I must admit, the past few months have been quite interesting. What skateboarding once was to me when I began at age 12 began to diminish. The feelings of happiness and overall joy that it gave me at one point – it began to give less so as the days went by. It’s a bit hard … More Let me explain…
I’m aware that the title sounds a bit negative, but this is a truth behind skateboarding: aside from the joy of making friends and learning new tricks, not all of it is fun and positivity. It may not be the True you, in the purest sense, but it is one of the Yous that skateboarding has … More the angry man: the true you
The A.Skate Foundation is not a school, but it’s almost a guarantee that those who participate will be learning a thing or two. A.Skate is an organization that provides one-on-one skateboarding lessons to those who have been diagnosed with autism. The environment in which the kids are taught are appropriate to their sensory needs, making … More The A-Skate Foundation
It may be as a result of my fairly quiet disposition, but I could never quite get into skating contest. I suppose I’m just not into it, not every one has to like everything, right? But the idea of competing in skateboarding makes me a bit uneasy. Not because I am against it, but because … More on contest, and introversion
Few things fascinate me more than this: watching middle-aged men ride skateboards; and not because I think it’s funny, in fact quite the opposite. Disregard whether they are actually good at it or not, that does not matter and is beside the point. The fact that they are at an age when they are told … More old guys riding skateboards
As a result of the average person’s naïveté and gullibility, skateboarders worldwide have been branded with the image of misfits and good-for-nothings, doomed forever to live a life of unemployment and poor quality food. I am not entirely sure when this occurred, but I have a theory in regards to ‘why’ (less a theory, and … More the skateboarder’s image
Skateboarding will be in the 2020 summer Olympics located in Tokyo, Japan, along with Climbing, Surfing, Karate, and Baseball. It seems to me that just about every single type of sport is now an Olympic one. Initially, I was apprehensive about the prospect of skateboarding being in the Olympics. But thinking deeper into it, it isn’t as … More it’s official..