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THE HISTORY OF SKATEBOARD

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Skateboarding is becoming more and more popular among people, especially the young people. If you want to go into the fashion world, you must have a board. Even in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, skateboarding was officially included in the competition, and it was the first time that a small street culture was introduced into a global competition. So how much do you know about the history of skateboarding?  How does skateboarding come to the public step by step?


Origin.

It's not clear who created skateboarding in the first place, but it does seem to have its roots in California surfers. Because surfing is very influenced by geography and climate conditions, the wave people decided to simulate the sport on land. Two rows of iron wheels on the bottom of a wooden board were the first skateboards. At that time, almost all the skateboarders were surfers. Their main purpose was to practice their feet when there was no wave. So at that time, the skateboard movement was almost similar to surfing, mostly plane movement.


60S.

The second skateboard was born in 1962. Compared with the first skateboard, it achieved a leap forward in technology. Although the performance of the skateboard is still not ideal, it is still popular with the skateboarders. After all, it has evolved much more than its predecessors, with relatively wide surfaces that make it easier for riders to stand and maneuver. With the rise of punk idea and new wave music, skateboarding is not only satisfied with plane sports. Many companies began to hold skateboarding competitions, with more and more diverse venues and more and more rich ways of playing.

 

70S.

The most important transition to skateboarding was in the 1970s. Most skateboard wheels in the 1960s were made of iron or clay, which were very heavy and could not be turned. Frank Nasworthy visited his friend's father's rubber factory and tried to use rubber to make skateboard wheels, which greatly improved the shock absorbency of the skateboard. Meanwhile, his competitor improved on the rubber wheel and invented the sealed pilling. This material not only guarantees the stability of the skateboard, but also improves the shock absorbability of the skateboard, becoming a milestone in the history of skateboarding. In addition to the changes in skateboarding itself, in the late 1970s, a skateboarder named Alan Gelfand invented a skateboarding technique that revolutionized skateboarding. This person's name may be unfamiliar to everyone, but his nickname is familiar to anyone who has ever played skateboarding -- Ollie, the beginner's skateboarding.


80S. 

In the 1980s, skateboards became more and more diverse. Due to the development of skateboarding itself and skateboarders' requirements on skateboarding skills, skateboarding has become more and more exciting. More skill means more danger. A variety of sports injuries in the late 1970s led the U.S. government to boycott. The skateboard took on a rebellious look and took to the streets, taking all the street obstacles as the training of his skills. In order to meet all kinds of obstacles and the needs of U vert ramp bidirectional sliding, a symmetrical skateboard with two upturned ends, which is completely different from the first three generations of skateboards, appeared, which is the fourth generation of skateboards. This is now familiar with the double flip skateboard, also known as street skateboard. The material used to make the skateboard is hard rock maple, which is lighter and more elastic. High hardness, good elasticity, more suitable for high-speed sliding.


90S.

Since the 1990s, the number of skaters has been very large, and at the same time, there are a variety of outstanding skills and styles of top skaters leading the trend. Whether it is layout or pulley or pulley bracket is in progress ceaselessly. What's more, the culture of skateboarding has come into our life step by step. This era of skateboarding from one end to two, so there are many previous generations of skateboarding can not complete the movements. This was the technical tricks age of skateboarding. The skaters invented many new moves. At the same time, in order to make the board easier to flip, the board surface becomes very narrow and the wheels become very small. A typical skateboard during this period was only 7 inches wide and the wheels were only about 39mm in diameter. While such a board is easier to perform complex maneuvers, its smaller wheels interfere with its performance. Skateboards commonly used in international extreme sports competitions now belong to the fourth generation of skateboards.

 

Different from traditional sports, skateboarding is not rigid in a fixed pattern. Skateboarding requires the freedom of the skater's imagination. People enjoy the happiness brought by creativity in the process of sports, so skateboarding has been full of vitality for a long time. Today, there are also a large number of young people continue to participate in this sport to find the publicity and pleasure of youth. 


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