Physics of Skateboarding

By Zoë Scott

What is skateboarding?

Skateboarding is the act of riding a skateboard as a hobby, a job, or for transportation. It was born in the early 1950's by surfers who wanted something to ride on while the waves were flat. There are many different forms of physics applied into trick skateboarding. Three tricks I will break down are Manual, Ollie, and the Hippy Jump.

Works Cited

Tesler, Pearl. "Asphalt Acrobats." Scientific American Presents (2000): 68. MAS Ultra - School Edition. Web. 1 May 2014.

"Jumping: The Ollie" Exploratorium. n.p., n.d. Web. 1 May. 2014