The first form of skateboarding was invented by surfers in California around the late 1940s or early 1950s. When the waves were flat the surfers wanted a way to simulate surfing, so their solution was “sidewalk surfing” which was their way of surfing on land. Although skateboarding was somewhat popular, it couldn't be accessed by anyone who didn’t live on the west coast. Under those circumstances, the first skatepark opened nearly 15 years after skateboarding had been created. Then a couple months later a man named Bill Richard, who owned a surf shop, contacted The Chicago Roller Skate company and arranged a deal to produce a few sets of roller
In 1970, a surfer by the name of Frank Nasworthy visited a friend at a plastics factory in Purcellville, Virginia. The factory made urethane wheels for Roller Sports, a chain of roller rinks. The urethane ensured roller skaters would have decent traction and Frank realized that the urethane wheels would fit on his Hobie Skateboard. He decided to develop a skateboard wheel made from urethane. As you would expect, the ride is magnificant compared to clay wheels. Frank promoted the product in the San Diego
Tony Hawk was a professional skateboarder that was helping Shaun White with skateboarding. When Shaun was finally 17 years old he turned into a pro. For snowboarding he was trained by a man named Burton. He made Shaun white a famous professional at snowboarding. He then started his career which was snowboarding after he turned pro in Burton's
Snowboarding has an amazing background and explanation of how it came to be. It all started with the people who surfed and skateboarded. They wanted something similar to do in the winter. Sherman Poppen was the creator of the snurfer (an early snowboard) in 1965. Sherman was one of the skateboarders who wanted to surf but lived in Michigan. One day he nailed two skis together and attached a rope with a handle to the front thus creating the snurfer. Sherman then called his friends, who were engineers for the Brunswick Corporation and asked them to make some of the snurfers. The Brunswick Corporation made skis, bowling balls, bowling alleys, and bowling pins. The snurfer took the world by storm, but people wanted a safe way to ride. Eventually Jake Burton Carpenter started making a new model called the ski board and this was the first company for snowboards. Jake Burton was a Stockbroker who fell in love with snowboarding and decided to take the risk and start making them. He became the founder of the
Throughout time, the progression and evolution of snowboarding has increased greatly. It has gone from non existence in the late 1970’s, to one of the most watched action sports in a matter of thirty-five years. The upward takeoff and popularity of snowboarding relies on two people, Jake Burton and Shaun White. Jake Burton back in 1977 had the vision for what snowboarding would be, but Shaun White had what it took to manifest that vision. Evidence has shown that time brings change in sports, history has repeated itself with snowboarding, this history reflects the time & changes that has occurred in America.
Skateboarding is the act of riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. A person who skateboards is most often referred to as a skateboarder, or colloquially within the skateboarding community, a skater. Skateboarding can be a recreational activity, a job, or a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. Skateboarding is relatively modern.
Originally made for surfers, the board was meant to act as a surfboard riding waves, but for pavement. In the 1960’s companies began to mass-produce these boards due to the spike in popularity. Some of the more earlier surf skaters were; Mark Richards, Bruce Logan, Torger Johnson, and Dannel Bearer (Skateboarding History). The first trick called the “Kick tail” which was established during the 1970’s as well as Urethane wheels, which provided more traction, speed, and displayed innovation (Skateboarding History). In continuation, skate parks, pros, skate magazines, and movies arose in quantity. In the 1980’s more style of skating was introduced, street style. Like the great awakening, skaters began to build their own ramps and rails to skate. The trend topic for attire was the infamous baggy pants, shirts, and retro shoes. Skateboarding finally hit exposure when they attended the first X Games. This rejuvenated skating from an underground sport to a spectator sport. The skaters who attended the X Games also get paid money that ranges from 1,000 to 10,000 a month (Skateboarding History,). These now so called “Pros” received their possessions based on wins, talent, placement in competition, and the quantity of contest they participate
Although Tony Hawk is one of the greats, he never street skated, However Ryan Allen Sheckler was born and bred, living and loving the art of street skating. It all began when this young man discovered his father skateboard at eighteen months of age. He pulled off his first ollie by the age of four and landed his first kickflip by the age of six. At the age of seven he got a mini-ramp in the backyard and began skating every day.
These skaters came from very different walks of life until one day Rodney decided he was going to skateboard no matter what. He created Almost Skateboards, a skateboard company that would soon rise to the top and stand out above all others. Ryan soon was sponsored by Almost and won almost every contest he competed in. Not long
As the party bus from Brooklyn arrived at 50/50 Skate Park in Staten Island, we watched a few professional skateboarders doing their best tricks. The next portion of the day involved huge blow up bean bags of Andy Mineo from the new album cover, protective glasses, and Nerf guns. Andy appeared out of some
In the beginning, sneakers were made by Indians in Central and South America. These shoes were made from rubber and were most likely not the most comfortable shoes (pg.54 par. 1). As time swooshed past like an eagle scooping its prey, sneakers evolved and became more popular. They became more popular through sports, and sneaker heads.
Snowboarding has came along was a was for how it was in 1960s and 1970s it was a skateboard with out wheels it was controlled by rope so you can turn with it and the snowboards did not have binding on it yet. As the snowboarding has been the fastest growing sport in the US there is over 7.2 million and rising. When people go snowboarding they should keep in mind that snowboarding is a risk. When the winter Olympic games snowboarding and skiing can go in the Olympic games and do all this can do to get a medal for doing nice tricks or flips in the air. Snowboarding has it own culture and it own language and its own style after all this years.
When were the modern sneakers introduced? It seems like they’ve been around forever! This is actually true! As stated in paragraph one of The History of Sneakers; “the Maya, Olmecs, And Aztecs of Central and South America made their own version of rubber soled shoes 3,000 years ago.” This means, sneakers haven’t been around just these past hundred years, but really as long as humans themselves.
Paddle boarding is a fun activity almost anyone can do. Paddle boarding has increased in popularity over the last few years. In Annapolis where it has a great culture in boating paddle boarding has increased in popularity with the sail boats catching wind paddlers are catching the slow calm strokes.
Many of you are perhaps aware of the “World’s Oldest Known Hockey Stick” that was in the news a couple of years ago. Its most recent former owner, Mark Presley of Berwick, NS, sold it to the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec in January of 2015 for $300,000.