THE NEED FOR SPEED EVENT IS COMING!!
The skateboard is a natural for a downhill speed run. Early skateboards had primitive roller skate wheels and trucks that were almost impossible to control at speeds over 15mph. The early 70’s brought polyurethane wheels with precision bearings and wide track skateboard trucks. The urethane wheels rolled easily over rough or smooth pavement. The sealed precision ball bearings added speed and the wide skateboard trucks added stability. This combination made downhill speed runs possible.
The Signal Hill races held from ’75 to ‘78 led to innovations in skate equipment that helped advance the sport of Skateboarding in all disciplines. Need for Speed chronicles some of the early races and colorful skaters and the equipment evolution and a brief sample of downhill skateboards up to the present day.
Please come and Join Us on Saturday July 28th from 7-10PM and Meet some of Skateboarding's Legendary DownHill Racers!!
California Surf Museum 312 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 721-6876
Proud to have a few of my items in the show. I was one of only a few women skateboarders that rode downhill.
My flyaway helmet and my downhill skateboard. Minus the original Independent Suspension Trucks I had on it which I gave back to Fausto and crew since their were only a handful and they cost $200.00 for one truck BITD.