Don’t miss this! Saturday July 10th the regional skateboard competition “On Board” will be held at Mentock Park! Be there or be square! Registration – $10 – begins at 10 am. Free gut dogs, chips and sodas will be served at noon. **Parents are required for participants under 18
Sponsered by Yellowstone Baptist Church
Skateboarding is a very popular type of sport that many Cody kids engage in. For thoses not familiar with skateboards, it is a board that has wheels on the four corners. The board itself can be colored with various designs. Most larger communities have skateboarding parks where skateboarders can go to do tricks and to spend time with other people that enjoy the sport as they do. Cody’s skateboard park was created a few years ago at Mentock Park.
It can be frustrating at first to learn how to skateboard. You have to be willing to fall down a bunch of times in order to get it done. It takes alot of coordination as well as the ability to use your feet to propel and maneuver the skateboard around. Many parents worry that their kids will get hurt skateboarding. There have been plenty of broken bones from falls from them, that is for sure.
There are professional skateboarders that perform various types of tricks in order to score points. Many of them are involved in what is known as extreme sports. They get points based on the level of difficulty of their performance as well as how good they do it. That is why they continue to try to come up with more adventurous moves.
The antics of Johnny Knoxville in his episodes of Jackass with skateboarding have lead to some problems as well. Too many children follow them including trying to skateboard down railings and other dangerous areas. Even though these shows have disclaimers at the end of them, too many kids just don’t realize how dangerous they are.
Yet this doesn’t mean that everyone that rides a skateboard is going to be reckless or that they will get injured. It is very important that a person learns the basics of skateboarding before they attempt to learn stunts and tricks. This way they can reduce the risk and still have a great time.