How do you compete?
This sport emerged on the streets. Its main characteristic is the piece of wood which has sandpaper to maintain a good grip. It has four wheels, one at each end and is usually 33 and 35 inches long and 7.5 and 8.5 inches wide.
There will be two disciplines in the Santiago 2023 skateboarding programme: street and park. In both modalities, skaters have 60 seconds to show their routine in each phase of the competition, and judges will score from 0 to 100 points.
The competition considers men’s and women’s categories with 17 participants in each of them, who will perform spectacular tricks in a festive atmosphere.
It emerged in Venice Beach (Los Angeles), where skateboarders began skating in empty swimming pools. Park competitions take place on an uneven track with a series of difficult curves. Some of the attractions are the incredible jumps and tricks in the air, and also the enormous speed they reach while performing them.
In this category, the track is straight and very similar to any street with edges, steps, handrails, park benches, just like an urban track. Each skateboarder competes individually and shows different skills or tricks, which are valued considering the level of difficulty of the tricks, speed, originality, execution of the pirouettes, movements, among others.