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Skateboarding Not Just A Hobby A Lifestyle Skateboarding is a powerful sport however it is not a crime All too often skateboarders are looked at as punks and vandals Skateboarding has been around since the early 1950s and has thrived throughout the strenuous ups and downs of the mainstream industry Its popularity rose with surfers due to the fact that it was something they could do when the conditions in the water werent good enough or too rough Makaha had made sales of 4000000 within two years Boards originated from the idea of a scooter with metal roller skate wheels and a handle attached In the 50s boards came in various shapes and sizes because many kids were designing their own By the early 60s skateboarding had risen in surf culture so much that magazine had begun to be printed Their were also major tours across the United States of teams of skateboarders due to the towering heights of skateboarding popularity The skaters had taken this hobby to a new level as they began to explore empty pools This was a revolution in the sport and truly elevated the technical end of skating A story thats been passed on refers to a group of skaters who searched out whole neighborhoods for empty pools due to the drought They found a beautiful pool at the residence of a fire chief Somehow they got a hold of his work schedule and skated his pool everyday that he worked until they got caught Pool riding was an intense element that continued from the seventies until the late eighties After the magazines and tours and fifty million skateboards being sold skateboarding died The cause of death The first skateboarding crash was due to inferior product which floods todays market too much inventory and a public upset by reckless riding The reason it happened was a little bit of daredevilism riding down public streets and
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