A study of Malaysian art and culture to be applied on skateboard deck design / Muhammad Amirullah Zainor

Zainor, Muhammad Amirullah (2015) A study of Malaysian art and culture to be applied on skateboard deck design / Muhammad Amirullah Zainor. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


Of all the extreme sports that made their way to Malaysia, skateboarding has the biggest
success in a short time among the public. Skateboarding has been a popular sport for the past
3 decades, and is quite modem. In fact, skateboarding has been around since 1980, which
happens to be the year in which the first modem skateboard was made. Since then, both
young and the not so young enjoy carving the streets and experiencing the adrenaline rush of
free riding, trick skating and the like. Skateboarding is deeply influenced by and derivative of
the art and sport of surfing. Surfing, which was developed and rooted in Hawaii, is the act of
riding waves with a surfboard. Similar to surfing, skateboarding entails riding a skateboard on
land, and more specifically, paved or concrete surfaces. Skateboards are made in different
styles and made with different skating methods in mind. Some skateboards are styled and
fashioned after longboard surfboards. While these skateboards are not intended for extensive
tricks, longboard skateboards are great for bombing hills and carving while you cruise the


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Zainor, Muhammad Amirullah
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) > General works > Technique, composition, etc. > Styles
N Fine Arts > ND Painting > Special subjects > Sports. Hunting, fishing, etc.
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Alor Gajah Campus > Faculty of Art and Design
Keywords: Malaysian art, culture, skateboard deck, design, surfboard
Date: 2015
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/14306
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