Skateboarding: How did it come to be? It actually came in existence in the 1950s when a group of surfers wanted to recreate the feeling of surfing a wave by surfing on land. They took flat wooden planks and attached roller-skate wheels underneath and went “Sidewalk Surfing". Between the 1950s through the 1980s, skateboarding had faded into the shadows but the lifestyle was brought back into limelight with skating legends such as Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, and Bam Margera (to name a few) who make skateboarding a way of life.
According to professional skateboarder Bam Margera, you have to “do what you do, have fun doing it, and try not to be too miserable. " That is his philosophy on living life while skateboarding to new heights. Margera skates for Team Element. This skateboard company is based in California. They design the most radical skateboard decks offered to those who want to ride the air. Element skateboard decks are one of the best in the industry and have awesome board quality. There are four different types of constructions for Element skateboard decks: Helium, Fiberlight, Featherlight, and Thriftwood. No matter which construction you choose, you are going to get a great element skateboard deck with awesome graphic designs.
Once you have the perfect skateboard deck and wheels, you are ready to trick and ride some air. Try out an ollie, a pop shove-it, a crooked grind, nose slide, possibly a nose pick? If you are new to skating it might just be best to bomb a hill. But be warned: you might bail.
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