Skating Culture

Devin Forster

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Skateboarding is an action-packed sport that involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard, as well as a recreational activity, an art form, an entertainment industry job, and a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. Skating has impacted me in more of a positive way than negative, I have gained many friendships throughout my skating career, some of my best friends I have met either through skating or snowboarding.

Skating is a way of life. Some people will dedicate there whole life to the skate culture. Skateboarding has influenced fashion, music and even the way we talk. … The culture surrounding skateboarding is filled with independent and sometimes very opinionated skaters. The attitude of the skater often reflects the era when they started skateboarding the young ones are so good and have such great energy, they will push themselves at such a young age that when their 15-16 years old sponsors will stalk them, watch their edits and videos, and before you know it… BOOM! They’re sponsored.  All there years of dedicating their life to skating finally paid off, all the hard work was worth it.

Some people say skating has a negative impact on young teens these days. Most just look at us judge us by our baggy clothes, our hair, the way we talk, even the stuff we do, and it isn’t about that at all. Skating is about having fun with your friends, gaining relationships with numerous teens at the skate park. The only real negatives about skating are either falling and getting hurt, but that’s what you have to look past, and finally, the money you spend to buy more skate products. that it is all about having fun and experiencing the rad thriller of skating with the ones you love.