That skateboards came from rollerskates? Invented by surfers in California in the early 1940s, the original skateboards were wooden boxes with trucks from rollerskates attached to the bottom.
In comparison rollerskates have been around since 1760 and in this time have gone through various design revisions (good bye metal wheels!) and been used from everything to cruising the beach in Miami, Florida to wrestling alligators in the RollerBall arena of death.
So the next time those skateboarders refuse to share their public space with your derby team, maybe remind them that if it wasn’t for us they would still be sitting at home watching surfing videos while we rule the streets.