Skateboarding has been around since 1944. Initially, created as a crate with wheels and a bar used as a handle bar, the idea was slowly being more refined. Woman’s Army Corps Betty Magnuson, reported seeing French children riding on wooden boards with rollerblade wheels attached to them which would imply that the idea has been played around with but never capitalized upon. From crate boxes with handle bars, to popsicle shaped boards with specialty made wheels backed with a massive culture, skateboarding has become a popular industry.
In my opinion, communities should not build skate parks. Remember, we should spend most money on needs not wants, little kids lurking around could see naughty words on ramps and could breathe the air of smokers, and people can get annoyed many times with the skate park. In conclusion, you learned why I believe that communities should not build skate
Have you ever wondered why the skateboard was created? In this essay I will inform you of how skateboarding has evolved and become an action sport that is recognized around the world.
Skateboarding has rich history of innovation and is full of intriguing stories. Many of these stories are documented in this book in great detail. However, this essay will provide you with an overview of the last nine decades.
As my skate hits the ice, the soft crush of the blade against the ice is the only noise resonating through my brain. I feel a sense of belonging, confidence and freedom to express all the emotions I cannot find any other way to show. It may take a few weeks to learn a basic skill, and maybe even months to learn something complex, but the satisfaction that comes from finally landing something new is like no other. I feel the same satisfaction from the undergraduate biology courses I have taken. There are some concepts that are easy to grasp, while others take a while to learn. Being a part of a lab, I spent many of the first few weeks reading articles and feeling frustrated that I was not actively working on anything. But, once I started to work on experiments, everything I read seemed to come together and put the work into perspective. There are days in my classes when I think this is too difficult for me and do not think it is even possible to learn this much information, but being a part of the lab, I learned to push past the frustration and keep myself determined to keep going. And now, I enjoy the complexity of science, and enjoy figuring out something new, because there is no greater satisfaction.
Shasta Trampoline Club is renowned as being one of the most successful trampoline programs in Canada, but as the sport progresses, the club needs to advance the development of its athletes and increase the depth of the club to maintain the club's reputation for excellence. In the past fifteen years, there has been an influx in the number of trampoline clubs throughout the country. As these clubs gain traction, Shasta Trampoline club has maintained fairly stagnant and as a result, fewer members of Shasta Trampoline Club are qualifying for International competitions than ever before. With your permission, I propose to investigate new club developments that will improve competitive results. Having been an athlete at Shasta Trampoline Club for over ten years and recently transitioning to Shasta Trampoline Coach, I have an intimate knowledge of the club and its members, giving me the experience and expertise needed to conduct this research.
With the evolution of skateparks and ramp skating, the skateboard began to change. Early skate tricks had consisted mainly of two-dimensional maneuvers like riding on only two wheels ("wheelie" or "manual"), spinning only on the back wheels (a "pivot"), high jumping over a bar and landing on the board again, also known as a "hippie jump", long jumping from one board to another (often over small barrels or fearless teenagers) or slalom. The flat ground ollie allowed skateboarders to perform tricks in mid-air without any more equipment than the skateboard itself, it has
I was unable to find an activity that I liked and so I decided that I would make one when I get to Rowan. A couple of months ago I had my last Sled Hockey Banquet and if you don’t know what Sled Hockey is, I will explain it to you. Sled Hockey is a sport similar to Ice Hockey, but sitting down. This is for those who can’t play normal stand up Ice Hockey. There are these sleds with bars and blades under a bucket that support us and two mini Hockey sticks that help us move on the ice. This sport was everything to me and I will miss it and my goal is to try to make Sled hockey at rowan. I want to incorporate this to Rowan because I know some students are going to have the same issue as me and I want to change that. It doesn’t even have to be
The insignificant weight, compact size, ease to carry and maneuver, magnificent flex has made it one of the best skateboards for beginners. Anyone learning the basic would find it really useful.
Another memoir? It feels like the teachers in every grade meet and come up with the same assignments. It’s pointless. At least it’s like a free period. It’s why I sat in the back. I can be fully secluded and do what I want, even though it’s a large open library. Jam out, watch some videos, whatever. I won’t do well on this paper or in this class, but forget it. School just doesn't seem important compared to anything else in my life. In every class I just sit and think of all the better things I could be doing. Why do I have to be stuck here? I should just walk out. My life has just been going downhill for the past few years. Who would want to write about that? Nonetheless have somebody read it. A few minutes ago, my teacher asked why I didn’t
The Muskoseepi Park Skatepark and Grande Prairie Skatepark Strategy open house was hosted on October 24th at 6:00 pm in a Muskoseepi Park meeting room facing the proposed expansion site. This open house is part of the council directed Skateboard Park Strategy to access existing parks and recommend new areas and designs that will meet current needs and look ten years into future needs (Grande Prairie Skatepark Strategy, 2017). During this open house participant input on both locations for future skateparks and designs for the City of Grande Prairie and the two proposed concept drawings for the Muskoseepi Park Skateboard park were explored. The following paper will explore and evaluate the nature and organization of the
Learning to skateboard was never easy for me. I’ve never been a real balanced or coordinated person so skateboarding was like trying to learn the meaning to the film “Inception”. Even though I was never delighted to hop back on a piece of wood on wheels called a “skateboard” I was determined to learn; time and time again I fell but getting back up is what mattered. Now I’m like a surfer hitting that wave he’s been waiting for his whole life. Now if I’m not on my board I’m on my bike. Skating is now one of the easiest things I do nowadays. I’ve been skating for almost 6 years now and will continue to skate until I simply
A group of skaters named “WAFFLESNCREAM” have been taking to the streets of Lagos, despite all their complications. This city has over 18 million people, no skate parks, few pavements, and heavily congested roads. In fact, Jomi Marcus-Bello, one of the co-founders of WAFFLESNCREAM said to CNN, "Skate boarding can be anywhere.” The pavements and streets never got in their way, Marcus-Bello said that they can skate in the empty street, park, or at any abandoned site. He says, “It's not just a sport, it's a community, it's very freeing and it's a brotherhood.” This community has certainly lived up to that. They started out as an online community, just trying to attract more
“Most people assumed that skateboarding was a vogue that had died out, such as the hoola hoop.” But people still skated, even though parts were hard to find and boards were homemade. Skaters were using clay wheels for their boards, which was extremely dangerous and hard to control. But like many things everything changed for skateboarding. The invention of urethane wheels by Frank Nasworthy in 1972 made it possible for skateboarding to make its comeback. His company was called Cadillac Wheels, and the invention became exciting in skateboarding among surfers and other young people.¬¬ In the 1970s, skateparks were introduced. Skate parks were specially designed places that were accommodating to skateboarders. They had obstacle courses, pools (empty bowls, usually below ground level like an empty pool), and pipes (large, circular type) to challenge skateboard riders. With skate parks being built there became more competition, recognition, and sponsorships between the skaters. . Skateboarders sometimes decorated the bottom of their boards with logos of their sponsors. By the end of the 1970s, skateboarding again became controversial after they started to identify it with antisocial behavior. “Due to the amount and severity of the injuries, skate parks closed in
I maintained a high academic profile ranking among the top 6% of my graduating class. During my undergraduate study, it was the field of Transportation Engineering that caught my special interest and ever since I have strived hard to achieve my dream of becoming a Transportation Engineer. My interest for Transportation Engineering was sparked by courses, Transportation Engineering and Highway Engineering in my third year. These courses introduced me to the fundamentals of traffic engineering and geometric design of roads respectively. As part of the course requirements, we undertook a mini project where we carried out traffic survey and subsequently undertook traffic analysis for a major road in Kumasi, Ghana. We also carried out parking studies on campus, carried out analysis and presented our results through a presentation. Subsequently, I chose Transportation Engineering as one of my electives in final year. To augment the theoretical knowledge gained in class I interned at Ussuya Construction Limited during vacations, where I gained knowledge on surveying, supervision of road works on the construction of the Spintex Road