Skate Boarding's Light On Society
Good and Bad to public Skating
In today society skaters are looked down upon in most urban areas as hoodlums. Why is this? They are merely athletes trying to progress in there sport, why deny them the right to skate where they want. Skateboarding has been around for awhile now and has been a growing sport with large amounts of publicity and revenue. My argument is if we ban where skaters are allowed to skate how are we shaping the way the sport progresses are we causing extinction.
Most famous skaters today such as Tony Hawk, Bam Margera, and even Tony Alva all started out skating public areas such as private lots, because most of these lots offered perfect skate opportunities to them. Sure they could have gone to the skate park but nowadays even then skate parks aren't built the way skaters desire them. It is my opinion that skate parks should be built in the eyes of the skaters not the eyes of the community if this is how the community wants to keep us out of private property then leave it to the skaters to decide how there parks we be built.
Even though skate parks offer retreat from private property it still doesn't solve the fact that not every skater can go to a skate park in some urban and rural areas the closest skate park could be within hours of there house. What do these skaters do especially if skating is a gate way to get skaters out of a bad home with abusive parents? Do we really refuse these skaters a far opportunity to progress there skills. Should we allow them to skate these private areas given the fact that these are the only obtainable areas to skate. I say yes, but if we deny then we are taking from there first amendment the freedom of expression. Skating is more then just a physical activity it offers creativity to the artist that is the skater by taking this away we are taking away there freedom to expression and this in turn is breaking a law, a law that constitutes are rights if we cant abide by this law what law can we abide by?
It is my opinion that skating in should not be ban anywhere allow the artist to create there masterpieces. By doing this, less and less skaters lose there opportunity to achieve greatness, crime is lessened due to freedom of expression, and more power is given to the people. Save Skating one day at time.