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Are you a skateboard history buff?

Asked by lilikoi (10079points) March 30th, 2010

I have a Crysta 24 with transparent plastic (acrylic?) deck. I’d like to know more about the history of the brand, these plastic decks, how this brand and type of board fit into the skateboarding culture of its time (I believe 1970s), how much they are worth today, what material the wheels were made of (I was told when I bought it, but now I forget), and anything else you can tell me. I’m searching on Google, but maybe someone out there that skateboarded in the ‘70s would have some interesting stories to share? Thank you!

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trailsillustrated's avatar

look on ebay sometimes you can find out about alot of old stuff there

lilikoi's avatar

clay wheels – that’s what they were…

Yeah I got this one on EBay, but that was a long time ago and the info in the original auction has long since been deleted. No one else is selling them right now. I found a guy that has one real similar to mine, but clear (mine is a transparent blue).

FutureMemory's avatar

I couldn’t find anything either (on google).

I did find a few big skater forums, maybe try those.

http://www.skaterscafe.com/cmps_index.php

http://www.boardingscene.com/

CMaz's avatar

I have a FiberFlex board (worth its weight in gold) with Tracker Trucks and Kryptonic wheels.

I was a big skate boarder in the late 70’s early 80’s.

Yes, ebay is a good place to look it up.

Ollie319's avatar

Wheels are either clay , steel, or urethane

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