Send info about your event to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want it listed.
- This event has passed.
Roller Derby Skate board – First mass produced Skateboard
Some say the Roller Derby Skateboard was released already 1959, but according Jim Scheller, Roller Derby vice-president that began working for the company in 1957, keep saying that their board was first out in 1963.
See Google Books: he Skateboard: The Good, the Rad, and the Gnarly: An Illustrated History and longboarderlabs.com: What was the first commercially produced skateboard?.
Roller Derby Skate Company’s “Skate Board” was made from wood, with a rounded tip on one end and modified roller-skate steel wheels attached on the other end. It didn’t have concave forms and no grip as well. Just a shiny red paint all over it. It was made in Roller Derby Skate Company’s La Mirada, CA factory.
The Roller Derby Skateboard company was owned and operated by Barry Jacobs.