Freestyle Skateboarding is a skateboard sport in which skaters perform technical tricks on flat ground. In the early days of skateboarding freestyle was the most predominant form. Now street and park skateboarding are more popular.
Often a free-styler will need little more than a board and a smooth, flat surface. The sport started from surfers imitating their water-based maneuvers on skateboards, and also including dance and gymnastics moves. Over time, ollies and ollie-based flip tricks have become a big part of freestyle skateboarding routines. Music and choreography is also an essential part of professional freestyle routines.
- Skateboarding — competitions involving tricks or races while standing on a flat board with rollers attached at the bottom.
- Park Skateboarding — skaters perform tricks in on a course like a familiar skate park containing bowls and pools in a complex combination with ramps and course bends.
- Vert Skateboarding — in which athletes ride a skateboard up and down a large ramp and perform various tricks while being airborne.
- Street Skateboarding — skaters perform tricks on a street-like course with stairs, handrails, curbs, benches, walls, and slopes.
- Scootering — doing tricks, over obstacles and terrains, on a scooter.
- Freestyle Snowboarding — competitors ride on a snowboard and do tricks along as they descend snow-covered slopes to earn maximum scores.
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