Action sports like skateboarding have been popular since the 1950’s. Using a skateboard you can ride and perform tricks at different skating grounds. Even though it is dangerous if proper precautions are not taken, it is termed as one of the most exciting and stimulating sports of recent times. Skateboarding has a rich history in which many skateboarders have shaped this sport into its current pattern. There are special skate parks that are constructed for an exhilarating skateboarding experience.
Skateboarding in USA has transformed from its inception in the 1960’s in which only small, simple and wooden skateboard was used. Skateboarding was started by surfers so that they have an activity to do during low tide season. As the early skateboarders matched the surfer’s style, the skateboard tricks were performed barefoot so that they retain the excitement of surfing on water. In the 1960’s there were several surfers that became quite popular. However, many companies refrained from selling skateboards as they were deemed too dangerous. Later in the 1970’s there were efforts made by skateboarders to develop the sports to the extent that a championship can be launched.
After skateparks were developed, skateboarders started using skateboards that were made from fibre glass and aluminium. This was dangerous but, the adrenaline rush of this activity was all that these sportsmen wanted. As skateparks became more complicated, skateboarders had to learn risky manoeuvres for an impressive performance.
Today, there are many tricks like ‘vert’ trend, slash grinds and backside airs that skateboarders do to put up an intriguing show. Apart from these commonly known styles, freestyle is still popular among skateboarders. Vertical ramps in skate parks and other places have contributed to making skateboard an international phenomenon. Modern street moves like the ‘kickflip’ have given a new meaning to risky sports. In a kickflip, the skateboarder needs to do a round turn and put their entire weight on the other side. Kickflips can be difficult to manage if you lose balance. Mid-air tricks are also quiet risky but the exhilaration of completing that spin off can make flips the moment of a lifetime for a skateboarder. Some tricks like 1080, are likely to be so risky and difficult that only highly talented and experienced skateboarders can pull it off.
Over the years, skateboarding in USA has changed tremendously. The equipment and tricks that are now available might not have been envisioned by early skateboarders. Skateboarding can be an astonishing and breath-taking experience even when it is slightly risky.
Dangerous skateboarding is now a lifestyle that dangerous the cologne, perfume and clothing brand embrace.