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The Ultimate Skateboarding Quiz
by Staff
Skateboarding was born from the minds of bored surfers in Southern California who sought some fun when waves were lame. Now it's a top extreme sport and part of a multimillion dollar industry. Dust off your deck and see how much you know.

The first skateboard was built in what year?

  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1973

Who was the first person to complete a 900-degree aerial rotation?

  • Stacy Peralta
  • Tony Hawk
  • Nobody has ever completed a successful 900.

Skateboarding was originally called what?

  • Street waving
  • Flatboarding
  • Sidewalk surfing

More than half of the skateboarders in the United States live in what state?

  • California
  • Florida
  • Arizona

Which body part is most often injured while skateboarding?

  • Wrist
  • Knee
  • Leg

Skateboarding was banned for more than 20 years because of injury rates in what country?

  • England
  • Canada
  • Norway

The first skate park was built in which California town?

  • Venice
  • Carlsbad
  • Bakersfield

How many skateboard decks are manufactured each month in the United States?

  • 1,000,000
  • 100,000
  • 500,000

How many people are estimated to take part in skateboarding in the United States each year?

  • 9.3 million
  • 5.4 million
  • 15.5 million

How much money is generated by the skateboarding industry each year?

  • $1 billion
  • $500 million
  • $3 billion