Who Invented The Skateboard?


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Akshay Kalbag Profile
Akshay Kalbag answered
The word skateboard is defined as narrow platform with wheels which is used for the activity of skateboarding. It is not clear as to who invented the skateboard or the exact date of its invention, but several ideas came up during the 1940's and the 1950's, which led to the invention of the skateboard. In the 1940's and the 1950's, children participated in soap box derbies. In these races, they would race soap-boxes which they would attach to wooden planks on the wheels of roller-skates. Over a period of time, the soap boxes would get detached from the wooden planks and the riders would be left with skateboards.

The initial skateboards, in fact, were made by using a roller-skate apart and attaching it to a two-by-four. In the early days of skateboarding, the skateboards were used as a substitute by surfers when the waves were low. The first mass produced models of skateboards appeared in the 1960's, but they have evolved a lot since then.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Thomas Welsh was the first to get a patent for a steerable skateboard but not necessary the first to make one because back in the late 1940s, it was common when someone either lost or broke one of a pair of steel wheeled "sidewalk" roller skates, we would take the "good" one, separate the front and rear halves, and attach them to the bottom of a 1x4 plank about 18 to 24 inches long, in effect making a skateboard. Since the front wheel set on the skate was steerable, the the kluged skateboard was also steerable.
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Penny Kay answered
The actual inventor of the first skateboaard is unknown, but they are believed to be a products of the box racers, that children built, and raced.Skateboards were first marketed in 1958 by Bill and Mark Richards of Dana Point, California.
Muddassar Memon Profile
Muddassar Memon answered
A skateboard basically is thin wheeled platform mostly used for the action of skateboarding. The precise date of the creation of the skate board is till date not know but is believed that it took place anywhere between the year 1957 and 1958.

The initial skateboard was designed by Michael Savage who was just about eight years old staying in 102 Calle De Arboles, Redondo Beach, California requested his mother Alice Savage to create a soap-box. After attaching the skate wheels to the board Mike road the board around his garage and instructed his mother not to fix the soap box to it, and hence the Skate Board was invented.

A skateboard mainly comprises of parts like deck, wheels, trucks, bearings and mountain hardware. Other components can be added depending on personal choice.

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