A sport based on an athlete riding upon a wide, flat piece of wood with four wheels connected to the bottom. It is both a transportation method, as well as an art form/competitive style event. However, the novelty of skateboarding was obliterated during the turn of the 21st century as a result of several components including;
(1) Clothing brands, fashion accessories
(2) Skater-Punk music (i.e. Avril Lavinge)
(3) A stereotype tab that could be easily manipulated by the media to target teenagers (i.e. anti-drug advertisements, soda commercials)
(4) Video Games (i.e. Tony Hawk's series)
(and much, much, much more)
Now, skateboarding, the "poseur"'s culture, has been reduced to something of a shambles, something that is despised by everyone. In turn of the culture being ripped apart so harshly by over-exposure, the sport itself is being thought of the same way.
And that is just goddamn wrong.
Maybe someday skateboarding will not have the strings attached to it, the aesthetic expectations, and the millions of rebellious children sucking on its proverbial teats. Hopefully pride will be restored to the once non-conformist sport.
Person A: Only poseurs go skateboarding.
Person B: That's what happens to the public's opinion when something is overexposed and milked dry.
the worlds greatest sport, art, lifestyle, and complete and utter freedom ever known to mankind
by anonymous Nov 1, 2003 add a video
Is a misunderstood artform/sport that is often critisized by the mainstream who do not grasp the concept. This is mainly due to the fact that there are no uniforms, rules, times etc. to clearly define the activity. Most people do not even understand how skaters 'ollie' their decks, and true to human nature they criticise what they cannot comprehend.more...
It is without a doubt far more skillful, creative and extreme than any team sport i can think of - and can only be compared to a select few of other sports/artforms such as surfing, snowboarding, even BMX.
Anyone can perform the most basic requirement of football - ie. kicking a stupid ball (or catching one).
Yet only a small minority of people will ever manage to perform the most basic requirement of skateboarding. ie. the 'ollie'. (Tip: its all about physics)
Due to the sports misconception, the real riders are mostly those who feel ill-at-ease with our conservative society, and feel the need to express themselves accordingly. This can admittedly result in the use of public property that is different to its intended purpose..
However, the greedy corporate fat cats have realised that there is potential cash in bottling this so-called teen-angst. As a result we have a whole pop-culture full of posers, companies, music groups and even shredders whose prime interest is gaining publicity, money and mainstream approval.
The soul riders are those individuals you will see milling around street corners, in ...
The best thing that has ever happened to me. It keeps me from alcohol,drugs,gangs,and any other dumb shit like that.
I will ALWAYS skateboard
the best extreme sport
Get Out And Skateboard kids.
To me skateboarding is the most enjoyable sport ever created. Its one of the best things you can do and its really fun. Kids who skateboard just for the fun of it are the ones who really like it. But.....
we now have little assholes skating just "to get sponsered" That dont realize that 1. They aint gonna get sponsered because you have to love the sport to get that good and 2. Even if they do get sponsered there isnt going to be all glory and big paychecks. And some skating kids say its a stereotype that all skaters are assholes. Not ALL of them but the younger kids, in general, are fuckin douche bags. How do you think the stereotype got there? stereotypes usually hold true. Also we have the kids skating because they think it makes them cool. When are these kids gonna see that skating doesnt make you a cool rebel? theres millions of kids skating!
And the skateparks are full of nasty ass ho women that wanna have 40 babies. That was just as a little side note.
I explained it all, mufucka!
Basically; the art/sport which consists of doing various stunts on a peice of wood attached to wheels.
The best sport in the world is skateboarding.
The love shared between a peice of wood and an artist. One without the other is nothing. When perfectly synched they become the best sport/artform known and understood by few in this giant skatepark called earth.
person: Whos your bestfriend?
person: How can your skateboarding be your friend?
skater: You wouldn't understand.