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PostSubject: Skateboarding   Thu May 17, 2007 4:14 pm

Equipment needed-
Basically, a skateboard.

the type of suitable clothing-
There isnt a fix dress code for skateboarding, skaters usually wear comfortably, a tee and jeans most probably, for most movement.

the rules of the sport-
Early skate tricks had consisted mainly of two-dimensional maneuvers (e.g. riding on only two wheels (wheelie,a.k.a. manual), spinning like an ice skater on the back wheels (a 360 pivot), high jumping over a bar (nowadays called a "Hippie Jump"), long jumping from one board to another (often over a line of small barrels or fearless teenagers lying on their backs), and slalom.

the skills needed-
Technics and movements

history of the sport - how it was started-
Skateboarding—often portrayed in the media as an extreme sport—can be a form of art, a hobby, or a method of transportation. it originated as "sidewalk surfing" in the United States—particularly California—in the 1950s. The earliest skateboards were homemade and constructed of flat wooden planks attached to roller-skate trucks and wheels. Skateboarding was originally called "sidewalk surfing" and early skaters emulated surfing style and moves. There are now skate shops carry a variety of accessories such as clothes, skateboarding tools, skateboard videos, stickers, and shoes. Many novice and amateur skateboarding teams have emerged in the last ten years consisting of groups of talented skateboarders.

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