1960 - Roller Derby Complete with Steel Wheels

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1960 - Roller Derby Complete with Steel Wheels

160.00

Your chance to own a piece of surf and skate history. In great condition to be looked after, displayed and loved. 


1958: The skateboard is made from roller skates attached to a board. This is really where it all starts. As surfing becomes more popular, skating becomes a way to surf when there are no waves—"sidewalk surfing." 1959: "Roller Derby" mass produces a skateboard with metal wheels.

Roller Derby made this skateboard in their La Mirada, CA factory, and it was available nationwide at Roller Derby arenas in 1959,[1] and then in Thrifty Drugstores and Sears, Roebuck and Co. as the "Roller Derby Skate Board" in 1960. It was very similar to the first commercially available skateboard; the red, flat, straight-sided, steel-wheeled "Bun Board" which had been made and sold in Hermosa Beach by Alf Jensen since 1957. 

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