You know the old expression about re-inventing the wheel? Well, someone should coin it again, but about the skateboard.
Yes they have evolved a bit, but there’s a good reason why the basic form – a wooden deck with two trucks and four wheels – has remained pretty much unchanged for more than five decades. Because it works.
There’s a good reason why the basic form of a skateboard has remained unchanged for more than five decades. Because it works.
None of this of course has stopped people from having a go at “improving” it from time to time, with occasionally hilarious results.
Here are 10 fantastically misguided attempts to fix something that wasn’t broken in the first place…