George Powell, President, Skate One Corp

7/13/2015; 58 minutes

George Powell spent the first ten years of his career in the aerospace industry before founding his skateboard company in 1976 at the age of 33. Powell is credited with 4 patents, 2 of which helped to define contemporary skating. He has also been responsible for the development of a number of skateboard product innovations like the introduction of high-rebound skate wheels, double radius (rounded edge) skate wheels, industry leading Bones urethane wheel formulas, Bones Swiss Bearings, Bones Double Action Truck Bushings, AirLam skateboard deck laminating presses, and in partnership with Stacy Peralta, the skateboard video genre. (#29499)

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