The world of sports is something that can be said to be ever-evolving. Like many other aspects of culture, sports is constantly changing, and sometimes it can be quite difficult to keep up. The truth is that there are so many sports that it is hard to keep up, and yet if you are keen to do exactly that you might find that the resources are out there to do so. One of the most exciting things about the world of sport is the way that even older sports are often reinvented and reinvigorated so that they can enjoy something of a renaissance. In this article, we are going to look at some particularly strong examples of when this happened. Here are some of the top sports which have seen and undergone some kind of reinvention.
For many kids throughout America and the West in the eighties, skateboarding was all the rage. Back then, of course, it was a brand new pastime, and it seemed as though there were no limits to what you could do with a board and four wheels. Fast forward to the 2000s, and suddenly you have a sport which has grown exponentially so much that it is barely recognizable as being that original sport. Now not only do you have the vert tricks, but a whole other branch of skating has cropped up as well. Freestyle, as it is known, was also the father of street skating, and it is that particular form which gained skateboarding its current level of popularity. Nowadays, thanks to the likes of Rodney Mullen, skateboarding is all but an Olympic sport, with competitions in its vert category, as is traditional, but also freestyle and street. This is one sport which looks set to grow and grow as time goes on.
Although it did not always have the same level of popularity as the above skating, scootering is nonetheless a particularly fascinating sport which has also undergone a huge change. In its infancy, it was ultimately regarded as being suitable for kids alone. But as time has gone on, and it has become more and more understood, it has also become more respected as a genuine adult sport, with competitions all over the world every year attesting to that fact. Now, you can easily get hold of trick scooters for sale, as well as the traditional style ones, so you can get into the more freestyle school of scootering without any fuss. Like skating, it looks as though scootering is unlikely to die down in popularity at any point soon.
For the 70s and 80s, snowboarding was one of the most radical things imaginable. Although it is still hugely impressive when done well, it is now much less in the realm of the magical. However, this is only a testament to how popular it has become, and what a central sport in most people’s minds it now is. Long since included even in the Olympics, snowboarding is a sport which more and more people come to appreciate every single year.