There is a lot of controversy over guys vs. girls in
the skateboarding world. Yeah, I admit it right now in pro skateboarding
guys are doing great things. Like big or should I say huge air (Danny
Way). Lots of spins. I think we could all say Tony
Hawk doing his 900 made skateboarding history. He is awesome.
But girls are doing their
thing in pro skateboarding too. At the Slam City
Jam in the Helly Hansen Girls Street, Elissa
Steamer won first place. She hits it hard every time. Then
in vert, Jen O'Brien won first also. If
you guys think there are no chicks out there who can skate, then
I really think you should talk to those two female skaters.
You can just tell when
someone is dedicated to skateboarding whether you are a girl or
guy. It is when you really don't care if a major babe or hunk is
standing by, and you're still hitting it hard trying to stick that
one trick that just about kills you. Yeah, that may mean eating
the pavement, getting road rash, and falling on your butt. But if
you think about it, that still won't matter. Just as long as you
have your board with you, anything could go wrong, but you will
still be skating.
Guysit takes a
lot for a girl to skate her hardest in front of macho guys like
you. So don't criticize them just because they're not as good as
you. You should be happy that this skateboarding generation we live
in is growing with girls as well as guys. If you really want to
score points with her help her out on a few tricks!
I am going to let you off so easily; I know how we can be. First
of all don't play dumb. If you are going to skate, skate!!! Who
cares what the guys think. And please don't hang out at the skatepark
with your skateboard just to pick up guys. Cause it ain't working!
Just be yourself and you will go a lot farther.
Well, what else can I
say, but there is some real talent out there. Most may be guys,
but there are always some hard-core skater girls just waiting to
be found. Stay with doing what you love and in the end, all your
hard work will be rewarded with something great. And, as Clarkie
would say, "keep it real."