The World's Largest Skateboard (Complete With Video)

This time I want to write a light topic. Based on my passion about something unique, if you read my previous hubs you can find my several hubs have unique topic. The largest or the biggest are something easy to remember. From this hub I’ll write about skateboard. This isn’t common skateboard. But we can called this the world’s largest skateboard or the monster of skateboard. From the picture and the video we can see the comparison of the common skateboard and the world's largest skateboard. But let me reviewing a little about skateboard. Please keep on reading…..

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What is skateboard?

I think most of us know this stuff. Skateboard is a board with wheels that is ridden in a standing or crouching position and propelled by foot. Another meaning of skateboard is a piece of wood in the shape of a surfboard with four wheels attached to this board with a single person rides the skateboard and guiding the movement with his feet. Skateboard itself contain three parts, like:

  • The deck is the actual board. It has special material like maple ply are dyed to create various different color. The size of this deck is about 32 inches (81.3 cm) long, 8 inches (20.3 cm) wide, 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) thick.
  • The truck is a component usually made of metal that holds the wheels to the deck. It use two metal, usually made by aluminum alloy which connect to the wheels and deck.
  • Skateboard wheels. It usually made of polyurethane The smaller size is 48–54 mm and the larger size is 54–85 mm.

Other parts are Grip tape, Bearings, and Hardware. Since skateboards first came into widespread use in the 1960s. From the history of skateboard, the first prototypes was used simple wooden boards with roller-skate wheels attached. Skateboards were mass produced and sold in the whole of United States in the mid-1980s. But now we can find electric skateboard by using an electric battery. But technology like this can reduce the "soul" and the true meaning of skateboard.

How do we use skateboard? It looks so simple, just pushing with one foot while the other remains on the board. But personally, I can’t ride the skateboard like others who expert in use this. I just amazed with someone who can play this board very well. They use beautiful style, even looks difficult to be practiced by common people. If we talk about style, actually there are various styles of riding a skateboard. Like: Freestyle Skateboarding, Vertical Skateboarding, Transition Skateboarding, Street Skateboarding, Park Skateboarding, Cruising, Technical Flatground Skateboarding, Downhill Skateboarding, Big Air Skateboarding.

Skateboarding styles

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A little about California Skateparks

California Skateparks or CA Skateparks is the largest and most of people said that this is most notable skate park and action sports facility builder and designer in the world. It was founded in 1989, based in Upland (California). CA Skateparks itself is part of a larger group of companies, including CA Ramp Works and California Landscape & Design Inc. All these companies owned by founder Joe Ciaglia Jr. CA skateparks designed and built Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory. Joe Ciaglia is the CEO of the California Skaterparks.

Who is Joe Ciaglia?

Joe is the founder& President/CEO of California Skateparks. He has been a leading business owner for 30 years (commercial, residential, and Public Works Construction). He has a lot of experience in business. Such as: owner and operator of seven Corporate Business Units, holds Contractors License in 13 States, World Leading & Most Respected Expert Skate Park (Action Sports Facility Designer or Builder), expert in Project Management (Corporate Finance, Estimating / Budgeting), more than $150 Million in Completed Projects (including $300 Million in Project Bids), Expert in (Design / Build Construction, Municipal Building Code, Specialty Concrete Construction, Horticulture Knowledge). He has a lot of experience in Real Estate & Property Management. Joe has built nearly 200 projects in 40 states. Joe is a humble person, a husband and father of two children and enjoys outdoor activities. He has a big dream in making the world’s largest skateboard. And now the dream has come true.

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The world’s largest Skateboard

A new sensation has been created by Joe Ciaglia. This is the world’s largest skateboard. The skateboard was brought by the California skateparks to Camp Woodward in Pennsylvania, the largest skateboard in the world like a conventional skateboard but has the capacity to accommodate a dozen people together. One afternoon, campers and staff took the enormous skateboard out for a ride. One of the craziest things is Joe Ciaglia as the California Skateparks owner decided to take his creation for a solo ride.

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Joe said that he can build whatever you dream up, even it sound ridiculous, like the world’s largest skateboard. This skateboard is 12.5-times bigger than common deck to set a Guinness Book of World’s Record. With the simple purpose to get a little fun on the skateboard and get some runs in. So he and the team tested it out on a couple of hills earlier. The result is they had some success that looks so much fun. Until they found a bigger hill and the skateboard ran faster. The board was made entirely of real skateboard parts except for the wheels. From the video we can see as 10 men take it for a test run. But the biggest skateboard ride will end on a pleasant taste. Please enjoy the video below!

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molometer 5 years ago

I gotta get me one of these.

Excellent idea to save fuel lol

Shared and voted up funny


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, molometer. Thank you so much for coming and share your thought about this topic. I hope you entertained with this information. Have a good day! ~prasetio


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, pras, I want a go on this! lol it looks great fun!

you find the funniest things! rated up! cheers nell


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Now that, Pras, is what I cal a BIG skateboard. It looks like there is no problem going downhill using the force of gravity, but steering it seems to present a bit of a problem. And falling off of it, one could break a bone or two.

Thanks for this interesting news. What will Joe think of next? Better still, what will Pras think of next? :)


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

hi pras i always visit your hubs expecting some wonderful and extraordinary things and you always keep up to the expectations!! that’s a wonderful hub and such an unbelievably gigantic skateboard!!

carrie


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

I might do better on one this size!


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I skated with awe at this behemoth...thanks for sharing Pras.;)


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

up, useful, awesome, and interesting article as usual. Very good job. California is known for their skaters. I have always enjoyed how you travel the world in your hubs, from one culture to the next. That is not the easiest thing to do. Prasetio, I loved the youtube clip. Classic:) Great article.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Hello Pras, Another funtastic hub. You find all the goodies and we love you for it. Thank you..


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Nell for coming and commenting to this hub. I hope you entertained with this information. I have the same feeling with you and personally I want to ride this skateboard. Cheers.... ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, drbj. Thank you very much for stopping by and share your thought about this skateboard. I never think about the danger behind this skateboard. It just sliding but out of control. I don't know what will Joe think of next. But I will give more surprise for my next hub. Just wait and see. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Carrie. Thank you so much for your appreciation to this hub. I hope you always enjoy my hubs and I will do the best next. Your comment really appreciated here. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Pop. Nice to see you here. I hope you enjoy this information. Let's ride this together. There are a lot of space here. Have a nice day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Mentalist Acer. I hope you always entertained with all my hubs, including this one. Take care! ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, thelyricwriter. Thank you so much for coming to this hub and your compliment to me. I hope I can do the best in sharing useful information for us. The most important thing of writing is how to make the readers enjoy the content. I hope I can visit California and see the skateboard community one day, especially for California Skateparks. Cheers.... ~prasetio


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anglnwu 5 years ago

I would really like to get on that giant skateboard and go for a ride--looks like a ton of fun on your pictures. Joe Ciaglia is amazing. Your hub is wonderful, as usual and I'm rating it up and up.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Ruby. Good to see you again and I know that you love this information. Thank you very much. ~prasetio


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Accelerated and Exilerated Prasetio! Vote er up!


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

This is interesting.I have noticed the popularity of these boards.A lot of tennis courts are now converted to skat board parks.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, anglnwu. Thank you so much for coming and give your appreciation to this hub. I have the same idea you about Joe. He was very talented and filled with great idea. I love your vote as always. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, Alastar Packer. I love your comment. I am glad you enjoy this information. Let's play together. Cheers...

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, Alastar Packer. I love your comment. I am glad you enjoy this information. Let's play together. Cheers...

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, dahoglund. Nice to see you again. Thanks for stopping by and share about how tennis court had changed into skateboard parks, really. From your report I know how this game has good popularity. I hope you always healthy...amen. Take care! ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, dahoglund. Nice to see you again. Thanks for stopping by and share about how tennis court had changed into skateboard parks, really. From your report I know how this game has good popularity. I hope you always healthy...amen. Take care! ~prasetio


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stephaniedas 5 years ago from Miami, US

Oh my goodness! This is incredible! The things we live to see!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

I'm too old to start skate boarding but if I could ride on one like this one...the world's largest, I might be tempted. You always come up with unique and interesting hubs! Votes up!!!


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What a crazy idea! I had no idea that such a thing existed. Thanks for sharing!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, stephaniedas. I am glad you love this hub. Good to see you again. Take care! ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Peggy. I am glad to see you here. I know that this wasn't good for elderly. But I hope you enjoy all information, the picture and the video about the world's largest skateboard. Have a nice weekend.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, randomcreative. I hope you enjoy this hub. From this information we can see a craziest idea from the very talented person who are leading a big company. Take care!


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

My son used to love skateboarding before he got hooked on skiing. I used to worry he would become seriously injured with all of the jumps and tricks they would do; but it still looked like great fun. Up and interesting. :-)


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Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

This giant skateboard looks insane. I would love to ride on it! haha


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GPAGE 5 years ago from California

PRASETIO! HOW ARE YOU? I have been really busy....ANYWAY, stopped by to say "hello" and to let you know I showed my son this. His eyes brightened! We have a really cool skate park near our home. A lot of the town kids hang out there.....

Always enjoy your stories of strange and different things and places!!!! Best, G


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Genna East. Thank you so much for coming to this hub and I am glad you share about your son who love skateboarding. I have the same feeling with you when I saw skateboarder do some difficult style. But I believe that your son love this sport. Have a nice weekend!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, Om Paramapoonya. Welcome aboard! Let's ride this boards together. It seems so enjoyable. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

HI, Gina. Nice to see you here. I am fine, thanks. I know that you are very busy. But in your busy time, you still have time to visit this hub and say "Hello". I am so happy to know that your son love this hub and you have own skate park near your home. I believe that many kids love to play this boards in this place. I am proud to present this hub and you still enjoy reading my hubs. My friend, keep your health! Cheers...

Prasetio


Derdriu 5 years ago

Prasetio30: It is quite an accomplishment to so size up the skateboard. It is helpful to have the history of the board and the parks. The video tells quite a story of a fun ride which needs soft landings and some sort of steering.

Thank you for sharing this Guiness Book of Records feat, voted up, etc.,

Derdriu


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Derdriu. Good to see you again. Thanks for your big appreciation to this information. I am glad to know that you entertained with the video above. I agree with you about soft landing. Your vote really appreciated. Take care!

Prasetio


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia

Wow, Prasetio, this is another fascinating hub you've produced! Enjoyed the read and voted up.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Habee. Good to see you here. I hope you enjoy this information. I'll always love your vote. Cheers....


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi prasetio

All your hubs are great but I think this one is the coolest.

Voted up, up and away!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Sueswan. Thank you very much for coming and your compliment to my hub. I'll give the best for us. Cheers..

Prasetio


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi prasetio, the kids make skateboarding look so easy, I had a go on my grandsons and couldn't believe how difficult it was to control and steer it!

The giant skateboard just looks amazing!

A great hub as always, voting up thank you, best wishes MM


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, MM. Thank you so much for coming and share your appreciation to skateboard. Wow...I thought your grandson has a good skill in riding skateboard. I really appreciate your vote. Have a nice weekend!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Andrew. Thank you very much for coming. I am glad you love this hub. I'll take a look your link. Take care!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Hi Pras,

This was awesome. I want the big skateboard to take a "trip" with the entire family. Ha!

Sharyn


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Sharyn's for coming to this hub. I thought this skate is large enough for your family. Let's ride together. I hope you enjoy this information. Cheers...

Prasetio


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Great Hub. Big Skateboard, and fun to watch. God Bless You, And Your Wonderful Family.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, stars439. I hope you enjoy this information as something refreshing our mind. Thanks for coming. Have a nice weekend.

Prasetio


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Came back to revisit this hub and I'll just add that this looks like it would be fun. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face this morning.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Peggy. I am glad you enjoy this hub and I am happy to see you too. Take care!

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