Anti-skate devices

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Anti-skate devices or Skate deterrents are fixed protrusions on structures which prevent skateboarders from grinding on them and are a form of hostile architecture.[1]The most basic design is an L-shaped bracket affixed at intervals along the grind-able structure.[1] Early designs were made from nylon[1] while more recent designs have been made from aluminum.[2] At the same time more ornamental versions have been produced.[2] The devices have been targeted for removal by skateboarders resulting in attempts to make them tamper resistant.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Abbate, Vince (28 June 2007). "The trucks stop here". Chico News & Review. Chici Community publishing, INC. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Dougherty, Conor (5 December 2003). "Success is a mixed blessing for San Diegan whose invention has pushed boards off the curb". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Copley Press. Retrieved 30 December 2013.