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Title: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: Ryan Stringer on April 14, 2011, 02:24:19 AM
Hi everyone.

I'm doing a final major project in graphic design. My project is a bid for skateboarding to be included in the olympics.

The International Skateboarding Federation have said its a question of when it will be involved with Olympics not if it'll be involved. They also said that if they don't bid for it then someone else will that doesn't understand the culture of skateboarding.

however i want to know what you think about skateboarding being introduced into the olympics?
What do you think it'll bring to the skateboarding world, would it effect the culture?



Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: Stabby_McShiv on April 14, 2011, 09:09:18 AM
The best part of the “culture” of skating is that if you try to call it a sport, 90% of its participants are going to tell you to go fuck yourself and deny that it’s a sport.  This is pretty unique since most athletic endeavors are full of douche bags that lust over their little niche attaining “sport” status and the heavy commercial promoting and hero worship that comes with it.
 
Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of the younger crowd is obsessed with their skate “careers” and getting sponsored and shit but cry about corporations and money polluting the culture.  It’s as hypocritical as some hippy preaching about veganism while he adjusts the collar on his leather jacket and stomps out the cherry of a Native American Spirit with his leather sandal.    If you want to shake the money tree than you better be helping water it. We have already seen a few boom and bust cycles and it just got folded into the history of skating.

I am off to go put the final touches on my high performance technical wear moisture wicking skate skin suit in preparation for my Human Growth Hormone assisted training program.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: asdf072 on April 14, 2011, 10:38:09 PM
I just now had to Google International Skateboarding Federation. (If you're too lazy, it's the parent company of all contests where the announcers sound like Macho Man Randy Savage.) Anyhow, yeah, super relevant with most skaters.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: krusher on April 15, 2011, 12:47:01 AM
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAp-T8Gklw0#)


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: Stabby_McShiv on April 15, 2011, 05:39:21 AM
My skateboarding club hosts an arts and crafts workshop on Fridays. Today I learned how to use origami to tie my penis into a perfect rendition of the Olympic rings.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: makerampsnotbombs on April 22, 2011, 04:26:58 PM
I guess it would be no different than the X-Games. You can hate on organized skateboard competitions all you want, but it truly has changed skateboarding. Some say it has made it worse, others would argue that it has actually made skateboarding better. Either way comps are here to stay and if the ISF wants to rep the bid to get skateboarding into the Olympics, fuck it. It's going to happen eventually, might as well be them....

Fact of the matter is, if you really love skateboarding chances are you will skate regardless of how popular it is. I remember getting made fun of for skateboarding in high school. I went back to visit some of my HS teachers and sho' 'nuff a lot of kids were wearing DC shoes and Zoo York shirts LOL...which was unheard of in my day.

I don't think skateboarding could get anymore kook'd out than it already is, but I've been wrong several times in my life. The important thing to remember about the "culture" of skateboarding is that it encompasses so many things...the skateboard culture itself is a smaller subculture within urban culture...its very hard to delineate what skateboard culture actually is. If you are going to say, "Well skateboard culture is the culture of skateboarders." That is pretty broad. Anyone who has been skating for at least a year knows there are skateboarders from many walks of life and I think that is the raddest part about skateboarding. Anyone can do it. There are no teams or rules. Best friendships I have were through skateboarding. We are very unique creatures. Creative yet strong. I def went on a tangent there, but you get the gist...


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: FedUp on April 23, 2011, 06:47:56 AM
 Contests are stupid too many stupid people that dont skate and carry a skateboard. Too much pose. The skaters are a minority on those things. So i ll go with the guy who says i dont care.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: bailgun on April 23, 2011, 10:45:54 AM
(http://a.imageshack.us/img12/9564/threadildos.jpg)


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: m477 on April 24, 2011, 11:23:57 AM
I would watch it.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: ketur on April 25, 2011, 12:24:20 AM
keep skateboarding underground,let's bring it back to it's roots on the streets...ride...eat...sleep...repeat
and for the olympics-i don't give a fuck,again it's not a sport it's an attitude


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: Teds Wild on April 25, 2011, 12:44:20 AM
keep skateboarding underground,let's bring it back to it's roots on the streets...ride...eat...sleep...repeat
and for the olympics-i don't give a fuck,again it's not a sport it's an attitude

Woah! You're hard as fuck!


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: krusher on April 25, 2011, 12:54:18 AM
I've skated underground before. It was pretty rad except for the smell


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: ketur on April 25, 2011, 02:18:03 AM
well my friends any skater should be hard as fuck,falling on concrete is a good exercise and girls love the smell so just go for it


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: ttching on April 25, 2011, 12:39:36 PM
The International Skateboarding Federation have said its a question of when it will be involved with Olympics not if it'll be involved. They also said that if they don't bid for it then someone else will that doesn't understand the culture of skateboarding.
however i want to know what you think about skateboarding being introduced into the olympics?
What do you think it'll bring to the skateboarding world, would it effect the culture?

Sadly the Federation is probably right about it only being a matter of time, not that they are actually in touch with skateboarding 'culture,' whatever that is.  Supposedly more kids skate in the US than play baseball now, so I doubt it can get too much more blown out.  The thing I'd really like to see when this happens is the 'street' competition not be at some x-games type course they made for the Olympics, but separate events held for the ledge-dancers and hammer-heads at existing spots in whatever city.  Where we need the most PR is out in the streets, and Olympic type exposure to real street skating would probably help open some minds and diffuse some of the kickout situations for the rest of us...

Dirty girls love the smell

and give you gonherpesiphilAIDS...


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: ketur on April 25, 2011, 02:55:24 PM
but dirty girls are the best girls
and when you're on aids you can throw down some hammers because you know you're gonna die anyway
hpy skateboarding


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: SkateOrTry on May 19, 2011, 09:47:30 AM

separate events held for the ledge-dancers and hammer-heads at existing spots in whatever city. Where we need the most PR is out in the streets, and Olympic type exposure to real street skating would probably help open some minds and diffuse some of the kickout situations for the rest of us...


QFT


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: mucklebutt on May 20, 2011, 07:18:13 AM
No one will give a fuck. Just like in the numerous other sports that no one cares about in the olympics. It'll basically be archery. It'll be Chad Fernandez and that douchebag Greg Lutzka. My random family members will say shit like "Are you excited to see your sport be in the olympics finally? It's a long time coming." Shaun White's popularity will peak when he stars as Rocky Dennis in a re-make of Mask. Some asshole will want to interview Kevin Staab to see just what our culture is really about, and the medals will look like bagel bites....now that I think about it I might just try and qualify.
Rocky Dennis' Farewell Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGOn9XQNz1E#)


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: lopli on May 23, 2011, 06:17:45 PM
Skateboarding doesn't belong in the olympics. It never has and never will


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: killthegnar on May 23, 2011, 06:57:48 PM
skateboarding doesnt belong in street league


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: grimcity on May 24, 2011, 10:45:19 AM
Made this a while back:

http://www.skateboardolympics.com (http://www.skateboardolympics.com)

...sorry for self-linking, it just seemed like an appropriate place for it.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: bailgun on May 25, 2011, 09:08:24 PM
skateboarding doesnt belong in street league to anyone.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: JiggsUp on May 26, 2011, 11:46:36 AM
Made this a while back:

[url]http://www.skateboardolympics.com[/url] ([url]http://www.skateboardolympics.com[/url])

...sorry for self-linking, it just seemed like an appropriate place for it.

I refreshed the page quite a few times to read the different quotes, pretty funny. "What would Brian Boitano do" made me chuckle.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: bailgun on May 27, 2011, 01:11:51 PM

separate events held for the ledge-dancers and hammer-heads at existing spots in whatever city. Where we need the most PR is out in the streets, and Olympic type exposure to real street skating would probably help open some minds and diffuse some of the kickout situations for the rest of us...


QFT
sorry, but you're wrong. in essence, street skating is trespassing and destruction of private property. period. no amount of x-games, olympics, dew tours, or street leagues will change that.

DERP.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: ttching on May 27, 2011, 02:10:34 PM
sorry, but you're wrong. in essence, street skating is trespassing and destruction of private property. period. no amount of x-games, olympics, dew tours, or street leagues will change that.

No, but if we have suffer skating in the Olympics, maybe seeing real street skating might make old ladies less likely to think you are from a dysfunctional family and call the cops on you for trespassing and destroying private property.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: krusher on May 27, 2011, 10:39:10 PM
Omar Salazar, Mikey Taylor, and Joe Brook in a tornado (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySYg1w_-d8E#ws)


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: bailgun on May 28, 2011, 02:03:30 PM
sorry, but you're wrong. in essence, street skating is trespassing and destruction of private property. period. no amount of x-games, olympics, dew tours, or street leagues will change that.

No, but if we have suffer skating in the Olympics, maybe seeing real street skating might make old ladies less likely to think you are from a dysfunctional family and call the cops on you for trespassing and destroying private property.
nope. wrong.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: ketur on June 13, 2011, 03:01:52 AM
three words-SKATE AND DESTROY


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: krusher on June 14, 2011, 04:17:48 AM
Two wordz- Masturbate Toy


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: ketur on June 19, 2011, 07:16:46 AM
fuck yea
i'll go with that


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: Allan Gomes on July 19, 2011, 06:27:14 PM
well, to me, the skateboard culture is too much involved with artistic side than competition side. As I'm a brazilian, my opnions will be according my realities. The Olympic Games, for one hand, may give us more visibility on Tv and break some preconceptions of our society about us, but with it game, may have, too, a deviation of skateboard way, entering completily in a commercial side, in other words, without every fun.
two sides of same coin, which will be chosen, I don't know!


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: Chantz on July 28, 2011, 06:37:53 PM
Street league is turning skateboarding into something it shouldn't be.  I was at my friends house the other day and he doesn't skate, doesn't watch skate videos, doesn't know shit about skating at all, he watches soccer and football and is really into sports.  I brought up skateboarding and said something about Malto and the first thing that came out of his mouth was "HE FUCKING SUCKS HE LOST IN LIKE HIS HOMETOWN HE SHOULDN'T BE PRO HE NEEDS TO BE TRADED."  The Berrics and Street league are turning skateboarding into just another jock-ass sport.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: susej on July 28, 2011, 07:59:02 PM
You sure you got the right thread ???


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: Babe, Mr. Ruth if you're Nasty on July 29, 2011, 07:20:34 AM
You sure you got the right thread ???

He used bold, which is essentially like holding a gun in this forum.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: Emergen C. on July 29, 2011, 11:00:52 AM
(http://www.meijer.com/assets/product_images/styles/xlarge/1001029_025500003771_A_400.jpg)
He might have been bold, but he wasn't smooth.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: davis on October 21, 2012, 07:15:04 PM
would be cool but not if it made skating a douchey jock sport. That would be stupid i hate jocks and i would never want skating to be like that but if they could keep it cool and none douchey i would love it.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: Orz on October 24, 2012, 10:47:49 PM
skateboard |ˈskeɪtˌbɔ(ə)rd|
noun
a short narrow board with two small wheels fixed to the bottom of either end, on which (as a recreation or sport) a person can ride in a standing or crouching position, propelling themselves by occasionally pushing one foot against the ground.
verb [ no obj. ] (often as noun skateboarding)
ride on a skateboard.
DERIVATIVES
skateboarder noun

As in, it's not a lifestyle. Your lifestyle may include skateboarding, but it does not define skateboarding.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: m477 on October 25, 2012, 12:25:46 PM
I say skateboarding in the olympics should be all measurable events.

Fastest slalom
Fastest downhill
High jump (hippy jump)
Biggest air (halfpipe/mega)
Barrel Jumping
Highest ollie



Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: dtotherob on October 25, 2012, 03:21:19 PM
skateboard |ˈskeɪtˌbɔ(ə)rd|
noun
a short narrow board with two small wheels fixed to the bottom of either end, on which (as a recreation or sport) a person can ride in a standing or crouching position, propelling themselves by occasionally pushing one foot against the ground.
verb [ no obj. ] (often as noun skateboarding)
ride on a skateboard.
DERIVATIVES
skateboarder noun

As in, it's not a lifestyle. Your lifestyle may include skateboarding, but it does not define skateboarding.

i would say that a skate mag message board that probably has more that 10000 years of skateboarding experience trumps your shitty google search results, and opinion.


Title: Re: Skateboarding in the Olympics
Post by: SHitflea on November 02, 2012, 07:26:18 PM
The olympics are for horses and ice skaters. LAME POOP. So skateboarding should probably be before the horses, so the horse poop doesn't get on the grip tapes. Maybe they could ollie the horses?