Now I am really going to date myself (as if the photograph of me with the painting does not already do that) by writing about my first experience with skateboarding. I lived on a hill in a neighborhood of hills and for fun we made coaster wagons or cars and coasted down the hills. Some of us would
Major Problem With Metal Wheels
Skateboard Wheels Technology Catches Up
Slowly technology caught up to us with the invention of clay wheels. This was a big improvement. But we were still coasting the hills and if you hit rocks or the manhole covers the clay wheels shattered which led to more scrapes and bruises.