Never comply! You can stock your malls with trash companies and try to shove fashion down our throats. But our b.s. detectors are on high. And those of us who know there’s more real skateboarding in parking lots or sketchy alleyways cannot and will not be bought or sold. You may have products, money and events but you have no claim on soul. The flow can only be had and handled by those who actually believe in it. We’re not in it for acclaim or money. We skate for the sake of it. For some it’s the only anchor we’ve got and damn you for even daring to kill it
Vehicles and oblivious pedestrians are a potential enemy.
Texting and riding is treason.
When you’re out you scan for new spots.
It’s not some toy, it can be how you get around as much as an outlet.
It leads to injury and adventure.
You’ve learned some creative first aid.
You may by about tech and trick and I may be speed in style, but we’re in it together.
Security guards who don’t get it are a drag.
Those who do are our enablers.
You don’t “grow out of it” if you’re real.
If you ever age out you’ll still smile when you see your old setup.
You know surgery is an eventuality.
You take the injuries willingly for the sake of getting gnarly.
Rainy days turn into a risk assessment.
You have a love/ hate relationship with summer.
This was probably the basis for learning how to use tools.
You have a keen insight on packing for day trips.
THIS is skateboarding.
It’s the ride of your life if you just start pushing.
– Maty Almost