one. The origins of skateboarding: At the end of the fifties of the nineteenth century, the descendants of Edison, who were good at inventing and invented, turned the fantasies of the ancient Divine people into reality more or less. In the early fifties the west coast of the United States was a place where the people of the tide had a big try. They use ordinary wood and expensive balsa wood surfboards to find fun on the cusp. By the mid-1950s, molded polyurethane foam and fiberglass replaced the wooden surfboard. The mobility and durability of these new surfboards make surfing popular in the late 1950s. Skateboards are an extension of surfing on land. The former is limited by geography and climate, while the latter has greater freedom.
In the late fifties, the residents of the Southern California beach community invented the world's first skateboard, a 50X10X50CM wood plate fixed on the roller skating iron wheels. However, such a simple exercise equipment, but because it can bring people and surf the same feelings, began to attract attention. The second generation skateboard was born in 1962, made of oak multilayer board, roller skating bridge and plastic wheel. Compared with the first generation of skateboards, this skateboard is undoubtedly a leap in technology. However, the performance of this slider's plastic wheel is still unsatisfactory. It is too small to attach the friction to the skateboard when the runaway out of control; and its low elasticity makes the skateboard encounter even a small obstacle will come to an end, the skater fell off. At the same time, its wear resistance is also poor. Nevertheless, this skateboard is still popular with skaters. After all, compared with the previous generation skateboard, it has been a great degree of evolution, relatively large board so that skaters are easier to stand and manipulate.
In 1973, a man named Frank skateboarder first put the polyurethane wheel on his skateboard and achieved unexpected results. This flexible wheel is not only wear-resistant, but also can make the skateboard safely and steadily turn, easy to lift over the ground on the small obstacles. This is the third generation skateboard. The mid-seventies, is the rapid development of skateboard period, the potential of polyurethane is greatly played out. A variety of materials, pedal, turn the bridge springing up. And the United States throughout the dotted skateboarding company also reveals to people a new movement to come. As the skateboard is the derivative of the surfing movement, the seventies skateboarding culture with surfing imprint, skateboarders built skateboard parks are in the simulation surfing terrain. Until the United States California Santa Monica's "westerly" skateboard team to abandon the surf props, the first time the keyhole pool as a practice vertical surface skateboarding the venue, and set off in the United States "pool skateboarding", thus, skateboarding began to surf , Not only from the equipment, venues, but also from the staff completely separated, and formed their own language, skills, dress style and music hobbies.