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…..
Please, see the comparison below!
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.
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.
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.
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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