Shaggo Skateboard

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Description (Brief)
The Shaggo skateboard shown here was made by Strand skateboards and is made of wood laminate with layers of blue, gray and blond colored wood but it is the top surface of the Shaggo that makes it unique. The top of the board is covered with black, pink, white and silver shag carpet. The donor, Jeff Atkinson, is the maker of the board and found that carpet lessens vibration and makes for a smoother ride. This is marketed to younger riders that have a more recreational use in mind as the added weight and texture would weigh down the more serious competitive skater.
Location
Currently not on view
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Skateboarding
Sports & Leisure
2012
ID Number
2013.0010.01
accession number
2013.0010
catalog number
2013.0010.01
inventor
Atkinson, Jeff
subject
skateboarding
Sports
recreational
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
urethane (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in x 5 in; 72.39 cm x 21.59 cm x 12.7 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
skateboard