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Skateboarding as a Hobby


Skateboarding is a hobby which has become quite popular due to the fact that it can be easily practiced in the urban landscape. One of the main advantages of skateboarding is that you need not specifically go to the arena in order to practice skateboarding. You can easily practice it within the urban landscape.

Also, there is a lot of scope for innovation when it comes to pursuing skateboarding as a hobby.

Introduction to skateboarding

Skateboarding was first practiced in the 1950s when the first skateboard was built by Hobie Alter. It was then known by the name of sidewalk surfing. At that point in time, the skateboard was not as refined as it is currently. It just consisted of a plank of wood fixed with the wheels. That is why skateboarding as art was not an interesting venture.

Benefits of skateboarding 

Some of the benefits of skateboarding include:

• Can be practiced in an urban landscape

• Easy to practice

• Innovation possible

• Cheap hobby to pursue


How to get started with skateboarding

The first thing which you have to keep in mind when it comes to skateboarding is that you have to choose the right kind of skateboard. If you're looking into the average size of the skateboard, it is around 7.75 inches. Therefore, the first thing which you have to look into is to pick the right kind of the skateboard. Once you are able to pick the right kind of skateboard you become accustomed to it, it would become amazingly simple for you to perform the tricks as well.


Skateboard tricks

You need to always start with the basic tricks like:

• Ollie

• Nollie

• kickflip

• Heel Flip

Once you're accustomed to the basic tricks, thereafter only you can think about innovating.


Why is skateboarding so interesting

Skateboarding is an innovative hobby that many people are attracted to it. It is more like an art rather than a sport. This is what attracts so many people to skateboarding. Skateboarding is also recognized as a sport worldwide.


Therefore, if you're pursuing it as a hobby, you can consistently improve your skills in order to pursue it as a sport. Also, the regular tournaments have a significant prize as well which makes it easier for you to make a career out of it rather than just to pursue it as a hobby.

So, when you're looking to pursue a hobby in the urban landscape, skateboarding is one of the perfect options for you. 



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