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FROM WAVE TO STREET

HISTORY OF THE BOARD

2x2
1950s

THE 2x2

What’s simpler than putting some wheels on a wooden plank? That’s the beauty of this MVP design for a brand new sport.

banana-board
1970s

BANANA BOARD

This yellow staple of sidewalk surfing may be a minimal construction of plastic, but it’s effective at cruising the rider through town.

the-coffin
LATE 1980s

THE COFFIN

This iteration was made popular by punk bands and highlights the blend of culture between skating and music.

sidewalk-surfer
1960s

SIDEWALK SURFER

Surfers began moving off the waves onto the streets. The feeling of carving a monster wave was no longer limited to the sea.

wideboard
LATE 1970s

WIDEBOARD

The art of carving pools and bowls was on the rise and required a wider board for more stability and less overhang of the rider’s feet.

double-tail
19689

DOUBLE TAIL

The double tail offered endless possibilities for the art of skateboarding and paved the way for the evolution of street skating.

kicktail
1969

KICKTAIL

Larry Stevenson paved the way for the modern sport of skateboarding when he introduced the kicktail design to the scene.

hummerhead
MID 1980s

HUMMERHEAD

One of the most iconic pro models invented by Christian Hosoi. The unique cutouts optimize the board for grab tricks on vert.

popsicle-stick
1990s

POPSICLE STICK

The functional and uniform shape had a huge impact on the technical side of the sport and became the standard in deck design.

1950s

THE 2x2

What’s simpler than putting some wheels on a wooden plank? That’s the beauty of this MVP design for a brand new sport.

1970s

BANANA BOARD

This yellow staple of sidewalk surfing may be a minimal construction of plastic, but it’s effective at cruising the rider through town.

LATE 1980s

THE COFFIN

This iteration was made popular by punk bands and highlights the blend of culture between skating and music.

1960s

SIDEWALK SURFER

Surfers began moving off the waves onto the streets. The feeling of carving a monster wave was no longer limited to the sea.

LATE 1970s

WIDEBOARD

The art of carving pools and bowls was on the rise and required a wider board for more stability and less overhang of the rider’s feet.

19689

DOUBLE TAIL

The double tail offered endless possibilities for the art of skateboarding and paved the way for the evolution of street skating.

1969

KICKTAIL

Larry Stevenson paved the way for the modern sport of skateboarding when he introduced the kicktail design to the scene.

MID 1980s

HUMMERHEAD

One of the most iconic pro models invented by Christian Hosoi. The unique cutouts optimize the board for grab tricks on vert.

1990s

POPSICLE STICK

The functional and uniform shape had a huge impact on the technical side of the sport and became the standard in deck design.

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