Skateboarding faced its first crash in 1965 people stopped people were getting hurt until in 1972 Frank Nasworthy invented urethane wheels, close to what skateboarding wheels look like currently skateboarding started to gain more popularity than ever. Anew type of skateboarding was born in 1978 low-to-ground-skateboarding currently called flat ground skateboarding, a skater named Alan Gelfand invented a new trick that changed everything the ollie was born were you would slam your back foot down on the tail flick your fron... ... middle of paper ... ... still skateboarding teens around 13 and 14 were still the most but ages 20-29 changed 86% since 2008”(Meronek 1). I have noticed from my local skate park that there is kids getting into skateboarding but I have also noticed that there is even older men from 50’s and up skating vert in the bowl I thought that was cool how they are still skateboarding and still doing there trend when they were doing when they were growing up. I interviewed a bowl skater named Ricky that is 58 -years-old he said “I loved skateboarding since I was first on the board he liked seeing the growth of the community.” I than asked him “Have you noticed the audience of skateboarding” he said “Yes, I’ve seen lots of kids ripping the parks and streets. He has also noticed the amount of young kids learning how to skate.’’ In conclusion I have learned that there are skateboarders of every age.
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.
Eventually starting my own dance studio mainly based on street dance. I know the right people who can help me make this possible from my experience with Go-Go dancing at different events and raves, dance is my passion and I have the power to do this. I’m bringing dance to the next level in Salt Lake City! Generation X has what it takes to evolve this idea into a huge attraction in Salt Lake. This idea could help many teens and adults to get motivated in something they believe in.
Created because California surfers were looking for a form of entertainment, something to do while there were no waves. No one knows who made the first board, but it's known that many people had similar ideas of skateboards. Many started with wooden planks, wooden boxes, boards and would attach roller skate wheels to the bottom. In 1959 Roller Derby produces the first skateboard with metal wheels, which then lead to a evolution and out going experience for society. By 1963 skateboarding was all the rage, popularity of the sport was ats its peak, then suddenly started to fade.
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. During the 1950’s when skateboarding first got it’s legs it was a very popular activity to take part in during vacations to ocean side tourist attractions, or as an activity after surfing. Yet, by 1965, skateboarding had diminished in popularity completely, therefore almost every skateboard manufacturer went out of business. . During this time the only people who even wanted to skateboard were surfers who needed something to ride to practice their surfing while the waves were flat.
The Olympics also brought the emergence of new technologies that made it possible to follow all sport events; only those in the arena at the time saw the event live. “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” –Al Michaels The “Miracle on Ice” changed the American culture with the win that no one expected to come from a youthful group chosen by coach Brooks. Americans were struggling with the hardships from foreign and domestic issues.
Tony Hawk: Professional Skateboarder Tony Hawk was not an average kid; he was destined to be a skateboarder, little did he know he would change the lives of many. He is known for being one of the most incredible skateboarders of all time. He became a professional at a very young age. Hawk has been in many contests and has won almost all of them. When he retired, he created the Tony Hawk Foundation which helps to build skateparks in underprivileged areas to keep the legends of skateboarding alive.
Skateboarding started to show up in commercials ranging from everything like soft drinks and phone companies (Starr, Scott, and Sky). People who saw this were influenced by the skaters in terms of fashion. People idolized skaters just like fans did with any other sport and this still carries on to this day forward. The first X-Games brought money and attention to the sport making the sport popular once more, propelling it into mainstream (Cave). These games appealed to the spectators and brought more young kids into the sport and inspired them to grow with it.
But without the competitive aspect, it would not be a sport. To be a sport, a team has to compete against another team for the enjoyment and entertainment of others (Sport, 1). This is the goal of any competitive dancer or dance team. For something to be a sport, it specifically needs to be in a competition setting as well as have the purpose behind it of entertaining. People do not go to a football or basketball game to sit there and watch two teams just play an equal and fair game with no activity and no winner.
From what began in the bureaus of the Bronx, leaked and spread through the world since its massive exposure in the 1980's film Flashdance.This film featured the pioneers from Rock Steady Crew as b-boying's first début in the spot light. But behind the scenes, b boying offers more than meets the eye, so it does not make it a simple task. B-boying not only opens the doors for physical endurance, but allows a student of the dance form to experience a lifestyle full of passion, as well as the imagination and confidence to fight through a battle and life. As far as physical endurance, dancing in general feeds on a workout. But as for "breaking", another name for b boying, gives off an aerobatic workout as well as a dance workout.