Skating Subculture: Street Skateboarding in 1985

In 1985, a seismic shift occurred in the world of skateboarding as the scene transitioned from ramps to the streets. Street skateboarding emerged as a subculture within the larger skateboarding community, driven by the desire to conquer urban landscapes.

The streets became the canvas for skaters to express themselves creatively. Stairs, rails, and ledges became the new obstacles, and skaters embraced a raw, guerrilla-style approach to riding. The do-it-yourself ethos flourished as skaters transformed the urban environment into a playground for their tricks.

This era saw the birth of the first street-style skateboard decks, designed specifically to withstand the rigors of street skating. Skateboarders became urban nomads, exploring the cityscape in search of new challenges and unique spots to conquer.

Join us as we delve into the subculture of street skateboarding in 1985, exploring the birth of a movement that would reshape the landscape of the sport.

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