1964: SURFSKATE ad with Skip Frye

In 1964, The first flexible skateboard was made.

George Gordon (Larry's Father) of Gordon Plastics had invented "Bo-tuff" which was pre-pregged epoxy fibreglass that they used in the archery industry. The properties were resultant in pop and flex with no fatigue. Someone took scraps from the Gordon Plastics Dumpster and laminated it together, mounted trucks and wheels and the SurfSkate was created. The early Fibreflex team was made up of the surf team that used them for cross training and fun when there were no waves. In the 1965 International Skateboarding Championships they did well against other teams and brought back several trophies including a second place Team trophy.
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