Tracker Fultrack skateboard truck, 1975

Tracker Fultrack skateboard truck, 1975

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Description (Brief)
Metal skateboard truck with rubber gasket shock absorbers and a square metal base to attach to a skateboard deck. According to the donor, Larry Balma, "The Tracker Fultrack was 4-1/2" wide, extreme for the time, cast of heat treated aluminum, strong and stable. Tracker established the 4-hole mounting pattern, fixed kingpins, aircraft quality materials and hardware. Trackers are the introduction of the "Modern Skateboard Truck," an evolutionary step in skateboard design. The Tracker Fultrack was the first truck in history made specifically for skateboarding by skateboarders to incorporate high quality, performance and strength." Tracker Trucks was founded in 1974 by Dave Dominy, Larry Balma and Gary Dodd, friends from North San Diego County who began skating at La Costa, a newly built upscale neighborhood that would become the first free downhill skatepark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
truck, skateboard
skateboard truck
date made
1975
maker
Tracker Trucks
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 7 in x 3 in; 5.08 cm x 17.78 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
2015.0239.01
accession number
2015.0239
catalog number
2015.0239.01
subject
Sports
skateboarding
Invention
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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