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The History of Skateboarding

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Skateboarding has had one of the most unique and turbulent histories of any sport (or hobby) in the history of North America. The sport has gone from grass root home-made boards, to being one of the most popular sports in the USA, only to crash into oblivion before resurfacing as a past time for punks and kids up to no good. Despite the changing point of view of popular opinion, the sport has held a core of devotees who kept the sport alive when it seemed all but forgotten.

Infographic by Sean Lind

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