Skateboarding

By Kegan Bell

Skateboarding 1

The first skateboard was invented in 1959. The first skateboard was a surf board with rollerskate wheels. People started to ride them, And that's how the sport got called surfing in the streets. This I got from Skateboarding history.com. Skateboarding magizines helped promote both the sport and young innovative riders such as Tony Hawk and Stacey Peralta. The first skate park was built in florda in 1976.


Skateboarding 2

Skateboarding takes a lot of practice. Tony Hawk still crashes sometimes. Even if you say it is easy HA HA think again.Peter Tesler and Paul Doherty, According to " the sidewalk surfers of the 30's,40's, and 50's had a straight forward mission: Start at the top of the hill and ride down" :(1) These professionals crash a lot. It said on TonyHawk.com they practice all day long. You have to be in shape to ride a skateboard. If you don't have balance, you should not attempt it.


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On January 2 is skateboarding day. You are suppose to do nothing but Skateboard, Skateboard, Skateboard.Rob Dyrdek is always on the move. As president of Dyrdek Enterprises, he's got his hands in at least a dozen ventures including the Rogue Status and DTA clothing lines, the ISK Instant Scoring experience, and Wild Grinders, the toy line based on his own child hood stake gang that's he's now turing into animated series.


Work Cited

Hocking, Justin. Awesome Obstacles: How to Build Your Own Skateboard Ramps and Ledges. New York: Rosen Pub. Group, 2005. Print.


Hocking, Justin. Off the Wall: A Skateboarder's Guide to Riding Bowls and Pools. New York: Rosen Pub. Group, 2005. Print.


Hocking, Justin. Rippin' Ramps: A Skateboarder's Guide to Riding Half-pipes. New York: Rosen Pub. Group, 2005. Print.


Hocking, Justin. Technical Terrain: A Skateboarder's Guide to Riding Skate Park Street Courses. New York: Rosen Pub. Group, 2005. Print.


How Skateboarding Works." HowStuffWorks. N.p., 1998. Web. 05 Nov. 2013


Powell, Ben. Skateboarding. New York: Barron's Educational Series, 1999. Print.