They are not just teenagers who don’t have plans for their future. They are the new generation of kings and queens of the road. With their flop-topping, jaw-breaking moves on their skateboards, one wonders whether skateboarding is one of the newest gigs for teens.
Skateboarding is not a new activity. It is world famous. For some, though, skateboarding is a form of sport, self-expression and even art. It is actually an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. A person who skateboards is most often referred to as a skateboarder or a skater.
In Cebu there are skateboard competitions. You will see skateboarders flip-topping their death-defying moves in some empty areas in Cebu. For them skateboarding is not just a hobby or a form of exercise. It is a sport for people who want to experience adventure and danger all at the same time.
They aspire that skateboarding will be one of the accepted sports in the whole world. Skateboarding is fun, in the sense that you can incorporate your own moves with your skateboard and feel the surge of energy flowing through your body as you go your way through the air. But that is where the danger lies. Some skateboarders suffer from serious injuries or even death. Skateboarding is a fun sport but if you are not confident with your skills then you should not risk your life.
If you are beginner, better begin with the simple moves first and practice. If you really want to become one of the best skateboarders in town, then you must prepare yourself for the danger it brings.
Then there’s the basic equipment. The cheapest skateboard costs around P3,000.
If you really want to have fun and become a good skateboarder then hop on and experience the life on board.
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