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Title: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: Spacer on February 18, 2010, 12:33:15 PM
Do you think skateboarding should become an Olympic sport? I'm already familiar with the typical arguments against it (drug-testing, anti-establishment, etc.). Nonetheless, I keep having visions of Al Partanen winning a gold medal in men's vert.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: el ogrehound 3000 on February 18, 2010, 12:33:58 PM
No.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: killthegnar on February 18, 2010, 12:35:12 PM
Do you think skateboarding should become an Olympic sport? I'm already familiar with the typical arguments against it (drug-testing, anti-establishment, etc.). Nonetheless, I keep having visions of Al Partanen winning a gold medal in men's vert.
I guess when skateboarding becomes a sport it could be in the games


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: m477 on February 18, 2010, 12:36:19 PM
Only if its olympic slalom and barrel jumping.  That would be rad.

Otherwise, no.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: Hefeweizen on February 18, 2010, 12:40:26 PM
Has there been some kind of development involving skateboarding in the Olympics recently? I'll formulate an opinion if/when there is.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: bucky fellini on February 18, 2010, 02:16:10 PM
vert comps are already bad enough as it is, we don't need the runs to be more formulated and standardized. I saw a bit of the men's snowboarding halfpipe last night from the olympics and it was so utterly boring after 3 or 4 runs because they all do the exact same shit. but they had to do one straight fs or bs air for the judges. it was mandatory. but everything else, like the announcer's-jizz-inducing "double cork", seemed mandatory too, only in an unofficial way. it's just ludicrous in so many ways.

/not to mention...olympic outfits?? spandex? fresh? hesh? the US halfpipe team had snowpants that looked like blue jeans. madness.

   




Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: susej on February 18, 2010, 09:02:29 PM
... visions of Al Partanen winning a gold medal in men's vert.

Stop degrading one of my favorite skaters like that! >:(


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: skatenerd on February 27, 2010, 07:00:51 PM
I'm guessing that Diamond stud earrings and Red Bull will be involved with the team representing the U.S.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: greengoes_throat on February 28, 2010, 01:17:53 PM
I'm guessing that Diamond stud earrings and Red Bull will be required with the team representing the U.S.

fixed!


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: Watermelon on March 02, 2010, 07:10:16 AM
... visions of Al Partanen winning a gold medal in men's vert.

Stop degrading one of my favorite skaters like that! >:(


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: dtotherob on March 02, 2010, 07:56:21 AM


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: The brycickle on March 02, 2010, 09:23:56 AM
http://www.skateboardolympics.com/


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: zeroney on March 02, 2010, 12:01:58 PM
awesome you posted that, found it on slap the other day really rad


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: bailgun on March 02, 2010, 07:08:05 PM
cute. but guess what? if the olympics decide to make skateboarding part of the olympics, skateboarding is gonna be part of the olympics.

it will undoubtedly suck balls, but if you think an online petition is gonna stop it, you're just plain dumb.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: skatenerd on March 02, 2010, 07:52:24 PM
cute. but guess what? if the olympics decide to make skateboarding part of the olympics, skateboarding is gonna be part of the olympics.

it will undoubtedly suck balls, but if you think an online petition is gonna stop it, you're just plain dumb.
If they want you to go be in the olympics, just don't show up.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: C H U C K on March 02, 2010, 08:33:16 PM
cute. but guess what? if the olympics decide to make skateboarding part of the olympics, skateboarding is gonna be part of the olympics.

it will undoubtedly suck balls, but if you think an online petition is gonna stop it, you're just plain dumb.
If they want you to go be in the olympics, just don't show up.


No one can make you go compete, but there wont be a problem finding people that will.  Almost every town has a skatepark now. You can't tell me everyone that skates is a "purist"and will refuse participating. Wait until they see the Olympic skateboard training facility.  You'll see the same skaters in the Olympics as you do the X-Games. Given the opportunity I'm not so sure I'd turn it down myself. It would be quite the experience.

That said... I dont care one way or the other if it becomes an Olympic "sport". I know why I skate.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: asdf072 on March 02, 2010, 08:36:00 PM
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Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: C H U C K on March 02, 2010, 08:37:34 PM
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Priceless!


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: zeroney on March 03, 2010, 05:50:13 PM
thats ststeezy butterz fool


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: skatenerd on March 04, 2010, 08:22:08 PM
New hit song "Go 4 da Gold"


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: FedUp on March 05, 2010, 09:02:57 AM
Who cares? It will be like the Xgames if the pros want to go for it and win some cash or fame they should go for it. Imo contests are boring i ve never watched one neither will I.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: zeroney on March 05, 2010, 08:59:26 PM
theyll never lose
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Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: m477 on March 05, 2010, 11:12:29 PM
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New hit song "Go 4 da Gold"


"Thats gold, Jerry.  GOLD!"

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