Skateboarding 2002 report found that there were 18.5 million skateboarders in the world. 85 percent of skateboarders polled who had used a board in the last year were under the age of 18, and 74 percent were male. Skateboarding is relatively modern. A key skateboarding maneuver, the ollie, was developed in the late 1970s by Alan “Ollie” Gelfand as a half-pipe maneuver. Freestyle skateboarder Rodnet Mullen was the first to take it to flat ground and later invented the kick flip and its variations.
Lo skateboarding, oppure semplicemente skateboard o skate, è un “extreme sport”, genere totalmente diverso dagli sport abituali, nato in California negli anni '60. In un certo senso, si può dire che lo skateboarding sia stato inventato per permettere ai surfisti di praticare il proprio sport anche in assenza di mare mosso. Lo si pratica con …