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skateboarding is NOT a sport

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by im not witty, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    skateboarding is NOT a sport.
    There are no scores, there is no out of bounds.
    There are no point spreads, there is no winner or loser.
    No one is ever picked last in skateboarding.
    There are no referees, coaches, or sudden death overtimes.
    Skateboarding is NOT a sport.

    Skateboarding is form and power and grace
    Its motion and balance and technique.
    Its stance and foot position and STYLE.
    Skateboarding is not a sport.

    Skateboarding is dancing.








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  2. beardo

    beardo Guest

    i dissagree

    but i hear where youre coming from

    and i dont have time to elaborate
  3. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    im such a nerd. id love to discuss it. come back when you got the time.
  4. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Haha, I hear you. What up with those fags that think sports is stupid? This guy last night insisted he come over and watch the leaf game. Why, I ask? All season long he’s bashed sports in general, calling it “an opiate for the masses” (LOL) and such. So here he is in my basement, where I’ve told him to keep his mouth shut while the puck is in play. What does he do? “Uhh, the Leafs aren’t skating; they need to start dumping, blah, blah, blah.” Fucking nimrod. Guy needs one of his canvases smashed over his head.

    Skateboarding kicks ass, but I never learned how to ride in a straight line, even. I was never one of the cool kids that got to wear hook-ups and birdhouse and those nice dcs.
  5. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    eric koston rules and...


    *note: not directed at i'm not witty, just directed at all you plebs in general
  6. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    oh yea, FUCK SPORTS (except for hockey) and im being serious.

    and fuck label whores in skateboarding, or anywhere else for that matter. hook ups and birdhouse and DC's are for mall rats now. sad but true.
  7. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    I don’t get how someone can hate a team sport, but I’ve found that some people do. I don’t mind these people, of course. It’s the ones who must vocalize their opinion non-stop when everyone else in the room is watching the big game that I want to curb.
  8. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    nothing wrong with dc's. if they're good enough for danny "i could kick your pansy ass with a hard stare" way, they're good enough for me.
  9. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    wow... I've never seen skateboarding look so gay.

    and YES it freakin' is a sport.
    Do people judge skateboard contests? YES!
    Are there professional skaterboarders? YES!

    look at it this way.....
    You can go skiing all by yourself in the backwoods
    or you can ski on a slalom course in the olympics.
    You can ride a bike to work and it's just a commute,
    or you can ride in the tour de france and it's a sport.
    You can do flips and handstands like a monkey,
    but do it in front of judges and you're a gymnist.

    see that point ?
  10. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    i hear ya.

    but, at least to me. the point of basketball (or whatever) is to play games and win them. sure people shoot around and practice alone or whatever, but to what end? preparing for competition.

    some skateboarders ride in contests and are judged. but there are plenty that never do. they make all their cheese from sponsors. you dont have to compete to be a pro. and i dont see how being pro makes it a sport.

    put it this way....what i do on a skateboard is not a sport. yes, its physical, athletic and sometimes dangerous, and alot less gay than ballet. but its never to win, to beat someone else, to be the world champ series playoff superstar.
  11. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    true that. i didnt mean they are inferior product. just that they are the american eagle of skateboard shoes. (or some such company) im just sayin i see plenty of vapid teenage girls with DC products on who im willing to bet my life dont know why danny way is the fucking man, or who he is at all for that matter.
  12. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    that's all a question of personal motivation.

    Pretty much every human activity has become
    a sport if people are willing to watch it and
    someone else is willing to put up some kind of prize.

    ok... you're using point based team sports.
    Think of the difference between the 'season stats'
    of football and just one pure and simple touchdown.
    One guy wants to throw a perfect ball.
    Another guy wants to make a perfect catch.
    Yet another guy want to make a perfect tackle.
    Instead of fighting gravity on a skateboard,
    they are fighting a block or a tackle on the football pitch.

    stats and paychecks asides...
    Is that perfect touchdown pass any less of an art that a 360 flip?
  13. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
    Im not witty, your argument flopped.
    But I like the comparisons you drew.
  14. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    and if you say that the touch down is art too...
    then what if you have a judge and a prize on that '360 flip.
    Hasn't that skate trick become a sport?
    The two are interchangable when you break them down to raw elements.

    <case closed>
  15. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    its not any less of an art. but stats and paychecks wont be aside ever. at least in professional atmosphere. whereas they can be in the pro atmosphere of skating. the MAJOR factor in throwing that pass is scoring and winning the game. if the 3rd string quaterback comes in and throws a dead duck pass that some benchwarming loser barely catches, but indeed does catch . then they still are heros, no matter how shitty it played out.
    if some toolbelt comes into the park im at and has booty style, pushes mongo and lands ugly splayed feet 360 flips. fuck him, hes in my way, and taking up precious space.

    i dunno, its a pointless argument really, but i love having it.