Skateboarding History Essay

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History Of Skateboarding student's name: Zainab Badawy teacher's name: Mohmmad Maaliki In this research I will explain what is skateboarding and how it evolved over the years by stating facts names and giving examples that I got from reliable resources. Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. Skateboarding can also be considered a recreational activity, an art form, a job, or a method of transportation.[1] Skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. its History started sometime in the 1950’s. There were several booms and busts since then. Each boom was lead by an increase in the quality of the skateboards. Then in the 90's…show more content…
The first skateboards started with wooden boxes, or boards, with roller skate wheels attached to the bottom. it was in the 1950s that surfers in California wanted something to do when the waves were flat. No one knows who made the first board; it seems that several people came up with similar ideas at around the same time. The first manufactured skateboards were ordered by a Los Angeles, California surf shop, meant to be used by surfers in their downtime. The shop owner, Bill Richard, made a deal with the Chicago Roller Skate Company to produce sets of skate wheels, which they attached to square wooden boards. Accordingly, skateboarding was originally denoted "sidewalk surfing" and early skaters emulated surfing style and maneuvers, and performed barefoot.[4][7][9] By the 1960s a small number of surfing manufacturers in Southern California started building skateboards that resembled small surfboards, and assembled teams to promote their products. the first companies in skateboard history started making skateboards and there was a boom. Then in 1965 for some reason Skateboarding seems to simply die. Considered to be a fad that came and went, skateboarding seemed to fade over night. Some few stayed true to the sport and continued to create homemade
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