Skateboarding has gone through a long and complex evolution to reach its current form. Skateboarding events offers an opportunity to see creativity, skill and passion on display as boarders perform their gravity defying tricks. Expect to see some bruising along the way!!
From boxes with wheel to an Olympic sport
Skateboarding was born in the 1940's in California as an activity for surfers to engage in when the waves where flat. The first versions of modern skateboards were actually just wooden boxes with wheels strapped to the base. Injury was a common occurrence, as you can imagine. Throughout its long history skateboarding has seen many rises and falls in popularity. As an industry, it has seen two major financial crashes, but the practice itself has always been continued by those who love skateboarding. These counter-cultural enthusiast have consistently found places to hone their craft and perfect their art, whether through the use of sanctioned skate halls or abandoned swimming pools. Skateboarding emerged from the darkness of the underground scene shortly after 2000, increasing in popularity thanks to video games and better skateboards becoming available for less money. It has now reached a landmark in it journey to be taken seriously as a sport and is recognized as an Olympic event.
The artist meets the athlete
Skateboarding styles are exceptionally varied in keeping with the eccentric and individually creative nature of its proponents. Consequently there are a huge amounts of skateboarding events on offer. Slalom is a downhill version where skaters dodge obstacles at high speeds. Vert is probably one of the most recognisable, taking place on large curved ramps which allow skaters to achieve great aerial height and speed to perform their tricks with. Park skating is a style that is adopted in skate-parks and incorporates a variety of styles into a single synchronous event. Purchasing skateboarding tickets from StubHub.com allows you to experience more than great skateboarding skills. It offers a chance to see great athletes risk serious injury in the pursuit of creativity and the freedom that skaters experience when pushing their decks to the very limits. You also get a chance to experience the unique culture that goes along with any skateboarding gathering. While skateboarding has steadily been evolving into a sport, it also remains a way of life that incorporates individuals of all kinds of skills level, interest and goals. The result is a communal vibe that is rare, and it manages to add a colour to each skateboarding event that has to be experienced in person to be truly understood. Buy your skateboarding tickets now and enjoy fun fit for the whole family.