The life of men is better and better. Therefore, the modern sport is growing. Besides the traditional sports include athletic, swimming, football…today appears a plenty of the new active sports with youthful, adventurous quality which appealed to youth. We can easily realize these matters through Hip-hop trend on over the world.
With the effervescent Rap music, Graffiti delicate street layout, BMX sports (bike performances), Skateboarding and FMX (terrain motorcycle) which were participated in practicing and watching extremely excited. So, what skateboard is and why it brought the attraction to both players and viewers. Skateboarding is performed on the deck with different skills. The skaters are often called skateboarder. This is able to be considered the art, sport, hobby or the transportation. However, skateboarding is showed like an art of street artists because of the complexity skills of it and requiring creativity. The board is generally the elliptical shape and motifs, colors on the board which show the personality and style of owner. Skateboarding is originated from surfing activities in California in 1950s. The strong development of Hip-hop movement helped skateboard which quickly becomes the favorite sport of the youth. According to the American sports association in 2002, there are 12.5 million skateboarders; until 2005, there are 32 million people who took part in this sport. When skating, players feel free, adventurous and are able to assert themselves. In addition, skateboarders feel the ingenuity about technique, strength of each jumping. This sport which has attracted players and audiences by the special feeling has evolved over four periods. The first period, in the 1950s, it was taken shape from surfing activities in California. Meanwhile, skateboarding was only called “fake surfing” (emulated surfing). The middle of 1950s, when the first companies about skateboard were launched; especially, Back to the Future movie had the appearance of the skateboard, this sport began developing strongly. Moreover, the first magazine about skateboard was published in 1965. At that time, the first world championship was also held. However, by the late 1960s, this sport lost its position with the collapse of a series of skateboard factory. The second period began in 1970. Frank Nasaworthy invented the skateboard which was used synthetic resin. This one brought players faster speed and easier controlling. Nevertheless, until the late 1970s, the skateboard continued to go down. The third period started in the first 1990s with the formation of freestyle skateboard. It is pretty attractive the youth because the skills include swiveling overhead with 360 degrees or sliding on the stairs. Nonetheless, the performances on the street too much led to the ban from the judiciary of the United State in order to ensure civil liberties which had leveled off skateboarding the time. Before the essential demand as well as the passion of youth, the manufacturers has invested and researched the high technology skateboard. Concurrently, it is pushed into a new sport with personalities. The synthetic skating material has felt excited for skateboarders. The playground is also designed so as to help the player freedom in their performances. At present, skateboarding has become a culture of the youth in the western countries is being replicated in developing countries. It is gradually an integral part of the X-game competitions on around the world. The developing of this sport has put it into two aspects with different relative characteristics. The first aspect keeps the original skills with street performance. It is noticed that creates the impressed skateboarding with wild and nature features. The second aspect of the skateboarding trend on the world is modernizing brings it into a competition sport with excellent skateboarders. Therefore, X-Game Tournament is organized by ESPN sport channel. Hundreds of the professional and amateur skateboarders as well as athletes with other sports are gathered together in order to exchange and compete in this tournament. Because of the appearance of this contest, the skateboarding is more and more developed in recent years. At here, the skaters are able to perform their polished skills. Moreover, this sport has expanded worldwide with Hip-hop trend. The image of the Rapper who appeared is always associated with skateboarder. The new style is strongly spreading in over the world.
There are the skateboards that most of skateboarders dreamt.