Mark Lake's "Nightmare" deck

Description (Brief):

Mark Lake designed this iconic Nightmare board with notches on the front so when doing certain tricks the board wouldn't slip out of his sweaty hands. He added notches in the tail to hook the front of your foot or heel to pull the board along when doing "slides." 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 this 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: 1985

User: Lake, Mark

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Sports, skateboarding, Professional

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure, Skateboarding, Sports & Leisure


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2011.0092.04Accession Number: 2011.0092Catalog Number: 2011.0092.04

Object Name: deck, skateboardskatedeckskate deck

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 30 in x 10 1/4 in x 1 in; 76.2 cm x 26.035 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_1404936

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