June 22, 2007, Newsletter Issue #71: Skateboard Origins

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The modern skateboard was first introduced in the 1950s. It's predecessor, the scooter, was the first contraption around in which the operator had to push a board on wheels to gain motion. Control and stability were obtained by using the vertical bar at the front end of the board, whereas in modern skateboarding, it's all in the foot.

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