Skateboarding a way to express yourself
Skateboarding has come a long way since the days when surfers who couldn't ride any waves decided to put wheels on wooden boards and start riding the concrete streets. It was something they could do after they were done surfing. Skateboarding was very different back then from the version we see now. It was mostly low-to-the-ground skateboarding and going down slopes.
After the invention of the "Ollie" by Alan Gelfand, skateboarding went from just low-to-the-ground skateboarding to the flips and crazy tricks we see now a days. Most of the tricks on skateboarding derive from variations fo the ollie. Music also has a very deep connection with skateboarding.
After the rise of punk music in the late 90's, skateboarders now had a more raw, edgy and dangerous attitude towards them. This helped skateboarding's popularity rise again. It helped them express their discomfort against the system that raged during that time.
Over the course of time skateboarding has become a more serious and exciting sport instead of just a hobby. It will continue to evolve, change and improve in the years to come. It will help skaters express their feelings and vent their frustrations on the concrete streets everywhere.