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Someone who skates purely because they enjoy it, and do so regardless to what ever people think of it. They live for skateboarding. Skaters are not allways good at landing ticks, but the enjoyment for the sport is what makes them skater. Most commonly seen wearing jeans and a hoody, brightly coloured trainers, and donning a New Era cap (with all the stickers on of course) to tame their long hair. Allthough there is no dress code, tracksuits will lose you any status as a true skater. Skaters wear what they think looks cool, and it isn't unusual to see them wearing something completly abstract. Most listen to either punk rock or hiphop, but again there is no rule. Most skaters skate the street (though some prefer vert/ramp) and wear no protection.
Anyone who skates because they enjoy it, no matter what anyone thinks.

EXAMPLES OF PRO SKATERS:
Mike Mo
Paul Rodriguez
Justin Eldridge
by Nathan (Y) February 24, 2008
 
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A skater is a human being who enjoys riding a skateboard because it is fun. a lot of skaters could be classified as 'punks' but this is just a stereotype. true, some skaters so wear tight jeans and a pair of emericas, but a lot of them just dress 'normally'.

there are vert skaters and street skaters. vert skaters skate in halfpipes. street skaters skate stairs and ledges and such. street is currently more popular than vert, mainly because it is easier to do. not to say that it requires less skill; I mean that street requires no ramp, therefore it can be done in more places that vert.

skateboarders are often said to be druggies, but this is simply not true... True skateboarders have no use for drugs. It's all about landing those tricks! landing a trick is the ultimate high.

I could say a lot more but i don't have a lot of time to write so I'll end it hear.

skateboarding is not a fad, it's a way of life.
while i may not skateboard every day, i do it for the right reasons... not to get girls or to cash in on the rise in popularity that skateboarding has suddenly taken.
by karl May 26, 2004
 
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Normally skaters are fine. It's when you get these elite skater assholes who call everyone a poser and make fun of beginners. That is where skaters get a bad reputation as punk and assholes.
Beginner: Hi! Can you guys show me how to do that?
"Elite" asshole: NO YOU POSER, FUCKIN' POSER, POSER ASS BITCH, IF YOU WEREN'T A GAY FAG POSER FAG ASS, THEN YOU'D BE A BIGGEST POSER IN POSER-VILLE!
by iwannabeanalcoholic January 19, 2005
 
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A person that skates....does there really need to be a stereotype applied to it?
does there really need to be a stereotype applied to it?
by Scott H. January 29, 2004
 
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A skater is someone who skateboards. Whether they be good or bad, it only should count if they enjoy what they get out of skating. If you only skate to earn credit at school...i hate to label ya, but thats what you call a poser...
the fags on here that say you have to be good to ba considered a skater, or people who think all skaters are potheads. FUCK YOU.
by Shady Lane December 16, 2004
 
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Somebody who will do something fun instead of drink, smoke, spit, swear, fight unlike kevs
Skater 1 "Lets go skatin dude"
Skater 2 "Why not"
Skater 3 "Lets see if we can 360 flip that ledge over there"
by Jimbo June 27, 2004
 
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skaters don't let friends rollerblade...
Skaters compete on skateboard. Fruit booters ride around on 'aggressive inline skates'.
by candace April 14, 2003
 
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1.) Someone who wears baggy clothes, i.e. hoodies, jeans etc. These so-called 'skaters' can't always skate, but townies like to call them skaters because they reckon it's an insult.
2.) (the REAL definition) Someone who loves to skate (and can actually do it), not just some poser who thinks they are a skater just because they wear skate clothes. A skater can be anyone - grunger, goth, hippie, punk, mosher or even a stupid townie.
Darren is a real skater - he can actually STAY ON his board for more than 3.02 seconds.
by gothicangel November 19, 2003