Skateboarding

Skateboard, Skateboarding, Skateboarders

Skateboarding is a very popular global action game that involves riding and performing tricks on a skateboard. Believe it or not the skateboarding industry is a 4.6-billion-dollar business and there is believed to be over 11 million active skateboarders. Just recently it was announced that skateboarding will be in the 2020 Olympics.
There are two unique types of skateboards. There’s a longboard and short board. Longboards are very different then brief boards because longboards are like the name very long and have large wheels that allows for cruising at higher speeds. On the other hand, short boards have more of a concave for pop and are smaller and are more ideal for suggestions instead of just riding.
It has been said that skateboarding was made in California but nobody really knows. The first manufactured skateboard was ordered by a Los, Angeles surf store intended to help users utilize their surfing maneuvers on land. They used boards shaped like surfboards and carved round the roads and local pools that were empty. The old school boards were a square wooden plank with wheels on it. In the 1970’s skateboarding blew there were more companies which were manufacturing boards and it was becoming very popular. Skaters were riding empty pools like they were surfing a wave which generated a revolution in skateboarding. In this time there were lots of contests in the California and Florida areas which most of the time the rewards were cash and sponsorships by companies. I’d say in the 2000’s skateboarding really took off and became one of the most popular action sports in the world. In addition, the technology for making boards was better so instead of wooden silhouette boards with simple designs the planks were becoming more sophisticated. In the sense of the planks were being made with more concave which helps for jumping and grinding rails. The area that animal exclusion usually skate vert is in a skate park which is a park designed for skateboarding that has ramps, rails, and other obstacles which skateboarders will have the ability to hit on a skateboard. The most famous vert skateboarder which everyone in the world knows about this man is Tony Hawk. He is famous for getting massive air on huge vert ramps and he’s the first skateboarder to successfully land a 900 spin on a vert ramp. On the other hand, street skating is significantly different then vert whereas rather than skateboarding at a skate park skaters use the road as their park.
For example, skaters would attempt to ollie (jumping on a skateboard) over stairs and attempt to grind handrails which are moving down the stairs. As a skater once you have this mindset of what you can hit you’ll never lose that believing. When street skating one doesn’t need to strike stairs but could reach ledges which are everywhere or wall ride a random wall. There’s a lot of controversy over this since a lot of skateboarders get arrested or called the cops on because business or people think skateboarders are destroying their property. Which in most cases isn’t accurate but I could see why they do not want skateboarders doing it because grinding down a handrail does leave scratches on the railing. That’s why skateboarders have such a bad stereotype of being destructive savages.

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