Friday, May 1, 2009

The Answer? Ray Rude -- Inventor of the Duraflex Diving Board


The man you see pictured on the Harley Motorcycle below (taken in 1936) is the same man you see pictured above -- Ray Rude -- the inventor of the Duraflex Diving Board.

Ray dropped out of school in the 8th grade and went on to become an airplane tool manufacturer for Lockheed Martin. A neighbor was having a pool party one day and his wooden diving board broke. He stopped by Ray's shop to see if he had anything they could use. Ray had an old airplane wing panel laying around. They mounted it to the pool and as they say -- the rest is history!!

1 comment:

Sophia Wright said...

Good job Mr.Ray Rude..I also prefer wooden diving boards