Skateboarding History

Skateboarding History
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  • Skateboarding began to be made and was known as 'sidewalk surfing'. They were made from roller skates and wood.
  • 1958
  • This new surfboard is sick!
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  • This is Awesome!
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  • 1959
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  • I would like to show the skateboard with metal wheels
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  • Surfboard companies made clay wheels for boards and the first skate competition was held on a beach.
  • 1963-66
  • Spinnin' Wheels
  • Fiber plastic boards were made and the first skate movie came out called "Spinnin' Wheels"
  • 1973-75
  • Street Skating turns handrails and walls into free skateparks. Skater owned companies become more common.
  • 1980's
  • ESPN SPORTS
  • 1990's
  • Skateboarding takes a giant step into the mainstream with the 1995 ESPN's Extreme Games, becoming more of a spectator sport. By the late 90s, skating appears in commercials for everything from soft drinks to phone companies. Fashion trends begin to reflect the influence of the skating crowd.
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