into the air. But the board seems to have a mind of its own and tangles itself in his feet. SMACK!! The skater's arm rakes across the pavement as he hits the ground-"road rash." The boy gets back up, returns his cap to his head, and continues to skate with hardly any hesitation. Skating is not a safe and sheltered hobby like collecting stamps or baseball cards; it requires much determination and concentration. At first glance, most skaters seem to be the typical stereotyped version of "skater
and then swizzles. Ice skate blades have also changed from bone to steel. Do you know what the first ice skates were made out of? Sometimes, when people wear skates, they think they have weak ankles, but do they? Others are afraid of falling and hitting their head or tail bone on the ice, but is there a solution? Can you learn to skate? Ice Skates started out as “reindeer bones, elk bones, horse bones, or walrus teeth” tied to leather shoes (Steps to Success 1). “Ice Skates were used for hunting on
know it today, kids are getting into hazardous sports like: skateboarding and inline skating. Kids who inline skate and skateboard get to have these public skate parks built with fun boxes, quarter pipes, half pipes, rails, and etc. for them for their own safety. Hanging off the side of the fence is a big sign prohibiting bikes from entering. Bikes should not be prohibited from public skate parks. The Bmx Riders Organization says, “There are over 7 million bikers in the US” (1). Adam Banton states
which is June twenty-third. I had just got a new pair of skates. I didn’t think anything about checking the wheels on my skates or how loose they were or even if I could actually skate with them because I didn't have wooden floors at the times so If I skated it would have to be on the road, but that messes up the wheels, so I just waited for the day I came back skating to try them out. I’ve been skating since I was four, so wearing new skates isn’t going to be like a new day with new feet, well at
university level. Basketball though was not my first love when it came to playing sports. It has though become my true focus since junior high school. Coming from Canada everybody plays hockey. Its almost as if as soon as you learn to walk you learn how to skate. Whether it is at the recreation centre or at the shinny rink around the corner everyone plays. Eventually I abandoned hockey to play basketball which I have done so for the last twelve years of my life and hopefully a few more years into the future
front of the house across the street. Somebody finally moved into the two-story house. My mom and I then went to greet the new neighbors. It turns out that family had a son around my age named Derek. He told me he loved to skate too. I then offered to drive him down to our towns skate center. I noticed that he was a great skater with killer technique. The coaches admired his skill and invited him to join our select team. Of...
skating troupe because Mabel was too gifted. Mabel was restricted in her skating to the simple elements. But, Mabel wouldn't be Mabel if she didn't extricate herself from the restrictions. How? The solution was ingenious: "If they don't let me skate the conventional way, I'll invent something of my own. This way, nobody and nothing can prevent me from skating to my full abilities." Necessity turned out to be the mother of invention. In a short period of time, Mabel, the first black superstar
Over the last twenty years the world of skateboarding has changed greatly because of the exposure it has had through media. The originators of this media were skate magazines that highlighted many photographers and their talents. The photographs from twenty years ago were using nothing but a cheap old 35mm and came up with some incredible artistic shots. But those old cameras have been replaced by today’s photographers with the top of line cameras and lenses. The top two magazines in the skateboarding
family that occurs with the loss of Sethe's job. The ice-skating scene begins with Sethe, Denver, and Beloved heading out to the pond for a day of skating and entertainment. Since there is only one set of skates and one extra one, Beloved, the spoiled child, wore the pair, and Denver wore one skate, while gliding over the treacherous ice. Sethe wore her shoes and thought they would hold her up. The three women skated, "holding hands, bracing each other, and swirling over the ice" (Morrison 174).
age 11 there really wasn’t much I could do to make money, so I did whatever it took, well almost, I tried staying away from housework. I remember washing my mother’s car for a couple of dollars but that was not enough for me to pay my way into Star Skate on a Friday night. I had to make “ends meet” as I saw it, so I decided to ask Becky for a job in her childcare center; at the time I was not really a kid-person, as a matter of fact I get annoyed by crying babies and winning toddlers but I thought