Likes and Dislikes About Skateboarding

Likes

  • Sound of texture
  • Eating shit (falling skateboarding) Story/Scars
  • Sense of wonder
  • Meeting people
  • Identifying friends
  • United community, like runners
  • You know who isn’t a skater by their “air”
  • Finding new spots to skate
  • Doing things you’ve never done before
  • Putting the deck together with custom grip tape
  • Unit of time as one skateboard (for me 3-8 months)
  • Sound of skateboards while you build one

Dislikes

  • Stigma attached
  • Harassment by police/security guards
  • Eating shit (falling skateboarding) and getting hurt
  • Commodification of athletes
  • Injuries
  • Time commitments

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