Some interesting information about skateboarding:
Skateboarding - an extreme sport consisting in driving as well as by various tricks on a skateboard. A person engaged in skateboarding, skateboarder or skater called.
Skateboarding has appeared in the late 1930s - early 1950s, among the Californian surfers who could not deal with surfing when there were waves. The first skateboards were boxes and boards with attached wheels. Later boxes have been replaced by boards of pressed layers of wood - similar to those currently used.
With the evolution of skateparks and ramp skating, the skateboard began to change. Early skate tricks had consisted mainly of two-dimensional freestyle manoeuvres like riding on only two wheels, spinning only on the back wheels , high jumping over a bar and landing on the board again, also known as a "hippie jump", long jumping from one board to another, or slalom.
A skateboard is a type of sports equipment used primarily for the activity of skateboarding. It usually consists of a specially designed maplewood board combined with a polyurethane coating used for making smoother slides and stronger durability.
A skateboard is propelled by pushing with one foot while the other remains on the board, or by pumping one's legs in structures such as a bowl or half pipe. A skateboard can also be used by simply standing on the deck while on a downward slope and allowing gravity to propel the board and rider. If the rider positions their right foot forward, he/she is said to ride "goofy;" if the rider positions their left foot forward, he/she is said to ride "regular." If the rider is normally regular but chooses to ride goofy, he/she is said to be riding in "switch," and vice versa. A skater is typically more comfortable pushing with their back foot; choosing to push with the front foot is commonly referred to as riding "mongo".