Competition Led Skateboarding Back in the 1960’s when skateboarding first became a pastime, it was not popular at all, and amongst those who did it, it was more of a dance than anything else. It wasn’t until 1975 that skateboarding started heading towards what we know it as today. The Zephyr Surf Team, based in Dogtown, began skateboarding as a substitute to surfing when the waves were choppy. They created their own style that was debuted to the public in 1975 at a competition that they won. That one competition is what changed skateboarding forever and converted it from a pastime to a sport.
By 1963 skateboarding was all the rage, popularity of the sport was ats its peak, then suddenly started to fade. By the 1970’s urethane wheels were invented and skateboarding picked back up with new styles and inventions to improve upon skateboarding. In the 1980’s and the 1990’s skateboarding continues to grow and establish a subculture. In the 2000’s many cities have built many skate parks and camps learning
In 1950, the recreational activity that involves riding and performing tricks was started, skateboarding. It could be seen as a form of art, a job, or just transportation. Skateboarding has changed throughout the years, giving people the opportunity to do it their own way. Beginning with the surfing craze. Surfing was the most popular activity in the 1950's, people were so intrigued by the sport that they wanted to try getting it on the streets.
In the 1950's modifications were made to the trucks (the device that hold the wheels) and kids started to maneuver more easily. Towards the late 1950's, surfing became increasingly popular and people began to tie surfing together with cruising on a board. By 1959, the first Roller Derby Skateboard was for sale. Clay wheels entered the picture and sidewalk surfing began to take root. By the time the 1960's roll around, skateboarding had gained an impressive following amongst the surf crowd.
As of the twenty first century Skateboarding has risen from the bottom and faced deficits throughout life. Only Skateboarding faced a prohibition, while still able to make it into the ESPN or XGames world and having a large impact in kids lives everywhere. Changing the outlook people have, on Skateboarding and those who partake in the sport, will forever be an ongoing challenge that will slowly make progression. Just like skateboards they slowly progressed throughout time, getting better and better learning from each downfall experienced.
The first skateboards were made in the 1950’s being used as an exciting activity to take part in when the waves were down. From then and now the sport has changed tremendously, thanks to a group of young skaters from a slum area of Venice Beach or Dog-town, as the locals called it, known as the z-boys in the 1970’s. Even though skateboarding was already known and invented, the z-boys are the ones who made skating famous and took it to new heights in popularity. But how did they do this? The Z-boys made this sport what it is today, and played a very important part in the history and evolution of skateboard style and quality.
Missing figures Brief History of Skateboarding. In the beginning, skateboarding consisted of a 2x4 and some old roller-skate wheels. Around the 1950's with the boom in the surfing popularity, skateboarding became more popular. During this time it was known as sidewalk surfing. In the 1960's is when skateboarding really took off.
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Skateboarding has been around for many years. It is a hobby and activity that many have enjoyed at some point; however, they may not have known where or how it came about. The typical skateboard that many use today is also significantly different than those that were used when skateboarding first came into existence. The tricks and stunts that are done today have also changed over the years; furthermore, in this paper, I intended to discuss the evolution of skateboarding throughout the years and how it was brought up. It seems that skateboarding had been brought up as early as the 1950’s by surfers.
Skateboarding is dynamic, it has a life of its own, and it constantly evolves to fit the times and the needs of the skateboarder. Over the years, skateboarding has grown from an anti-establishment subculture into a legitimate mainstream sport. 1950 Surfing and roller skating were the roots of the skateboard craze. Somewhere in California, a group of surfers was looking for something to do when the waves were too flat to surf. They came up with the idea to connect roller skate trucks and wheels to a wooden 2... ... middle of paper ... ...part of our culture.