Logan Earth Ski team shirt worn by Robin Alaway, 1976

Description (Brief):

Red, long sleeve, cotton t-shirt with white lettering above the front pocket, "LOGAN EARTH [/] SKI [/] TEAM." The same white lettering is down each sleeve and across the back of the shirt. This was a team shirt for the Logan Earth Ski skate team worn by Robin Alaway in 1976.

Description (Brief)

Logan, Earth, Ski began with Bruce Logan who started skating in 1959 at the age of 8 with his older brother Brian. They created a skateboarding club, The South Bay Skateboard Club with a few other skaters and had t-shirts and jackets printed but no sponsors. When skateboarding began to take off in 1964 the Logan boys got an official sponsor through the Bing Surfboard shop located down the street from their house. They changed their club name to the Bing Skateboard team and began competing locally. They were featured on Surf's Up with Stan Richards which was the first time skateboarding was shown on television. They earned second place behind the Hobie team on the live show and didn’t lose a team competition after that. Bruce went on to compete and from 1965 to 1975 winning most every freestyle competition that he entered along with many slalom events. The Logans went on to start the family business of Logan Earth Ski, creating its own skate team which included some of the top skaters of the era including Jay Adams, Laura Thornhill, Tony Alva and, of course, the Logan family. Brian, the oldest brother retired from skating and runs the business while the rest of the family continues to skate

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: skateboarding, Professional, Women

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2019.0196.01Accession Number: 2019.0196Catalog Number: 2019.0196.01

Object Name: shirt, skateboardingshirt

Physical Description: fabric, cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 24 in x 16 in; 60.96 cm x 40.64 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-ab05-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1954252

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