Skateboarding will Help Reduce the Psychological Stress Caused by Covid-19

During the covid-19, the increase in demand for home space caused house prices to rise. (Photo via adhnews)

Skateboarding for the first time became an Olympic program, and the influence of the pandemic significantly increasing the popularity of Skateboarding. Studies have shown that after the pandemic broke out, the popularity of Skateboarding has significantly increased, which will help people reduce stress and boost confidence.

Taiwan (ADH News) – The covid-19 enabled people to reduce the number of outdoor sports but increased the number of hours they spent watching the Olympics at home. Skateboarding, originally a street culture, became one of the Olympic events for the first time. The athletes’ excellent aerial skills on the field attracted the attention of global audiences. In addition, Skateboarding can be trained alone or under the norms of keeping a few friend’s social distance, making it an ideal sport after an epidemic. Research by Instinct Laboratory and Flo Skate park shows that Skateboarding can effectively improve mental health, reduce stress, and increase self-confidence. Statistics show that since the outbreak of covid-19, the number of skateboarders has increased significantly, and more and more women have become skateboarders.

According to the research report, the global skateboard market was valued at approximately US$1.94 billion in 2018 and will reach US$2.4 billion in 2025, with a growth rate of nearly 24%. The number of skateboarders has increased year by year, leading many countries to include skate parks as critical projects in the park’s construction. Skate park is a leisure environment specially built for Skateboarding and BMX. They usually have half pipes, full pipes, track pools, and other related obstacles. So far, Laredo, Texas, is the city that most skateboarders aspire. The city has the most significant number of skate parks, with 3.3 skate parks per 100,000 inhabitants.

Skateboarding courses for the Tokyo Olympics include Street and Park course designs. The total score is evaluated based on skill difficulty, height, speed, creativity, execution, and movement composition. The growth and training of athletes require a professional practice field, while the skate park requires a vast space and the construction cost is also high. Therefore, the number and specifications of skateboarding practice venues in the city have become essential to player training.

The skate parks provide a safe and professional practice area for skateboarders. (Photo via adhnews)

Taiwan is a significant exporter of bicycles. Many bicycle lanes are built in the city to provide a safe road for bicycles or skateboards. In recent years, Taiwan has built many diversified and functional parks. Bianzhou Park and Zhongli Xinshi Park in Taoyuan are parks that provide skateboarders to practice Skateboarding. There are two types of training venues for skateboarding courses in these two parks, Street and Park, including stairs, handrails, curbs, benches, walls, and slopes. There are also large hollowed-out dome-shaped courts for skateboarders to practice. Climb fast and perform amazing aerials.

Nyjah Huston, one of the world’s top skateboarders, has been skateboarding since he was four years old. After being sponsored by the classic American skateboarding leisure brand Element at seven, he bought an indoor skate park for non-stop training. Nyjah understands that water resources and skateboarding training grounds are significant for skateboarders. Therefore, he established the charity organization “Let It Flow” in 2008, repaired wells in Ethiopia, built a sanitary station, and built a concrete skate park. It provides clean water resources and a safe skateboarding training venue so that local people can enjoy skateboarding together.

Although many people still disagree that Skateboarding is one of the competition programs of the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics. However, the increase in the number of skateboarders and parks. It shows that Skateboarding is already one of the popular sports. Skateboarding reduces the pressure and boredom caused by covid-19 to the public and increases the sense of accomplishment that many young people enjoy self-improvement and performing stunts. It will be one of the Olympic competitions and a sport to express their emotions and style.

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