The Spooner was invented by accident in San Diego, California when
Randy Putland was cleaning up the back of his surf shop. The first
board was created when he was cutting up a plastic dog igloo to throw
it away. The first cut out resembled a skateboard deck in the shape
of a spoon and later became the template for the first mould and the
start of the Spooner Board Toy Company.
Hundreds of Spooner Boards waiting delivery
The manufacturing process for the Spooner is as original as the
product itself. Each board is 100% made in the USA and guaranteed
The boards where first introduced to the physical education market
in 2010. Later that year they became a most popular activity in
over 5,000 P.E. programs across the country.
In the summer of 2010 a Texas toy store owner discovered the boards
at her sons school. The boards immediately became a best seller
in her 2 locations and within 6 months over 100 Learning Express
stores where reporting the same.
In 2011 the Spooner was voted Astras Best Toys for Kids,
Creative Childs Toy of the Year, and Learning Expresss
Best New Vendor and Most Innovative Product!
||In 2007 the first Spooner Board was accidentally cut out
of a dog igloo at Old Town Surf Shop in San Diego. Soon after
the first prototypes where built using wood and then epoxy.
||The Spooner is now manufactured in San Diego using HDPE
(high density polyethylene).