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Skateboard History at the Smithsonian Museum

Skateboard History at the Smithsonian Museum

Last month’s Go Skateboarding Day actually took up an entire weekend at the renowned Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. thanks to Innoskate–a public festival that celebrates the innovative spirit of skateboard culture. The gathering featured several organized panels about different skateboard centric topics. One of which, commandeered by skateboard scientist, Paul Schmitt, discussed the technological evolution of skateboard decks from the 1960’s on into the 1990’s. Riders Chris Haslam and Kyle Berard were also on hand to demonstrate how the different decks performed on a mini ramp. The crew showed visitors firsthand how the evolving deck allowed for evolving tricks.

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