Skateboarding a sport of spirit.Skateboarding is the sport of riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. A skateboard is sports equipment which has 'Deck' (top of the board), 'Truck' (base which is attached to both board and wheels and 'Wheels'. A person who rides on a skateboard is most often referred to as a skateboarder, or normally within the skateboarding community, as a skater.
Skateboarding can be a recreational activity, an art form, a job, or a method of transportation. 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. A key skateboarding maneuver, the Ollie, a skateboarding trick was developed in the late 1970s by Alan "Ollie" Gelfand as a half-pipe maneuver. Freestyle skateboarder Rodney Mullenwas the first to take it to flat ground and later invented the kick flip and its variations.