The 10 Weirdest Skateboard Innovations That Never Caught On

It may not seem like it, but skateboard technology has changed a lot over the years. Boards have gone from solid oak to plywood, and it’s not like anyone has skated clay wheels in eons, but for every legitimate innovation, there are many more that serve absolutely no purpose. Sure, rails were cool for a while — and some of us may even skate them now — but when was the last time you thought about setting up a Nose-Bone one or Tail-Bone to protect your board from everyday use? Did anyone really think that an off-road setup was a good idea? We’re not sure. We can only look at these so-called innovations and laugh, and hope that we don’t see anyone skating them in the near future.

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