Skateboard used by professional skateboarder Jaime Reyes

Description (Brief):

Skatedeck used by professional skateboarder Jaime Reyes.

Description (Brief)

Reyes is one of the pioneering women of 90s street skating and only one of three women ever to appear on the cover of Thrasher magazine. She grew up in Hawaii skating A’Ala Park, an old roller derby rink before skateboarders showed up. Skating in the X-Games in the mid-90s she was one of three women competitors earning only a portion of what the male skaters were taking home. She turned pro in 1993 skating for Real but moved to New York City and began skating for Rookie Skateboards in the late 90s. Reyes has had her own shoe line and many different sponsors over the years but after 9/11, skating in New York City was suffering and Reyes lost many of her sponsors. She quit skating in 2009 after her father passed away although she has picked it back up in the last few years and is skating everyday.

Date Made: 1990s

User: Reyes, Jaime

Name Of Sport: skateboardingLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalWeb Subject: WomenAsian Pacific Americans


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Exhibition: Entertainment Nation

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2018.0217.01Accession Number: 2018.0217Catalog Number: 2018.0217.01

Object Name: skateboardskatedeck

Physical Description: paint (overall material)wood, ash (overall material)Measurements: overall: 31 in x 7 1/2 in x 2 in; 78.74 cm x 19.05 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_1900853

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