Over the years skateboarding has
evolved into a thriving extreme
action sport. Becoming extremely
popular with all ages and genders.
A period between the 1940’s-1950’s
skateboarding was invented. But the true
creator is unknown. Although the main
concept of the first skateboard was a plank
of wood usually being a nice oak or maple
bought or stolen from hardware stores and
fitted with roller skate wheels.
The invention of the skateboard was to
help replicate the way you move out in the
surf, thus taking on the nick name
“sidewalk surfing”. As you can imagine the
early concepts were very simple.
Skateboarding was rapidly changing. With
the shape staying relatively the same only
to be cleaner with better quality wood, clay
wheels are introduced in the 1950’s.
With the use of metal or even clay wheels,
transportation was slow . With the later introduction of
Polyurethane wheels skateboarding became even
more popular with new tricks and speeds to achieve.
A new shape has arrived, with the introduction of kick
tails board width increase and Polyurethane wheels.
Along with different styles and variations. During this
time skateboarding was in the early stages of learning
new tricks, styles and ways to skate. Vert skating was
becoming a new thing and with the aid of Polyurethane
wheels skateboarders were able to push limits and
speeds to which were impossible before.
The sport of skateboarding went through an interesting
transition. Stopping and starting, perishing and rebirthing on
the scene. During the 1980’s Skateboarding and Skaters
were still the street rats but some of them were making
money due to its new found popularity. Along with the new
decade came a new concept and design.
Skateboarding is in full swing, It’s becoming ever growing
and popular. The periods to which it would die and come
back are in the past. There’s no stopping it now. Over the
decades Skateboarders have been evolving. The sport is
about expression alike many other things. During the 90’s the
bubble, bone designs were vanishing and slowly
transcending into a paddle pop figure.
Its been a long time since skateboarding started. From
originating from such a small niche into a worldwide extreme
sport is pretty incredible. The concepts and designs may
have changed over the decades but the message stays
strong, Skateboarding Is about connecting, expression and
most of all fun. Styles and equipment advances and in the
new era of the 2000’s the board has remained unchanged,
The paddle pop shape is now the most common among
skaters in 2000’s – current.