Saturday, September 11, 2010


The banking in the corners of a common board track started at 25° and run upwards of 60°.  This allowed the bikes to maintain speeds of around 100mph. Due to these high speeds, and the dangerous nature of these tracks, the fans often referred to them as “Murderdromes”.  By 1931 there were 24 operating board tracks, including tracks in Beverly Hills, California, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Brooklyn, New York. 

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