Skateboard used by two generations of Conner family skaters

Skateboard used by two generations of Conner family skaters

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Chris Strople model, Caster skateboard with yellow Yo-Yo Pro wheels and Tracker trucks, black grip tape with CASTER cutout on top surface. The board is maple laminate with built up kicktail. This board was bought by skater William Conner, Jr. for his dad, William Sr. for Father's Day in the mid 1970s. Conner was a skater for B&L Skateboard Shop in Norfolk, VA and his father started skating at age 53 when Conner had taken an interest. William Sr. built his own board and started riding with his son but after turning pro, Conner Jr. decided to buy a 'real' skateboard for his dad. This Caster Pro Model was used by his father and eventually by WIlliam Jr.'s son Jack, who learned to ride on it.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
skateboard
user
Conner, Jack L.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
urethane (overall material)
griptape (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 7 1/4 in x 28 in; 10.16 cm x 18.415 cm x 71.12 cm
ID Number
2019.0249.01
accession number
2019.0249
catalog number
2019.0249.01
Credit Line
Jack L. Conner and William A. Conner, Jr.
subject
skateboarding
recreational
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National Museum of American History
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