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					History of
Skateboarding
Gregory Popow
Eng-352-450
7/12/09
What is a Skateboard?
 Deck
 Grip tape
 Trucks
 Wheels
 Hardware
  What is a Skateboard?
Grip Tape   Deck   Trucks   Hardware   Complete




                   Wheels
History of Skateboarding 1950’s
 Start of skateboarding.
 California
 Surfers
 First skateboard
     Plank  of wood
     Roller skate wheels
History of Skateboarding 1950’s
Cont’d
History of Skateboarding 1960’s
   Growth in popularity
   Skateboarding Styles
     Downhill Slalom
     Freestyle
   Notable Skaters
     TorgerJohnson
     Woody Woodward
     Danny Berer
   1965 popularity decreases
History of Skateboarding 1960’s
Cont’d
History of Skateboarding 1970’s
   Invention of polyurethane wheels
       Frank Nasworthy
   Popularity rises once again
   Slowly growing into a sport
   Zephyr team
       Tony Alva
       Stacy Peralta
       Jay Adams
   Invention of the Ollie
       Alan Gelfand (nicknamed "Ollie")
History of Skateboarding 1970’s
Cont’d
History of Skateboarding 1980’s
   VCR
   Rise of skateboard culture
        Music
        Clothes
        Shoes
   Bones Brigade
        Steve Caballero
        Tony Hawk
        Mike McGill
        Lance Mountain
        Rodney Mullen
        Stacy Peralta
        Kevin Staab
History of Skateboarding 1980’s
Cont’d
History of Skateboarding 1990’s
 Street skating
 Vert skating
 X Games
 Growth in popularity
History of Skateboarding 1990’s
Cont’d
History of Skateboarding Present

 Culture
 Olympic Sport
 Globally Popular
     Mainstream
Conclusion
 Rollercoaster of popularity
 Many changes in board styles
 New Culture
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