Skateboarding was all a fury in a North East 40 years ago

January 4, 2018 - skateboarding

Forty years ago and these youngsters in West Denton, Newcastle, were examination Mark Howard denote his skills.

The skateboard materialisation began in a United States (where else?) in a 1940s and 50s, reaching a UK a few decades later.

But what of a all-action competition currently – how renouned is it in a segment now compared to a serene days of 4 decades ago?

A orator during a Tyneside skateboard dilettante said: “It’s a competition whose recognition comes and goes, depending on trends and tastes and fashions.

“At a impulse it’s on a high – and some-more renouned than it was, say, 10 years ago.

“There is a genuine seductiveness right now in a aesthetics component of a competition – a equipment, a brands and a clothes.”

Good fitness with those nosegrinds and boardslides, folks!

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