What is this thing?


Makaha Commander, allegedly from 1960, but probably not. The construction looks to be fiberglass or epoxy of some sort, nothing too interesting except for… What the heck is that thing on the rear axle? Bigger view after the jump.



  1. I’m guessing that’s a skate tool stuck on the nut that the seller is including in the auction

  2. Adam Crofts on August 21, 2015 - Reply

    Riding with clay wheels must be like fingernails on a chalkboard.

  3. talentlessquitter on August 22, 2015 - Reply

    Nock-off spinner? He he.

  4. steve mc cann on September 6, 2015 - Reply

    My dad bought me that same red Makaha model for Christmas 1965 or 1966 at macy’s in san jose, ca.. I was able to do all the tricks of that era: handstand, headstand, frog stand, front frogstand, 360’s, coffin, kick-outs,switch ends,rear wheelie, front nose wheelie,Paul Strauch stretch,bar jump,etc.. If i’m not mistaken, the original wheels were black and had the blue Makaha sticker at the rear.The board was a little heavy, you had to get used to the clay wheels. edges of the board got dinged up easily. Was made of a resin coating with a pressed particle board center. I loved that board….

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