WHY I SKATEBOARD
There is such an individuality to skateboarding, every one has their own style and no two skateboarders are the same. When ever a group of skateboarders turn up to a spot they will all see different tricks and different possibilities. You can do it anywhere and on anything if you have the imagination. If you can see it and you are committed to put the time in you will get it.
There is a lot of respect in skateboarding for other skateboarders because you have to be so committed and put so much in to progress; no matter whether you have just started skating or are pro, that respect is still there. It goes beyond language barriers or if you have never met that person before. If you have a skateboard and they have a skateboard it will be ‘let’s go skate’.
You express yourself. You create. You love it. That why I skateboard and thats why I will always skateboard.
MY FAVOURITE TRICKS
Wall rides, No-Complys, Pole-Jams, Boneless’s, Lipslides, any Ollie grabs, Hurricane and Willies grinds; and generally anything out of the ordinary.
ADVISE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE JUST STARTED SKATEBOARDING
Skateboarding takes a lot of time and effort to grasp effectively, and will require a lot of practice. As with most sports, the more you put in, the more you will get out.
MY FAVOURITE TEACHING STORY
I was teaching a 6 year old who was doing really well but did not like being in the skatepark by himself. So in the 2 months running up to his birthday his dad came for a skateboard lesson, twice a week after work in secret. So he could surprise his son on his birthday. His son was so happy on his birthday that his dad could skateboard too and that he did not have to practice by himself anymore. Now they skateboard every weekend together and still come to lessons to try to better each other.