The history of skateboard shapes - Parts 1 & 2 - Sidewalk Skateboarding

Skateboarding news, videos and photos from Sidewalk Skateboarding Magazine.

Share

News

The history of skateboard shapes – Parts 1 & 2

From 2x4's to the popsicle: a potted history of skateboard shapes

The history of skateboard shapes – Parts 1 & 2

Excellent little historical insight into the history of skateboards shapes here courtesy of Mackenzie Eisenhour of TWS Skate. No pretense is being made about this being an exhaustive history of every tiny evolution of the skateboard shape, but it’s still an interesting whirlwind tour from the 2×4 with rollerskates nailed on, to Makaha owner Larry Stevenson’s invention of the kicktail in the 1960’s, through some of the largely pointless experiments of the 80’s and up to the present day mixture of the standard popsicle shape and the shaped board renaissance led by Welcome skateboards that currently dominates the market.

As we say – this is a whistlestop tour of the history of skateboards shapes and there is plenty that isn’t covered but none the less, it’s well put together and interesting to watch.
Go peep and be glad you’re not trying to learn ollies on a Walker Nightmare.


Share

Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.

production