History of Skateboarding

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Every game has a history which you ought to know about before you choose to try it.

Each of the different skaters that have devised moves, the various venues where these moves are devised, the skaters who gave up everything for the game are part of skateboard history.

Skateboarding started with surfing. Surfing on the waves wasn’t enough for these stalwarts, and thus they decided to surf on the sidewalks, also, and thus, a new game was born.

In 1920’s, the first sort of skateboard to be sold was a contraption which was supposed to mimic cross-country ski, more than anything else. This was the predecessor of this three-wheeled scooter skate of the following decade.

The next thing that indicated skateboard history was a four-wheeled skateboard, known as the skeeter skate. This had removable handles, and was rather near the skateboard we know of today.

The first time in skateboard history that rollerskate trucks were united with a wooden plank, to make something like the skateboards of now, was in 1947.

In the sixties, skateboard history moved a step farther when skateboards were manufactured commercially on a rather large scale. The skateboards available then contained the three-wheelers, also.

It was only in 1963 that the first professional skateboards were fabricated, They were fabricated by Larry Stevenson and his wife. Skateboarding, however, was influenced a lot by browsing. The techniques involved, the fashions, even the style were inspired by surfing. In actuality, these skateboards were titles Makaha Phil Edwards, after a legendary surfer.

It was around 1965 that skateboarding started to come off the sidewalks and become somewhat more intense, because skater began experimenting in swimming pools. Skateboarding, like any other extreme sport, was viewed as dangerous, but documentaries and films were created to alter this idea.

By 1975, security equipment was developed, which made the world take skateboarding a bit more easily.

It was from the seventies which skateboarding as we know today really took flight. This was an epoch marking decade in history. From then till now, there have been many winners that have laid their bodies and souls on the line because of their fire – skateboards.


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