No snow on the ground? Near concrete or tarmacadam? Let’s skate!
But wait…skateboarders think we are dicks – which is particularly hard to take if you can skate as well as snowboard (ref: snowboarders desperate to make sure their kickflips are in their video parts – ”look, I can skate, honest!”). 20+ years of aping their style, tricks, vernacular and attitude have left skaters feeling that we are completely devoid of original ideas and have no credibility.
Thanks to 8 year olds on scooters and groms with bmx bikes.., even if you are a bit shit you still won’t be the most annoying person there.
Whilst they may be right, skating is still fun. And since most skateparks have now been invaded by 8 year olds on scooters and groms with bmx bikes that are too big for them, even if you are a bit shit you still won’t be the most annoying person there.
If even the skatepark is too intimidating and you are getting heckled by people without pubes then just buy a cruiser skateboard and hit the streets – as this is perfect for people who want to get the sensation of going sideways during the summer months, but can’t bear the weight of expectation that they are going to ollie up the kerb. However, unlike surfing, please be aware that skating will only increase your chances of getting laid with people who don’t like their parents.