A hundred years later, and everyone still wants to dress like a skater from Southern California. If you had to be dedicated back then, you really have to commit to the lifestyle hardcore now.
Skateable surfaces are at a premium. For starters, they never caught the big one like one of those disaster b-movies, but it was enough to leave the streets and sidewalks permanently less than level. If you put a toe over the wrong private property, these automated home defense deals are not sending anything healthy your way; too bad if you happen to be pushing 35mph on a board at the time.