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Leap of Faith
jamie thomas attempting the leap of faith.

2 - amazing moments for skating
dave bachinsky kickflipping el toro.

danny way jumping the great wall of china.

foto11 - amazing moments for skating

bob burnquist jumping into the grand canyon.
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Posted: 2009-04-27 12:00:46

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  • TheFact - replied 2009-04-29 02:52:11
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    Skateboarding was probably born sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s when surfers in California wanted something to surf when the waves were flat. No one knows who made the first board, rather, it seems that several people came up with similar ideas at around the same time. These first skateboarders started with wooden boxes or boards with roller skate wheels attached to the bottom. The boxes turned into planks, and eventually companies were producing decks of pressed layers of wood -- similar to the skateboard decks of today. During this time, skateboarding was seen as something to do for fun besides surfing, and was therefore often referred to as "Sidewalk Surfing".

    Skateboarding is relatively modern. A key skateboarding maneuver, the ollie, was developed in the late 1970s by Alan "Ollie" Gelfand as a half-pipe maneuver. Freestyle skateboarder Rodney Mullen was the first to take it to flat ground and later invented the kickflip and its variations.

    Interesting facts
    The use, ownership and sale of skateboards were forbidden in Norway, during the period between 1978 and 1989. The ban was said to be due to the perceived high number of injuries caused by boards. The ban led skateboarders to construct ramps in the forest and other secluded areas to avoid the police.

    The United States Marine Corps tested the usefulness of commercial off-the-shelf skateboards during urban combat military exercises in the late 1990s in a program called Urban Warrior '99. Their special purpose was "for maneuvering inside buildings in order to detect tripwires and sniper fire".

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  • ew1090 - replied 2009-04-27 12:11:18
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    skateboarding is the best ever!!!
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  • sowhat - replied 2009-04-27 13:25:48
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    Whoa, grand canyon one is the most badass thing I've seen.
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  • subliminalXIII - replied 2009-04-27 18:12:16
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    OPM - heaven is a halfpipe

    one of my favourite songs ever.
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  • xxicexzeroxx - replied 2009-04-28 12:32:17
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    *gasped* =o
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  • foreigner - replied 2009-04-28 15:19:35
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    that is crazy =O
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  • Fall3nAng3l19 - replied 2009-08-11 14:15:12
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    that is crazy kewl
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  • Bekenel - replied 2011-01-11 12:54:18
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    my god these guys are awesome!
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  • ilovecats - replied 2011-01-11 12:59:13
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    skateboarding and snowboarding are probaly the two coolest things EVER.

    besides cats.
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