Skateboarding was born in the streets

I think street skating is better than park skating. Most people here probably think so too. But why is it better? People are saying in the skategoat going pro thread that he’s very good, but he’s mostly a park skater, in a sort of dismissive way. These days, there are a lot of skaters who are very good — the type who compete professionally — but many of them mostly skate parks. Why is street skating so much better, and why is it considered the proving grounds for someone who’s a legit pro? For me, street skating is a lot harder, because the spots weren’t built to be skated. It looks better on film. It’s also where street skating was born. There’s also something about skating only parks that’s very domesticated and boring. Makes me feel like I’m at a sports training facility… Read more >

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