Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Retail skateboards were first marketed in 1958 by Bill and Mark Richard of Dana Point, California. They attached roller skate wheels from the Chicago Roller Skate Company to a plank of wood and sold them in their Val Surf Shops.As skateboarding became more popular, Larry Stevenson created the "kick tail" on a skateboard which led to the design of the trick board. The sport of skating was considered to be an outcast sport because of its strong ties to the punk and rebel movement during the 90s. It wasn't until the 2000s X Games that skateboarding made a new name for itself as an official sport.