History of Skateboards and Skateboarding
early as the 1930s, kids attached roller skates onto two-by-fours boards,
but it wasn't until 1958 that the modern skateboard was developed.
Short history of the skateboard.
The skateboard was originally conceived as a means of surfing outside of
On August 17, 1993, patent #5,236,208
was issued to Thomas Welsh for a platform steerable skateboard.
The "Ollie" was invented by Alan
Ollie Gelfand. The Ollie is a skateboarding trick involving a leap into
the air with the skateboard staying flush with the feet.
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