I remember as a child nailing our metal skates to a 2x4 and having fun for days. Today it's a whole industry with prices from $30-$100+ for a board. Skateboarders can become a nuisance if sidewalks and roads are used. Here in Morganton, NC the city built a skatepark a few years back. As I am approaching 70, my time in this sport is limited to watching.