One of the activities that is most enjoyable when participating in sports outdoors is wheeled sports, such as roller hockey and inline skating. The joy of being on wheels, outdoors, when it is sunny and playing hockey with your team, your family, and your friends, is a joy that is worth reflecting on, at least in this article.
Spring and summer days in some cities mean spending time outdoors with your family. Picnics, tennis matches, walking dogs in the park are all ways of bonding with family and spending time with loved ones that would normally not be spent. Taking time to do activities with your loved ones is important, when the daily demands take up much time.
Often, this time spent with family can result in repaired relationships from damaged times. These times include time spent away from family, with the possibility of engaging in some kind of personal behavior that results in a lesson from family that you should never do it again. These are the possibilities of a relationship needing repair.
A relationship with a loved one can often fester over time, becoming a hardship on the family as a whole if one or two of three or four of the members are not talking. This is a serious issue within a family, as family cohesiveness is important, generally speaking, for overall happiness.
When it comes to participating in outdoor activities, there are plenty available that can bring family together. These include bocci ball, Frisbee Golf, volleyball, motor biking, flipping on the side of a water board in a lake, barbecuing, and so much more. These are just a few of the activities available for outdoor enjoyment with family or friends.
In times like these, it’s important to take the context of your personal feelings and put them aside for the greater good or use this time as an opportunity to open up about your personal feelings and have a deep discussion on the importance of a particular moment that may have altered your relationship.
One of these sports that is so popular as an outdoor activity is skateboarding. Skateboarding gained popularity in the 1980s and continued to gain steam up until the mid-2000s, when it was popular to skateboard and skateboarders were looked at as somewhat athletes.
The popularity of skateboarding coincided with the rise of counterculture in the 1990s. Counterculture in the 1990s, perhaps associated with shock-rock bands like Nirvana, gained popularity with beanies, long hair, tight jeans, and so much more. Many of these skateboarders were men and it is possible they attracted women who were drawn to culture.
It reached a point where skateboarding and other counterculture activities were featured in what ESPN, the national and largest sports network, billed as “The X-Games.” In the X-Games, people were featured doing skateboarding activities, including the “big bowl,” the “small bowl,” the “grinding on rails,” and the “half-pipe.”
It drew in a certain amount of ratings and was featured on ESPN for a number of years as the popularity of skateboarding rose and then fell, as it fell out of the national consciousness. Today, the sport has a much different outlook, with many events that were held previously were possibly downsized or canceled after lack of participation.
Today, about 11 million people report that they enjoy skateboarding as a leisure activity. 77.1% of male, while 23.9% are female. With a core skater being defined as someone who skates more than 26 times per year (and a casual skater anything less than that), 83.4% of core skaters are male, while 16.6% are female.
Skateboarding is still a leisure activity for the most part. There are over 500 skateboarding parks in the United States, with many available in certain regions throughout the country. This has led to the rise of the new type of skateboard–the electric skate board.
The electric skate board is a type of skateboard that runs off a battery. The battery is generally big and is connected by wires to the wheels. This battery powers the electric skate board, making it go as fast as 30 miles per hour. The electric skate board goes by many names:
- Off road electric skateboard
- Powered skateboard
- Motorized longboard
- Motor skateboard
- Electric powered longboard
These are all names for the electric skate board. It is a popular item.