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Skateboarding is the act of riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. A person who skateboards is most often referred to as a skateboarder, or just skater.

Skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. A 2002 report by American Sports Data found that there were 18.5 million skateboarders in the world. 85 percent of skateboarders polled who had used a board in the last year were under the age of 18, and 74 percent were male.

Skateboarding is relatively modern. A key skateboarding maneuver, the ollie, was developed in the late 1970s by Alan "Ollie" Gelfand as a half-pipe maneuver. Freestyle skateboarder Rodney Mullen was the first to take it to flat ground and later invented the kickflip and its variations...

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Quick Tip by . June 07, 2010
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Skateboarding looks like so much fun; I really wish I could balance well enough to do it.
Quick Tip by . September 24, 2009
My all-time favorite mode of transportation! My fave sound besides a needle on a record are skateboard wheels on concrete...nothing better.
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