thesiseducate the world on the true values ofskateboardingget rid of the black and white view of the sportdisclaim the media’s portrayal on the sportﬁnally show the posotive light skateboardingdeserves
personal relevanceSkateboarding is gnarlyalways been a major part of my lifedirectly ties to art and expressionhas enhanced my ability to create and viewthe world differently
skateboarding and its imagethe many faces of the sport make its imageone that is hard to grasp,brews speculation and misconceptionmostly youth participating in itblack cloud of stereotype
imageskateboarding is just recently starting to berecognized as a real sportx games and street league’s televised eventshave begun to make an impact on the mindsof those outside the sport looking in
contrarywhat the viewer dosent notice is what it tookfor that contest to get on tvsoul saleenergy drinks?
fashion showget the trick, but worry more about logoplacement.winning sells product, win or get cutwhen you win show the bottom of yourboard!! billboard style
lets see those stickers!!!
ad-space for cooks!
the stereotypethe main view is the competition and retail ofthe sportESPN’s x games and mall skate shops take allthe credit for the sports successthe true skaters are ﬁghting tooth and nail fora place to skate, not for neon clothing andyellow helmets
gagskateboarder reality shows?
realismespn and high end retail would never touchthe sport if it wasnt making big moneythese companies give back to the sportminimally, and usually just for freeadvertising
how we got herethe 80’s and 90’s had polar opposite affects onthe sport80’s bought in a newskool aerial assault, and thebeginning of corperate companies.90’s brought the streets into the game and actualskateboarders began to take control of theindustry
shaping of the sport80’s began to introduce a wider skateboardwith a kick tail. this allowed for manuvers tobe popped on ﬂat groundinbetween the late 80’s and early 90’s a nosewas added to the skateboard
the modern shapea new school shaped skateboard had bothnose and tail to maximize control, and aninward rockerallows for readjustment of the skateboardspitch while airborne
flaws in past designs70’sa very thin board with thiner trucks was thenormvery little other than riding was possibleno tail or nose, incapable of maneuvers
the flaws in past shapes80’sthe ﬁshtails lack of a nose and large heavydesign made ﬂat ground manuevers nearlyimpossibleit was built exclusively to ride up and downramps, a large platform and added control tohandle speed
mainstreamto the occasional skateboard enthusiast thesport stands as a fairly new alternative sport.tony hawkskateparkskidstownship space
townshipsevery kid wants a skatepark in their town,everyone it takes to get it done knows theconsvandalismloiteringusage stop
subculturesubculture makes the freedom of the sportmusic, terrain, landscape, and attitude deﬁneskateboarders style on and off the boardincreases the oportunity for the sports growthby creating nich’es
edit yourselfnot giving a hoot what whos doing whereits all about your own expression when itcomes to the skateboardskaters dont care
subcultureinner city styles are generally asssociated withurban hip-hop, and a more devoted efforttoward clothing.the urban landscape creates a playground ofpossibilities and freedom
love parkthe battle for philadelphia was a very realtimelove park was closed from the public in orderto spend millions of tax payer money on antiskateboarding rennovationspolicia
subculturetowards a more rural area one will begin tosee a more focused area of skateboardingless things to skate meens you get good atwhat you havemore vert ramp and skatepark devotion
york paa small struggling town now has givendirection to their youtha large concrete skatepark was built inmemory of a skateboarder from their townkids who would otherwise be in some allygetting high or worse are now given theoption to skate
subculturethe gray area in style is a great improvementin the sportthe next generation of skateboarders isbeginning to embrace all elements of the sportgrant taylor
york continuedthe park contains mimmiced features fromcity enviornments along with a full sizedinground bowl.this is a great attribute to learn from
FDR 666possibly the gnarliest skatepark on the eastcoastrawest concretebest vibehardcore mentality
!fdr!fdr was built as a direct action against thebust at love parkindividuals wantd control of their skate scene,so they took it
musicmusic listening directly inﬂuinces theskateboarders on board styletricks, ride aways, spot selection and attitudeall play a partslow= stylish fast=hardcore
musicvery much like music, skateboarding providesa creative release for participantsinstruments and skateboards both serve asempty canvas for the creative mindboth embrace the rythem of human motionand expression