Title: Extreme Sports Series (1st Issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2501-
2504 
KPC#
C-1945-
C-1948 
Scott#
2229a-d 
Date of Issue
09/05/2006 
Quantity
600,000 
Denomination
220 won 
Design
Skateboarding:
(Tail Stole,
Drop In,
Backside Spin,
Backside Grab 
Designer
Park Eun-kyung 
Image Area
30mm x 40mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4 
Paper
White Unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, four colors
(Self-adhesive stamp) 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Adventures and challenges embody the freedom of youth. There is a sport that embraces the spirit of adventure and challenge as its standard ?- extreme sports. As the sport of youth that personifies extreme adventure, extreme sports include skateboarding, inline skating, BMX (Bicycle Motocross), snowboarding, etc.

The phrase of "extreme sports" dates back to 1995, when ESPN, the U.S. sports media channel produced and broadcast a program titled "X Games" that featured youthful sports games where speed and amazing feats harmonized, naming these games "extreme games."

Various facets of Extreme Sports, alternatively called an "alternative culture for youths", will be introduced starting from skateboarding, during the next 5 years through the issuance of new stamps.

Skateboarding where the competitor rides on a long and narrow board with 4 wheels was born as an alternative to surfboarding in the 1960s at a beach in California, U.S.A. In every skateboarding events from those on level ground to those on a big butt-shaped cylinder like a half-cut, the contestant compete by seeing who flies higher and who shows more intricate tricks.

The first set of stamps to be issued in this series features the dynamic scene of a skateboarding event in a butt, showing such tricks as Tail Stole, Drop In, Backside Spin and Backside Grab.