Sk8boarding By Ryan Olmstead Digital Literacy Q2
What makes skateboarding so interesting and unique? Skateboarding was started by a couple of surfers who took their roller skates and attached them to their surf boards. Soon people took wooden planks and attached their roller skates to the plank.
Types of Skateboarding There are many different styles of skateboarding, Vert, Street, Long boarding, and Street Surfing. The most popular styles of skateboarding are street and vert.
Street Skating Street skating is more popular than it has ever been! Almost anything can be used in street skateboarding like, handicap ramps, hand rails, stairs, benches and much more. Flip tricks and grinding is used more in street skating than in vert skateboard.
Street Skating (continued) California is very well know for street skateboarding. Street skateboarding is banned in certain places like personal property, school yards, parks and many more places. Street skating seems to be a little more popular than vert skateboarding today.
Vert Skateboarding Vert stands for vertical. Vert skateboarding mainly involves half pipes which are ramps that are in a U shape like the one shown. Grab tricks and stalls are used more often in vert skating than in street skating.
Vert Skating (continued) Legend has it that this is the story of how vert skating was first started. One night, a teenage boy was home alone with his friends. So the guy and his friends drained his parents’ pool because they thought it would be a cool place to skate. Ever since then, skateboarders find creative places to skate.
Vert Skating (continued) Half pipes, bowls, and Mega-Ramps are also used in vert skateboarding. Professional Skateboarders are either vert skaters or street skaters.
Tony Hawk During my research I learned about a legendary skateboarder named Tony Hawk. Tony Hawk has accomplished one of the biggest things in skateboarding history! He did the 900! The 900 is doing a 2 and a half spin in the air! Tony Hawk has won many titles and medals. Tony has many skateboarding video games. He also has his own clothing line and shoe company. He is probably one of the most successful skateboarders in history!!!
Research Summary Skateboarding is so interesting and unique because it gives kids and teenagers freedom and thrills! Skateboarding gives people of all ages the feeling of being themselves and that they can’t be judged!
Research Process I chose skateboarding because I skateboard but I didn’t know much about the background of skateboarding. I used resources that sounded good for me based on Mrs. Morton’s recommendations. I picked the book I used by flipping through the first few pages of the book to see if it looked good.
Research Process I picked PowerPoint because I was familiar with it and I knew how to add a little bit of effects to make my presentation better. I learned so much about skateboarding and how it started. I didn’t even know that there were so many different types of skateboarding. I learned everything from how skateboarding was started to facts about skateboarding legends.