What is Skateboarding to you?
Who's in the picture?
It also just so happens that, the picture is actually in Shawnee, Kansas at a park called Swarner Park.
All About Me
Does misunderstanding in skateboarding affect people's opinions of it?
What is Skateboarding?
History of Skateboarding
Skateboarding started technically around 1958 but there were sitings of kids on boards with wheels in the early 40's. When it did "start off" in 1958 it literally was just a board with rollerskate wheels smacked on it. Eventually they tried changing some stuff including a company that tried to make metal wheels but it didn't work out. So around 1963 better quality boards and clay wheels for skateboarding were made and the very first skateboarding contest took place in Hermosa Beach, California in 1963. Then 10 years later new urethane wheels are made that are much smoother and can handle banks and ditches which opened up a whole new form of skating from a surfer with a shorter board and with more fluid moves. Including the start of skating empty pools. 1980 street skateboarding kicks off meaning things out in the regular street are starting to be skated now. By the 1990's skateboarding gets a lot more notice and popularity especially with the X Games starting up. Because of that a lot of commercials and ads put in stuff that has to do with skateboarding, or just a random skater. 2000's kids as young as 2 skateboarding and many new an nicely built skateparks all around. A lot of the world connected to media now knows of the sport skateboarding. (all history information from www.Scholastic.com)