Why Skateboarding Should Be A Crime

October 21, 2012

It’s simple, if skateboard becomes legit then who would want to skateboard?  Who would think of doing it, if it became an Olympic sport?  If skateboarding becomes legit, if there are quality concrete skate parks in every town then what’s the point?  Why even do it?

Check out this New York Times piece about a Broadway Race that went off even after a state court judge declared the race canceled.  Maybe the formula is cancel a skateboard race to get a larger turnout.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/nyregion/skateboarders-defy-court-to-race-down-broadway.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

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  1. Avatar Tedd Brown says:

    if skateboard becomes legit then who would want to skateboard?
    *I would think many people would want to skateboard regardless of how city hall views the sport.

    Who would think of doing it, if it became an Olympic sport?
    * I would think that making it an Olympic Sport would attract many high quality athletes and would drive the sport to new heights of competition and quality, not to mention more participants for future competitions.

    If skateboarding becomes legit, if there are quality concrete skate parks in every town then what’s the point?
    *It would be nice to have kids going to an organized area to practice on their skills and techniques in a predictable setting. Not on town or private property.
    Why even do it?
    *What do you mean by this? Is the only reason to “do it” because it is seen as illegal or counter culture? I hope not. I know another sport that has it beginnings as a counter culture sport– snowboarding. Look at it now….just my thoughts.

    • Avatar davebean says:

      Dear Tedd: I was playing devil’s advocate. Skateboarding is much more of a culture, than an organized sport. Many of us worry about both the commercialization and homogenization. That’s all.

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