(Pictured L to R) Guinnnes Record’s Presenter, Joe C, Rob Dyrdek @ Fantasy Factory
The creation of The World’s Largest Skateboard is the brain child of Joe Ciaglia (California Skateparks) and professional skateboarder / entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek. California Skateparks began a working relationship with Rob Dyrdek 3 years ago with the design and construction of his Fantasy Factory and Dyrdek Enterprises’ corporate offices which is the basis of his hit MTV show titled the same. As Rob and Joes creativity and energy began to produce some amazing things, they came up with the idea of creating the World’s Largest Skateboard. There was one qualification. If it was to be designed and built by Joe, it would be done to the exact specs and quality of a real skateboard. The completed board far exceeded anybody’s expectations and is 100% authentic to specifications, designed and hand built in-house by CA skateparks craftsman. The board which has a value equivalent to an American sports car, features a 7 ply pressed wood deck (5 1/2 inches thick with interior steel frame support), real grip tape, custom graphics, custom fabricated steel trucks with adjustable rubber bushings (modeled after Silver Trucks), rubber vehicle tires (2 foot 6 inch diameter), and bearings. The board is built on a 12.5:1 ratio to a standard size skateboard and measures 36 feet 7 inches long and 8 foot 8 inches wide, stands 3 feet 7 inches tall, and weighs in at over 3,600 pounds.
The board was certified by Guinness World Records in 2010 and is the official world record holder. In the Summer of 2010 Joe C took the board out to Woodward Skate Camp in Pennsylvania and rode the board solo down a long and steep grassy hill where he was forced to abort mission by leaping from the board and narrowly avoiding injury after the board reach dangerous speeds. The stunt was videotaped and posted on YouTube (below) where it became an instant web sensation and has reached over 3.5 million views. For more information on the board or to inquire about media, press, or public relations matters please contact us.