Media studies skateboardingPresentation Transcript
By: Mason Gland
WHAT THE TREND ISA mode of transportation primarily, but one that creates a culture to surround it. The current big thing is skateboarding. Skateboarding is much more than just a way to get around to a lot of people. It’s a sport, a hobby, and a way of life. It’s different than other sports because it’s very individualistic, which attracts many people.
SKATEBOARDING HISTORYSkateboarding was created when surfers attached roller-skate wheels to a 2x4 pieceof wood with a box on top. It was mainly used as a warm up before surfing or justsomething fun to do afterwards.Skateboarding progressively got more andmore popular, and eventually skate shopsstarted to open and manufactureskateboards. This would start theevolution of the skateboard.
SKATEBOARD SHAPE EVOLUTIONEarly 50’s skateboard Mid 70’s skateboard Modern day skateboard
EXAMPLES OF SKATEBOARD PROGRESSIONEarly 70’s skateboarding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwrmVIYHBGY2010 skateboarding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOC3sQkJvGs
BUT WHAT WAS BEFORE SKATEBOARDS?Another trend, set in 70’s, was the roller skate.
ROLLER SKATE HISTORYEven though the first pair of roller skates were patented in 1760, the roller skate didn’t become popular for many years. It reached it’s peak of popularity in 70’s, during the age of disco.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDrNNeF3PNQ
BEFORE ROLLERBLADES?Soap box racers!
SOAPBOX HISTORYSince the beginning of the twentieth century, soap box derbies have been a popular hobby. In 1933, a photographer named Myron Scott organized a race for 19 boys. The event got so much attention that when Myron organized a second event, 362 kids showed up with soapbox cars ready to go. Since then, countless box car derbies have been done all across the world.
NEXT PHASE OF TRENDI feel like the next fad that will pop up in this trend would be streetboarding.
WHAT IS STREETBOARDING?A streetboard is similar to a skateboard, but borrows elements from snowboarding. The rider is strapped onto the board, so he must use his shoulders to generate momentum instead of pushing.Example video: How to streetboard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK4Wy-Kfiw0