Patents & Inventions

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Tom Pahk went beyond the norm to create a new skateboard shape. He wasn't satisfied there, though; he wanted a better truck design as well. The trucks are designed to pivot with a torsion-bar type of spring suspension.

Jeff Teague's skateboard has a special four-wheel truck on the rear. The truck is designed so the board has a different turning axis when it is level than when it is in the middle of a kick-turn. The design would give stability of a downhill speed board with the quick reaction (when the rider was doing a tail wheelie) of the best skatepark and bowl riding board.

Patents: Courtesy U.S. Patent Office

Board & Rider - Hip


1959 Patent By A.C. Boyde


1971 First Kicktail Patent By Richard Stevenson


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