Skateboarding really didn't become cool again until I graduated from high school. What was cool when I was in school? You're asking the wrong guy. However, I've observed with some interest the emergence of skateboarding and its associated marketing tie-ins.
I don't really know anything about skateboarding termonology (for God's sake, don't Google that phrase), so I can't tell a fakie from a nollie kickflip. Well, I can now because I just looked them up. However, I have figured something out. I know why all those skateboarding teens look so darned sullen.