The Loveland Skatepark consists of two distinct areas: a bowl and a modular park. It covers an area of approximately 1000 m². A devilishly complete spot with a clover-shaped bowl, a modular skatepark with quarters, jump tables topped with low walls, ledges, steps. There are also small walls on the side.
Nearby are also 2 hockey areas.
History Of Skateboarding Loveland Co
Some years ago, in the 80s and 90s, a new fashion was raging among the new generations: the skateboard.
While everybody knew the roller skates that became rollers, a new way of moving was discovered, of having fun on the street with this “rolling board” different from the others. Take a moment to look at our loveland co real estate agent page.
But where does the skateboard come from? How has it evolved during all these years? Who are the mythical figures of this sporting activity.
The origin of skateboarding
In fact, the ancestor of the skateboard appeared in the 30s, it was called then “scooter”.
At that time, there was no need to attend skate classes to have fun, you had to improvise: the skateboard was a kind of improvised scooter that the children of parents who did not have financial means had transformed recovering old skates, a box was nailed or codal that served as a handlebar on the skates.
Afterwards, the handlebar was quickly abandoned because its function limited the displacements, it served more to lean than to direct the device, as was the case in a real scooter.
The evolution of the skateboard.
Skate on the road like Marty McFly!
For those who do not know the movie “Back to the Future”, there is a nod in the first episode of the trilogy when we discovered Marty McFly in the 50s pursued by other young people who drive.
The hero then uses one of these scooters and pulls the handlebar to transform it into a skateboard.
In the mid-50s, fashion is surfing and more specifically roll-surfing, or surfboard.
The first skateboards were created and used by surfers who wanted to continue surfing on the days when there were no waves, thus defining the skateboard as an object of substitution in order to surf the sidewalks: the “sidewalk surfboard” was born.
Throughout the years and until the mid-60s, skateboarding will be subject to numerous technological evolutions, both in terms of the material of the wheels and that of the board.
Its dimensions and shapes will also change, which will help it gain popularity among the youth of the 60s.
A first brand in the commercialization of the skateboard appears: Makaha Skateboards, launched by Larry Stevenson and considered today as the pioneer in the sale of skateboards.
Without even the skate courses, the first skate competition takes place in 1963 and it becomes a worldwide phenomenon.
With the marks that emerge, the first vestimentary codes appear, like the first shoes of the Vans’s house that we will see on the feet of all the followers of the skateboard.
However, the Californian style begins to tire and the skateboard then knows its first decline in popularity.
At the beginning of the 80s, the skateboard has literally fallen into oblivion.
The practice is maintained despite everything in the urban environment and the skateboarders use the configuration of their cities to surf as they like it. With the will to develop their knowledge, without desires to follow skate courses as they follow piano or judo courses, the skaters leave the skateparks to walk around the city.
New ways to enjoy skateboarding
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New techniques appear in skateboarding, such as the jump of spaces, the jump of steps.
At the same time, the practice on ramps is increasingly successful, it becomes fashionable, but it is still a sport practiced by a minority of fans.
The movie “Regreso al futuro” returns to skate fashion, popularizing it again.
In this period, the skate becomes more technical, leaving aside the aesthetic aspect and new figures appear as the flip or the switch that requires skating with the opposite leg to what would be the usual.
Skate courses then begin to be developed in Spain, in Europe and around the world.
The modern skate has been born and about 20 new figures are registered in some years as the kickflip or the heelflip.
New technical figures
Master the tarmac like Tony Hank!
The hip-hop movement that knows extraordinary success during these years allows the skateboard to enjoy a renewed popularity: great figures of the skateboard contribute to this notoriety such as Tony Hawk, Mark Gonzales or Spike Jones.
The year 2000
For 15 years now, the universe of skateboarding has nothing to show to the public, it has become a sport with all the law and a great way to move that is part of our customs.