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Meet skateboard star Steve Berra
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Skateboarding star Steve Berra

Skateboarding star Steve Berra

Hi, I'm Steve Berra and I'm a professional skateboarder.

I was really into bikes until I moved to Nebraska when I was 13 and every kid there was into skateboarding.

I got a skateboard on my birthday and haven't stopped since!

When I was 15 I realised I was better than all the people who used to be the best - I was like wow!

I'm lucky the only thing I had to do in Nebraska was skate!




Early days
No pain, no gain
Like a vegan

Skateboarding down the years
Skateboarding was invented in the 1930s
American kids were bored of roller-skates and decided to attach them to a single piece of wood
In 1958 "Sidewalk surfing" as it was known then really took off
An American surf shop struck a deal with a roller-skate manufacturer to produce boards with four wheels at the bottom
Nowadays superstars like Tony Hawk perform all over the world



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