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Skateboarding is a popular sport throughout the United Kingdom.

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Introduction

Skateboarding is a popular sport throughout the United Kingdom. It is taken up by both young and old people to pass time, stay out of trouble and in some cases even as a job. Very often there is a very negative stereotype going around about skateboarders, the stereotype is that skateboarders are bad people. That criticism is mostly aimed at the younger skateboarders. There are a countless older people think that younger skaters are out to cause trouble. ...read more.

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The amount of local skate parks is insufficient. The amount of skate parks around the Bournemouth area few and that is probably the main reason for the stereotype that is going around. The majority of the time the skateboarders get bored and they cause trouble. After that it is not long until the word goes round that skateboarders are bad people. Another reason for that stereotype is that some skateboarders are skating somewhere and someone will either stay inside because they are scared (this is mostly elderly people), they would phone the police of they would go out and try and move the skateboarders along which will cause aggravation. ...read more.

Conclusion

The older locals know that a skate park would keep the skateboarders out of trouble and out of dangerous skate spots. In some schools you are even not allowed to take a skateboard onto the premises, even if it is left somewhere. Some people would even call a skateboard a mode of transport. My personal opinion is that the majority of skateboarders are out to have fun and not to cause trouble. I thing one day you would be able to skate past someone and not be looked upon and a bad person. ...read more.

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