Essays Tagged: "Skateboard"

Skateboarders nationwide restless, a problem that needs attention?

Skateboarders Nationwide Restless; A problem that needs attention?Skateboarding. A sport that only r ... It seems pretty simple, doesn't it? Well it's not, and for one important reason.On a typical day, a skateboarder usually gets up at about 10a.m., throws their board in the trunk of their car, puts a B ... ntil you are exhausted, and go to bed early only to wake up and repeat the process the next morning.Skateboarders are mostly straight-edge, which means that they do not use drugs, or alcohol. This is ...

(7 pages) 52 1 4.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

This essay is about skateboarding and rollerblading

Skateboarding and RollerbladingWhen comparing skateboarding and rollerblading, you must first consid ... skateboarding and rollerblading, you must first consider which is going to be easier for you. When skateboarding you are actually on top of the object where as in rollerblading you wear the skates li ... e as in rollerblading you wear the skates like you would shoes.There are two styles styles for both skateboarding and rollerblading. Street and Vert. Street for skateboarding is mostly done by skaters ...

(1 pages) 48 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

The Physics of Skateboarding (The conceptual physics of skateboarding)

Skateboarding is a sport in which somebody rides a board that is made out of different layers of woo ... in which somebody rides a board that is made out of different layers of wood and has wheels on it. Skateboarding has been around since the early 1950's and originated from surfing. There is a surpris ... tatic friction, air resistance, gravity, potential and kinetic energy, and work are all involved in skateboarding and how skateboarding works altogether. I will explain the physics involved in riding ...

(9 pages) 68 1 4.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Childhood and how life changes are effected by what happens in our childhood

g games, and breaking stuff, all kinds of stuff that you remember as a kid. We would always used to skateboard and do some filming with my video camera, which I'm so pleased of now. You think to your ...

(2 pages) 275 8 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Skateboarding (New subject: Sciences: Sports: Classification)

Skateboarding is a very extreme sport. Professional skateboarders are dedicated to being as extreme ... eme sport. Professional skateboarders are dedicated to being as extreme as they can in competition. Skateboard competition is divided into three categories which are: vert, street, and freestyle.The f ... held in large half pipes. A half pipe is considered the more difficult one. While on the half pipe, skateboarders try to rise beyond the coping of the half pipe and perform various tricks. Vert compet ...

(1 pages) 29 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

The Physics of skateboarding

The Physics of Skateboarding Skateboarding is a popular and exciting sport. It may not seem like it but it h ... a popular and exciting sport. It may not seem like it but it has a lot to do with physics. In fact skateboarding wouldn't possible with out physics. And while many aspects of skateboarding amaze peop ... fy the laws of physics, but actually use them to their advantage. One of the main parts of a skateboard is the deck or board. It is usually made of 7-layered plywood, although there have been b ...

(6 pages) 91 6 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Skateboarding

SKATEBOARDING HISTORYThe first skateboards were actually more like scooters, with the undercarriage ... wheels attached to a two by four. Once the pushbar of the scooter-like contraption was broken off, skateboarding was born.It wasn't until the 1950's, when the surfing craze was in full swing, that pe ... was born.It wasn't until the 1950's, when the surfing craze was in full swing, that people realized skateboarding could recreate the feeling of riding a wave. This connection with surfing gave skatebo ...

(6 pages) 44 0 4.3 Jun/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Bad Luck for A Friend, Bad Luck For Me.

were arriving home from junior high. Things would fly towards his face, be it a soccer ball or his skateboard. He had a chronic stomach flu that kept him out of school for weeks. His eyes like the ey ... eks at times. Every morning I wake up with pain up my back and my knees, probably from the years of skateboarding and I look in the San Francisco Chronicle to see that The Giants have lost their chanc ...

(3 pages) 19 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Dreams, English essay.

ream may be a simple one, but to me it is more important than one might think. I have a passion for skateboarding; ever since 6th grade I have been hooked. Nights, weekends, even my senior prom, I hav ... ng; ever since 6th grade I have been hooked. Nights, weekends, even my senior prom, I have given to skateboarding. The freedom is uncanny; I almost consider it an art form. Unlike sports, skateboardin ...

(1 pages) 589 1 2.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The director of "Dog Town and Z boys", Stacy Peralta, shapes the viewer to accept the argument that surfing and skateboarding as a sport was a life style and a cultural movement

of "Dog Town and Z boys", Stacy Peralta, shapes the viewer to accept the argument that surfing and skateboarding as a sport was a life style and a cultural movement which was revolutionized by the Ze ... an award winning documentary.In the mid 70's the Zephyr Surf team filled in their time by making a skateboard out of what they could find. Every individual in the Zephyr team began to skate, to fill ...

(3 pages) 18 0 3.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

What can be done to change the negative reputation of skateboarders?

I have read and heard different stories about how skateboarding started, some say 1940's, 50's, 60's and even 70's, but the book that I trust the most ... ng started, some say 1940's, 50's, 60's and even 70's, but the book that I trust the most says that skateboarding started out in the early 1900's. But they were nothing like the skateboards you will s ... started out in the early 1900's. But they were nothing like the skateboards you will see today. The skateboarders would take the bottoms of roller-skates and connect them to the bottom of a 2x4. They ...

(12 pages) 17 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Desription

, stress, sadness, or just help get my mind off something. The friend that I am talking about is my skateboard. In this paper I will describe what it looks like and some what how it is it together. ... the king pins face the in side of the deck, or each other. Their are four wheels total on a skateboard. The wheels are made form molding urethane. Inserted into both sides of every wheel is a ...

(2 pages) 350 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Evoluton Of The Snakeboard

rd useing trial and error.They built many prototypes until one thought "why not take two kicks of a skateboard and drill them to a metal bar then put straps on the kicks." There was the first snakeboa ... ge material called "zytel" a plastic rubber mix.The first types of snakeboards were just kicks of a skateboard with a metal bar in the middle. Little did the man know they were on a goldmine, Now afte ...

(1 pages) 412 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Skatebaording

Yesterday I was skateboarding on the side of the sidewalk and a man came out of his house yelling and cussing at me ... hat I was drunk, maybe had drugs and was throwing rocks at him. I don't know about you, but I think skateboarders get blamed for everything.From personal experiences, I know that everywhere you skate, ... From some other personal experiences, people make skaters leave our hangouts just because we have a skateboard in our hands. At my school, my principal, Mr. Rizzardi, took away my skateboard (that was ...

(1 pages) 359 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Opinion

ause they are different looking teenagers? I think that if a police officer sees a kid that is on a skateboard or has baggy clothes they take them for a bad person and think it's alright to harass the ... er just there to help now cops will just stop you walking down the road and search you or take your skateboard. This to me is not fair because police officers are supposed to there to help the general ...

(2 pages) 10 0 1.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Media Coursework: Comparison Between "The Simpsons", "Futurama" and "Family guy"

ng one of the main characters. The school bell then rings, so the boy rushes out and jumps onto his skateboard. This gives you the impression that he is a typical American boy who hates school and lik ... ves you the impression that he is a typical American boy who hates school and likes video games and skateboarding, the camera then cuts to a man who is wearing safety gloves and handling chemicals, wh ...

(7 pages) 28 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Teenage Politics

ve it down, well you don't. I'm not saying I do by any means. I'm as clueless as any other kid on a skateboard or in a "rock and roll" band. But seriously, honestly..we are all just kids with the same ...

(4 pages) 433 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The History Of Skateboarding

History of Skateboarding Skateboarding began with little boys and girls experimenting with what they ha ... ing with what they had. They stuck 2' by 4's on some old skates.Tthat was all they needed to invent skateboarding Well at least what they needed to come up with the idea. There wasn't any one i ... ell at least what they needed to come up with the idea. There wasn't any one inventor of the skateboard. It just has developed over the years all the way from the early 1900's. It began by hamm ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Skateboarding

Hi, my name is bob. What I do for fun is skateboard. I would skateboard everyday thinking I would never get hurt. One day I went skateboardin ... r the pain I felt. It's a terrible feeling and because of that I remember it so well. I went skateboarding at one of my favorite skateboarding spots. I had been skating all day almost. It was h ... it because I would have felt stupid asking for help. Sitting in the road I quickly got up, threw my skateboard out of the way and hopped to the nearest bench. As I took of my shoe witch was not easy t ...

(2 pages) 467 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Rob Dyrdek Name? Nick name? Rob Dyrdek, AKA DAX(as Jason

in the middle (Ohio).Goofy or regular foot? Goofy, but come on, is there really a stance these days.Skateboard set up specs? I ride nothing but a 31.1x7.4 SEEK board, Orion 5.0 "Ultimate" trucks crank ... p speed… but it could be the 180 to switch crooks… that might be the funnest trick in skateboarding.Favorite terrain? I love nothing more than perfect natural rails with no cracks.Favori ...

(2 pages) 1433 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists