Skateboard used by professional skateboarder Jaime Reyes

Skateboard used by professional skateboarder Jaime Reyes

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Skateboard used by professional skateboarder Jaime Reyes.
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
skateboard
date made
1990s
user
Reyes, Jaime
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
ID Number
2018.0217.01
accession number
2018.0217
catalog number
2018.0217.01
subject
skateboarding
Professional
Women
Asian Pacific Americans
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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