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SKATEBOARDING IN THE U.S.A. Basic facts about skate. Was established between 1940-1960 Inventor is unknown First skate was made from roller skate and wood First skateboards were ordered by surf shops in Los Angeles and California - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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SKATEBOARDING IN U.S.A

SKATEBOARDING IN THE U.S.A

Basic facts about skateWas established between 1940-1960Inventor is unknown First skate was made from roller skate and woodFirst skateboards were ordered by surf shops in Los Angeles and California In 1965 world Championship of skateboarding started, it was good bussines for firms.In 1970 new wheels were made from polyurethan by Frank Nasworthy, this new wheels extended ride and stability. In 1976 Alanem Gefaldem made first ollie on skate in California, after that Rodney Mullen invented another important tricks: Kick-flip, Imposible, Hell-flip ant.

How looked the first skateWood with trucks and wheels from roller skate

Banana skateWas made from polypropylen,was very narrow and flexibleWas popular in 1965It was made in a lot of colours, the most popular was yellow

Skateboard from 1980This skates were bigger, higher and more comfortable for skaters, had tail.It was made from Canadiam woodThese skates had special trucks and wheels

Skateboard of todayIt is made from Canadian woodHave tail and nose because it is better for manuals and manipulation with itWheels and trucks are lighter

Street styleWas founded in 1955 in U.S.AIt is about doing tricks on street, on rail, stairs, gaps and another barrierStreet skateboardists have problems with police and security because police arrest them for vandalism and destruction of benches and railsSkaters do technical tricks on street ( kick-flip, 360 flip)The best street style skater was Rodney Mullen

Rodney Mullen

Vert ramp styleFirst bowl skateboarding was established in 1970, skaters were riding in empty bowls, it was made in Dogtown by Z-boys.After bowl skateboarding U-ramp was invented, after that skateboarding and than Vert ramp skateboardingIn Vert- ramp skaters do airs, graps and technical trickThe best is probably Tony Hawk. He completed a 900-deg. rotation on a skateboard.

Tony Hawk

America Wheel chair Aaron Fotheringham

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