Skateboarding is a very complex lifestyle
and is in no way a sport
. Frankly, it is being monopolised
by the corporations
, such as ESPN
, Sony Playstation
and many other corporations. It has already had two recessions
where it lost its "coolness" because the media
frenzy ended and the corporations bummed out big time and had massive losses, then only the true skaters
stayed on and kept skating hard, that's when we lost all the long haired "cool dude" pot smoking
I can't wait till another recession, because there are few who still truly appreciate skating for what it is, a lifestyle and not a sport nor a corporations play thing.
Most of this attitude was inspired by what one of my friends said, a true legend and one of the few who truly grasp what skating is, so without further ado, the words of Joel Brown: "Skating is about yourself, and noone else. Don't lie to yourself and pretend you can do all these great tricks, when you can't, and when you can don't go flashing it around like a golden prize. If you can do it, then be pleased with yourself and be happy you just mastered another aspect of skating."