Celebrating Larry Stevenson, skateboard innovator

A boy jumps with his skateboard during a sunny day on March 17, 2012 as unusually warm temperatures hit Prague.

You might not know his name, but you've certainly seen his product. Sad news this morning that Larry Stevenson, the man who first mass produced skateboards, has passed away.

But where is the industry today, thanks to the developments of Stevenson?

Here to talk to use about the state of skateboarding in today's Mid-day Extra is Michael Brooke, publisher of Concrete Wave magazine.

About the author

Stacey Vanek Smith is a senior reporter for Marketplace, where she covers banking, consumer finance, housing and advertising.


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