California Free Former Skate Deck

California Free Former Skate Deck

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Description (Brief)
California Free Former Skate Deck known as the "banana board" is yellow plastic and shaped like a banana with a pointed nose and kick tail. Intervaled underside. Represents an attempt to explore better skate deck materials by replacing the basic wood deck with plastic. The addition of the kick tail in the back of the board enabled the skater to 'kick turn,' or push the skate deck's nose up in the air and turn quikly onthe back wheels. This move esential for taking a skateboard from the street to the pool and half pipe.
Currently not on view
Object Name
skate deck
date made
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
overall: 23 13/32 in x 5 19/32 in x 2 13/32 in; 59.436 cm x 14.224 cm x 6.096 cm
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
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National Museum of American History
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