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Freestyle Skateboarding

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.

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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.

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