When it comes to adventure or extreme sports, the people in general who are not aware about them much, are bound to get amazed with the verities of it, which is normal. Aggressive inline skating is one more variant of extreme sports which keeps on amaze people. Here we are with the simplest of meaning on everything about Aggressive Inline Skating.
Everything about Aggressive Inline Skating
Aggressive inline skating is one of the variants of inline skating. This version is executed on the specially designed inline skates with the major focus is on grindings and spins. Rolling, skating, rollerblading or blading are a few of the popular names of Aggressive inline skating.
Popularity of Aggressive Inline Skating
This adventure sport is hugely popular in the United States of America and one can find young people performing it on the streets or at the skate parks often, all across the USA. The street skating is vastly performed on the grinds which are there on the rails and ledges. Skaters also use the jumps from the tall heights which are also known as ‘gaps’. In the park skating variant the skater reconstructs the obstacles mentioned above, along with the bowls and rams on which he or she can perform the ‘vert’ skating.
Brief History about Aggressive inline Skating
It all started in the year 1980 when a group of ice hockey players from Minnesota were looking to do their practice differently and slowly this kind of practice became popular and then became an authentic sport in no time. Not only that the Scott and Brennan Olson company also formed a company called Rollerblade Inc. to promote the skates specially made for inline skating. The sport kept on developing for next few years and only in the early 1990s it came out as an organized sport. In 1994 the first ever Inline Skating competition was held on the beaches of Southern California by Rick Stark and Mark Billik and the name of the competition was ‘The National Inline Skate Series’ or NISS. Later on, their company named Anywhere Sports Production was sold to Taco Bell and a six stop series was born. The next competitions were held in Los Angeles, New York, Rome and in Brazil. The first ever winners were Chris Edwards and Arlo Eisenberg. The competition became so popular that first ESPN and then FOX Sports telecasted it live. The aggressive inline skaters also found ‘The Aggressive Skaters Association’ or ASA in 1995 to develop the game with proper rules and also to govern the sport.