“So the size and shape of the skateboard has been fluid, changing to fit the needs and demands of the riders, reflecting the changing interests and styles of skaters out on the street. Many former pro riders have gone into the design and production of skateboards; perhaps that is why skateboard manufacturers are so attuned to the needs of skaters.”
Okay, so we don’t actually manufacture planks (or decks, as we call ‘em) here at Sparky Firepants Skate & Shirt. We’re happy to take someone else’s beautifully designed deck and use it as our canvas. Still, it’s pretty fascinating to read about the science and history behind skateboard design.
Check out San Francisco-based Exploratorium: Skateboard Science and read about how boards have changed over the years. And, I have to ask: what is that dude wearing on his head?