Wednesday, February 29, 2012

KekahJ Week 93: Wheels


And now with our 2nd day of KekahJ!

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KekahJ's Choice: Picture 2


There’s nothing like it. I don’t care what anyone else says. There’s absolutely nothing like the feel of the wind through your hair and rushing across your cheek as you careen down the street, a thin piece of wood and four wheels the only thing between you and the pavement. And the feeling when you catch air and land a trick perfectly? Best feeling in the world.

Pain? Pain is nothing to a skater. We fall off our boards so many times you get so it doesn’t even register anymore. We’re always covered in bumps and bruises. It’s almost like a badge of honor in a way. Scars especially.

Also, I don’t know if anyone will ever admit this, but there’s a small part of every skater who likes being misunderstood. We like that people give us sideways glances when they see us on the street. There’s a certain rush that comes from knowing that we could be busted at any moment and thrown out. People always yell that they’re going to call the cops, but they rarely do.

Being a skater is like being a member of a whole other world, if only for just a few hours each day. When we’re on our boards, whether we’re riding down the sidewalk, or trying to master adrenaline pumping new tricks, we feel like the world makes sense. You know what I mean?