Skateboarders Nationwide Restless; A problem that needs
Skateboarding. A sport that only requires a board and four
wheels. One needs only seventy to one hundred dollars to get
one. It seems pretty simple, doesn't it? Well it's not, and for
one important reason.
On a typical day, a skateboarder usually gets up at about
10a.m., throws their board in the trunk of their car, puts a Bad
Religion tape in the tape player, picks up several other skaters
and sets off to find a good spot to aggressively push their
bodies to doing the unthinkable. Defying gravity, stretching the
laws of physics and subjecting themselves to much physical pain
and discipline all in a day's work. Everyone takes turns trying
new moves and cheering each other on, a sport with no pressure to
do better than anyone else, there are no winners or losers. You
skate until you are exhausted, and go to bed early only to wake
up and repeat the process the next morning.
Skateboarders are mostly straight-edge, which means that
they do not use drugs, or alcohol. This is because
skateboarding, and improving requires almost constant practice.
This determination in only clouded by the effects of drugs.
Anyway when one performs an intricate maneuver flawlessly, the
rush is greater than any pot or coke. Unfortunately, this cannot
happen when a skater is denied access to their sanctuaries, there
favorite spot. A good example is given by Johnston foster- 'Last
summer, me and some friends were skating at Phi Beta Kappa Hall,
the theater at the College of William and Mary. I pulled a phat
360 kickflip down the three steps out front. The session was
hot, we were all on (landing most attempted tricks) and it wasn't
too hot out side. We all...