Skateboarding isn't a new sport; it's been part of our culture since the 1940s and has evolved dramatically through the eras. The 1970s put skateboarding on the map by making the first ever skate park for all the avid skateboarders to use. Skateboarding has not only become a sport but an art form, a hobby and even a job for some people.
In a 2009 report it was discovered that the skateboarding market is worth an estimated £3 billion as well as there being over 11 million active skateboarders in the world, now that's a lot of skating.
Norwich Skating Ban
Recently Norwich Council were in a battle with the skateboarding community as a potential ban was trying to be put forward resulting in skateboarders not being allowed to skate in certain parts of Norwich city centre.
At the moment the ban has been ditched but the council are awaiting guidance from the government. The skating community of Norwich are safe for now but how long is it going to be until the issue flares up again?
Given this issue is in the news at the moment, our attention was recently caught when we saw images of people who had found alternative uses for their skip. We love innovative ideas and this group of youngsters fulfilled that by turning a skip into a mini skate park!
Whilst we wouldn't encourage skips to be used as a half-pipe it's clearly got the perfect angles for this kind of use.
Other examples of skips being used for purposes other than waste disposal include these teens who transformed a skip into a swimming pool - perfect for a summers day, but we're not so sure its a good idea at the moment!
Hiring a skip from us is simple; our prices are competitive and we cover a large area of Norfolk. Although we love these creative ideas of using a skip, we would prefer it if you used our skips for your junk rather than transforming them into a swimming pool or half-pipe!
For more information feel free to contact us on 01493 668118.