What keeps you rolling?
I enjoy the fact that no matter the outcome of a trick it was my actions that created the consequence. No one else was responsilbe for the landing or bail. It's all me.
Discussion started by Robert , on 491 days ago
Well Nick consider yourself lucky cuz I've been holdin it down in my town alone for quite some time now.
Honestly, what keeps me rolling is the friendship and the fun that goes along with skating. Without it i wouldn't know what to do with myself. It is a sport that pushes you mentally and physically and i love it to death.
im going to give a fairly large explaination to my answer.. i hope youll all read it.. when i started skating i had a close friend by my side at every session.. me and him slowly progressed and became in 5 years a little bit less than we could obviously hope for.. niether of us had much style and niether of us had much flow to our tricks.. i think my best trick was front fastslide down a ledge with a four wheels flat setup with solomons.. after another couple years i ended up tearing my achilles tendon and couldnt skate for almost 2 years.. my friend quit skating because his girlfriend told him to.. when i could finally skate again i had absolutely no connection with the skate scene i was most familiar with.. that would be the vancouver, bc, canada scene.. and i almost fell out of skating alltogether.. thats when i visited some random ass skatepark on the sunshine coast of southern bc in a small town calld gibsons.. there was a small kid there with fitness skates and all he could do was sit and stare and ask questions as i hurled myself at the ledges and over the largest gaps i could pick out at the park.. when another skater (one with agressive skates) showed up it was a familiar conversation in the typical language that not many people do understand outside our sport and i had an idea.. i immeadiatly took off my skates and handed them to the kid.. luckily due to my small size skate they were a perfect fit.. those were my valos.. and i hopped on a ferry to vancouver and stopped in at our skate shop known as shop-task.. i bought myself a pair of xsjado pioneers and i was off to the park.. all in all what keeps me going is seeing all the younger kids having as much fun as i had when i was so young learning for the first time how to get up after a huge bail and finally lacing that long awaited trick thats been just out of their grasp.. and the best feeling is that their inspiration is the previous generation like myself.. now i dont think im very good mind you but my style has improved and i dont fall much.. but aside from that and in conclusion.. what keeps me skating is the kids.. the new ones that come into our sport that look up to us all.. sorry for the huge post guys.. it was a bigger question than one could anticipate..