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What would you give up skateboarding for?
« on: March 07, 2012, 11:11:38 PM »
I have had to recently give up most of my skateboarding time to pursue my other aspirations and it is killing me.  When I lay down to go to bed all I can think about is skateboarding.  I am constantly checking out spots and reminiscing about past sessions.  It is a sacrifice that I am going to have to make to finish my schooling.  This has me wondering, what would it take for any of you to give up skateboarding or at least cut back substantially?

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 11:22:19 PM »
I've come to terms with the fact that growing up, getting through college and hopefully finding a stable career will severely impact my time on a skateboard, but until I'm physically unable to do so, I couldn't imagine giving it up for good. Even if I only find time once a month to go skate, which at times isn't too far from the truth, it's still better than nothing, and I cherish that time way more.

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 11:38:50 PM »
I have had to recently give up most of my skateboarding time to pursue my other aspirations and it is killing me.  When I lay down to go to bed all I can think about is skateboarding.  I am constantly checking out spots and reminiscing about past sessions.  It is a sacrifice that I am going to have to make to finish my schooling.  This has me wondering, what would it take for any of you to give up skateboarding or at least cut back substantially?
Im kinda in the same boat but there is always time to skate man you just gotta find it. Sometimes ill wake up super early and go skate around the neighborhood to keep me sane. There will always be a way to find time to skate.

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 11:39:24 PM »
i wouldn't give up skateboarding for all of King Midas's silver.

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 01:36:50 AM »
Nothing, skate or die

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 01:37:04 AM »
If you find yourself at the point where you cant spend all day every day skating where ever you want with your friends, you just have to make it work
Work nights and plan your college schedule for the mornings/early arvo. Get a 2 hour session in every arvo..
if that doesnt work - night skates and skate every day you get off!

I wish it were that easy^^ but it can be done :)

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 02:18:07 AM »
A lot of things. I'd give up my minor talent in skateboarding to be an excellent musician or artist. Skateboarding is really fun and all, but I'd rather be able to get the music and art out of my head. Also money. I would trade skateboarding for lots of money.
Before you say the music sucked, have you considered shutting the fuck up?

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 02:34:55 AM »

just skate there

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 03:00:38 AM »
I would trade skateboarding for lots of money.

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 03:04:01 AM »
If youre answer is anything other than "NEVER" i am dissapoint

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 03:17:58 AM »
Kinda gave it up for work . Work 300+ hours a month and you mostly sleep on your days off

I still skate though , but its not a everyday thing .


Atleast I traded skating which I love for Cooking which I might love even more then skating

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2012, 05:18:27 AM »
I think the only time I would stop would be if I couldnt handle it anymore physically, but because I surf quite a bit I think I wil just progress over to that as I get older. Working full time also killed off alot of my spare time so im pretty much left with friday and sunday arvos to skate, but it definately makes you look forward to it a whole lot more.

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2012, 05:38:45 AM »
Becoming the world's fattest man in order to wash yourself with a rag on a stick is the only legitimate excuse to stop skating.
Look, I'm an individual within us, partaking in this business

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2012, 06:22:48 AM »
I'd do it for 72 virgins.  People have done worse things for 72 virgins.

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2012, 06:28:13 AM »
bad things.

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2012, 06:48:11 AM »
if someone held a gun to their heads and said "give up skating or all your family gets murdered" id still contemplate how bad it REALLY would feel in comparison to not being able to skate
yes im that badass
I'm going to argue that Placebo owes their entire career to a Canadian dude's skate video part. Appleyard should be getting royalties for this shit.

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2012, 07:16:15 AM »
masturbation, video games, coffee
and yall dont need to be worryin about my rep, if yall really need to know, its cause no other rapper on here gully enough to do the dirt dolo i done
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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2012, 07:28:37 AM »
a wheelchair, certainly

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2012, 07:41:39 AM »
Death and dismemberment, in that order.

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2012, 07:43:49 AM »
Becoming the world's fattest man in order to wash yourself with a rag on a stick is the only legitimate excuse to stop skating.

Fuckin' A

Rag on a Stick

Also - like Monty Burns said - If i can't skate that day, I like to cook. Both are nice releases you can do on the reg.

But I doubt I will ever give up skating - it's too much fun.

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2012, 07:45:27 AM »
a wheelchair, certainly

The only reason to give up skating.

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2012, 07:48:11 AM »
Another way to phrase this question that wouldn't require us to resort to hypotheticals is, what have you given up for skateboarding?

I know personally I have lost traction in other ambitions, mostly career-oriented ones but also some personal goals, because of all the time/energy I've put into skating.

I think I remember seeing the phrase "skateboarding ruined my life" on a t-shirt or maybe a deck graphic at one point. That's kind of the way I feel sometimes. But of course, ultimately I think skating has brought me a lot more than it's cost, which is why I continue to do it and love it.

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2012, 08:29:38 AM »
Another way to phrase this question that wouldn't require us to resort to hypotheticals is, what have you given up for skateboarding?

I know personally I have lost traction in other ambitions, mostly career-oriented ones but also some personal goals, because of all the time/energy I've put into skating.

I think I remember seeing the phrase "skateboarding ruined my life" on a t-shirt or maybe a deck graphic at one point. That's kind of the way I feel sometimes. But of course, ultimately I think skating has brought me a lot more than it's cost, which is why I continue to do it and love it.
I have the same vision of things, and on top of that I am lazy

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2012, 08:35:04 AM »
I wouldn't give it up for anything.  I have never really had any concerns with skating getting squeezed out of my life because I make sure that it's a priority.  I am married, have pets and a solid career going and none of that gets in the way of skating at least 1.5-2 hours at least 5 times a week (this probably illustrates how regimented I have made it).  It's just part of my life and I don't stress about it unless I don't get to skate.  If you love to do something then it becomes a need and I just take the approach that I have to do it come hell or high water because it makes me happy and healthy and that helps me be more effective with all my other obligations.

There's always a way to make it happen in my opinion.  If my schedule is tight at home then I'll take a long lunch during the day and head to a nearby skate park since there are 4-5 within 15 minutes of my office and the weekends are always good for at least 2 long sessions.  Maybe I am just lucky.

I have been thinking about this topic a lot though because I recently won a round of the procreation game and have a baby en route.  I am about to take on more responsibility than I have ever had in my life and I am excited about it but I am also scheming ways to make sure I can keep on keeping on with my skating without being a shitty dad.  It'll work out, I'll probably just be rolling around a little more sleepy eyed for awhile.

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2012, 08:54:46 AM »
What is this, some kind of trick question?

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2012, 08:58:39 AM »
What is this, some kind of trick question?

yup,

if you give an answer that you would actually make a concious decision to quit for something else you get banned

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2012, 10:00:05 AM »
FUCK YOU GUYS! GIMME MY VIRGINAS!

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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2012, 10:07:35 AM »
Currently I'd like to be Chris.
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Re: What would you give up skateboarding for?
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2012, 11:05:14 AM »
I'd give up skateboarding to be as handsome as Dylan Rieder...


but it's funny, cause even then I couldn't be on team handsome. Cruel world