Mark Lake

Description (Brief):

Helmet worn by the donor, Mark Lake, at the Surf Expo, 80s competition in Orlando, Florida in 2011. Lake began his pro skateboarding career at 19 with his first pro model deck by Flite Skateboards. In 1985 he began skating for Walker skateboards where he designed his unique 'Nightmare' board and in 1987 left to create his own company, Lake Skateboards. He has been competing throughout the country for the past 35 years.

Date Made: 2011

User: Lake, Mark

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: SportsName Of Sport: skateboardingLevel Of Sport: Professional


See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2011.0092.01Accession Number: 2011.0092Catalog Number: 2011.0092.01

Object Name: skateboard helmethelmet, skateboarding

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)nylon (overall material)foam (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 1/2 in x 12 in x 5 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 30.48 cm x 13.97 cm


Record Id: nmah_1404931

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.