Skateboard rant from an older not wiser dude in a thrasher web article. I was asked to say a few words about how I feel about skateboarding taking place as an "Olympic sport" in 2020. For any one that knows me, you know I am a sarcastic cocksucker, and others might not understand me. I like that they don't understand me, it's why I love skateboarding. Ps if you want to argue you will not win, like skateboarding, opinions are different and not a sport. Here is my response
Who doesn't want skateboarding safe, lots of rules and to be judged. Who cares about style, individuality, creativity and having fun, when there are uniforms to be worn and we can call it a household sport that has no grit or rawness left on the court. To train to be number one with out loitering with friends behind stores, or with out breaking the law. Sounds like we can all dream of being called an athlete now and call skateboarding a "sport". I hate being called names for riding my skateboard by others that will never understand it. I've always wanted to fit in and abide by rules. Just think of how great this is! The general public also might finally realize how amazing our underground community is, and they might even make some money off it. Hopefully no old ladies or cops will ever yell at us again for slashing down the sidewalk, because I've never understood why skateboarding is a crime. Competing against other countries and battling your friends for the gold is brilliant. I've always dreamed of standing on the podium and waving the flag and chanting USA, USA. Skate and destroy is so yesterday, today I just want to be safe and follow the rules like the sports I wanted to get away from when I first rode a shred sled.
However, who ever is in charge of judging the skateboard Olympics, I'd love to get on the board and be a part of it. Please hit me up because I think it'll be a lot of fun to visit Japan and watch the other sports. I am serious though, id love to be a judge