14 October 2013
For the Love of Skateboarding
I believe that the thing about skateboarding is that it is such a creative sport. Skating does not have a time limit, no scores, no referees. I do not owe my coach a certain performance, I do not owe my team a certain performance, and there is no pressure when I skate. That's why I love to skateboard as much as I do. There is no one telling me what to do or when. I just skate when I feel like it. I can go pick up my board and just flow the streets or go to the park. Skating means so much to me, and I feel I try so hard to improve quickly, that it has become no fun. It felt like pure business to me at the beginning. But as time passed I did not care about trying to be the best. I was never really the best skater to begin with and I really started doing it for just the love of skateboarding. I started doing tricks I thought would look cool and feel cool. That is when I discovered that it isn’t really about how good I am. It is about the fun and good times I get out of skateboarding. The feeling of being yourself on your skateboard, skating the style I want to skate, doing the tricks I want to try. I'm 15 and it is funny because sometimes even some friends tell me I suck or my parents tell me to focus on school instead, and I tell them I am just going to have one more year of skating and then I will probably stop. But, it's so funny because I know clearly that I have no intentions to stop. It's kind of like an addiction I have, I don't want to stop and I know I won't. “Riding a skateboard doesn’t make you a skateboarder, being unable to stop riding a skateboard is what makes you a skateboarder” -Lance Mountain. I love going to the park with my friends and meeting new people. I love to interact with people that share the same interests as me, with the same style and with good vibes. I think the thing I love most about skateboarding are the people who do it with me. The family feeling you...
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