Skateboards Skateboarding is a sport in-which somebody rides a board that is made of wood or plastic and has trucks and wheels on it. Skateboarding was founded in the early 1950's and originated from surfing. There are motions, tricks and different techniques involved in the sport and is great exercise. Skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years and is a multi billion pound industry today. Here at True Range we like to skate along but we always have our helmets, shin and elbows pads on as well. Check out the kids' range from Xootz to the adults impressive range by Globe Skateboards.