A skater is an individual participant of skateboarding culture who has attained a certain level of "street-cred" through the act of skateboarding. This is normally achieved through learning and expressing many basic tricks such as, but no limited to: The ollie and its many variations, dropping in, the kickflip/heelflip, the pop-shove-it, the Frontside 180 ollie and/or the backside boardslide. A person becomes a skateboarder when other skateboarders of similar or higher level of ability recognize him/her as so. The skater normally has experienced the challenges of authority presented to his craft by being kicked out of "skate spots." Security guards, mall cops, police officers, and private business owners commonly instigate kicking out a skateboarder and talking unnecessary sh*t to them, and/or criticizing their lifestyle. In general, skaters are commonly looked upon as trouble makers or non-contributing members of society. Rarely ever do true skaters bother anyone or instigate fights. for the most part the skater just wants to mind his/her own business and perform their tricks. Sometimes a skater will 'vandalize' public or private property to "wax" a ledge or curb, thus making it skateable.
Skaters can be any member of society but are most commonly males from the ages of 12-24. A skater was once able to be easily identified by his or her shoes, but due to the recent poseurdom on skateboard fashion this is harder to do. (Unless the skater has noticeable toe rips or gashes in his shoes from skateboarding.)
A skater is not to be confused with a poseur, which is someone who wears skateboarding clothes and tells grandiose tales of how he backside flipped a thirty set. A skater is also not to be confused with a kook, who is someone who sucks at skateboarding and has not yet risen to the level worthy of being called a skater.
Cop: "I'm going to need to see some I.D. son, hand over your skateboard."
Skater: "Why, what did I do?"
Cop:"DON'T TALK BACK TO ME!!! YOU'RE DOWN HERE WITH ALL YOUR BUDDIES F*CKING UP THIS PROPERTY DOING YOUR JUMPS! YOU NEED TO GO DO YOUR JUMPS AT THE SKATEPARK!!!!!"
Skater: It's called an ollie, and how does jumping on concrete fuck it up?"
Cop: That's it smart ass. PUT YOUR HANDS BEHIND YOUR BACK! NOW!!
by DTA 187 24/7 April 05, 2009
skating the most awsome thing on earth and the only style defined by not what you listen to but what you do skaters do get arrested alot but never steel only get in skate get out and they tend to be anarchests for this reason
me:dude lets hit the park
david:fuck yes dude
by c.a.m June 10, 2005
1.One who rides a skateboard.
2.One who has skills in skateboarding.
3.Term some posers declare themselves to be
1. "I ride a skateboard therefore I'm a skater." Johnny says.
2. Marc Johnson is a skater.
3. Mike says he's a skater but he's just a poser
by Semispozzle June 06, 2004
a cool person with a life. hates them stupid chavs that smoke and loung around. likes skating, rock music, and everything anti-chav.
by Darius November 28, 2003
A person who loves to skakeboard and don't give a F*** about anything else. They also tend to be really funny. And like to make fun of people and like to play pranks on them!
Skaters are funny!
by Anonymous August 20, 2003
a person that can skate, unlike the dipshit haters that wear skate shoes and then slag off skaters, stoopid posers, fuck them!!!!
most of the people who did entrys for skaters are fucked in the head
by Anonymous June 14, 2003
A person that skate boards. It doesn't matter what you wear. You can dress "Preppy" and skate. It doesn't matter what race or gender you are either. You don't have to skate good to be a skater. You don't have to own a board. You can use somebody else's. The music you like-DOESN'T MATTER. A "Skater" is exactly what it sounds like.
:) Skater's are pretty cool. Such as... I am one myelf.
by jennifer lowry May 26, 2007
(Actual Rarely Used Definition): A person who Skateboards because they enjoy doing so.
(Sterotypical Definition): A person, usually a guy, who wears 'Zumiez' type clothing or similar and claim to skateboard, but more often claiming how tough they are and about "pussys" they've beaten up or scared away. Usually wear skinny jeans with a neon colored shoelace and winter hats.
1. Jimmy doesn't skate too well but he fixed my board up the other day.
2. That fuckin Skater fag Devin was bs'in bout how he beat up Mike, when really he had his gang jump him while he was walkin around yesterday.
by tehcommittee June 28, 2009

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