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Skateboards for Work and Working Out - New York Times

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New York Times Skateboards for Work and Working Out New York Times Ryan Daughtridge, founder of the New York City-based skateboarding company Bustin Boards, said that skateboards designed for commuting have bigger and softer wheels for a smoother...
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Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art | pilesofdeadhipsters

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HowStuffWorks "Skateboarding History"

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Skateboarding is one of the most popular sports and has inspired its own culture. Learn about the basics of skateboarding and the history of skateboarding.
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Skateboarding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. Skateboarding can also be considered a recreational activity, an art form, a job, or a method of transportation.[1] Skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. A 2002 report found that there were 18.5 million skateboarders in the world. 85% of skateboarders polled who had used a board in the last year were under the age of 18, and 74% were male.[2]

Since the 1970s, skateparks have been constructed specifically for use by skateboarders, Freestyle BMXers, aggressive skaters, and very recently, scooters.[3]

Skateboarding was probably born sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s when surfers in California wanted something to surf when the waves were flat. No one knows who made the first board; it seems that several people came up with similar ideas at around the same time. These first skateboarders started with wooden boxes or boards with roller skate wheels attached to the bottom. An American WAC, Betty Magnuson, reported seeing French children in the Montmartre section of Paris riding on boards with roller skate wheels attached to them in late 1944.[4] The boxes turned into planks, and eventually companies were producing decks of pressed layers of wood — similar to the skateboard decks of today. During this time, skateboarding was seen as something to do for fun besides surfing, and was therefore often called "sidewalk surfing" and performed barefoot.[5]

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Skate helps French autistic children get on board - RFI

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The Vans Downtown Showdown international skateboard contest, held in Paris last weekend, drew top skateboarders from all over the world.
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Skateboard Design: History of Skateboarding | Exploratorium

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Riding styles have changed many times, and are still evolving. Skateboard designers have to change the design of boards to support and enhance those styles.
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