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A Skater's Narrow mindedness

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I ain't gonna tell ne1 who he is like (if he wants 2 post- he can obviously) but newayz....

I was havin a chat with a guy who I consider 2 b 1 of my best online m8s- I probs chat 2 him more then ne1 but in this convo he sed sumthin that really got me goin like. Thing is it's a common thing 4 skaters (defo an image thing) 2 dis sports like football and this m8 of mine gimme a perfect example of the type of, tbh utterly stupid, things ppl say. Don't get me wrong-it works the other way as well- townies dis skating.

I'm not biased on this coz I love skating and football but here's my view on stuff:

1st of all the arguement against football started as 'footy sux' which is fair enuf- opinion. This was followed sumthin along the lines of 'it takes no skill' and 'it's just chasing a ball then kicking it and hoping it goes in'. I was like OMG lol, complete ignorence. Then he goes skating takes way more skill.

Let's work thru this (Y'all add things 2 this 2 help me explain poop better if u can)
It's the same 4 nearly all sports. Sports are played at different skill levels. In football if you constantly chance the ball then u hav no knowledge of the game- meanin ne1 who knows wot they are doin will not do this. Also if u randomly kick it then u hav no skill.

To give a better understanding I'll use examples:

In skateboarding- to perform a kickflip ur feet must b in the rite position so ur front foot is slanted at a certain angle and when u perform the ollie-like movement of kicking down u hav 2 slide ur foot over the front in the correct way. This is a skill that takes a while 2 learn- yes- but when u know it (I learnt it when I used 2 skate and I was never very good), it's piss easy.

Similary in football- to 4 example... 2 make an accuarate shot- it isn't a case of hit and hope (not when u know how 2 play) u hav 2 position the foot u ain't kickin with in a certain place and u must hit the ball in the rite way- in the rite place on the ball and with the correct part of ur foot. Also ur body has 2 b in a certain position 2 (4 example if u wanna get sum height on it- u gotta lean back a bit).

It doesn't matter how much u outline the skill needed 4 sumthin in 1 sport- there will alwayz b sumthin that takes the same amount of skill in another (obviously there'll b sme exceptions 2 that but that's a differnt story).


It angers me how people can b so narrow minded sumtimes.

Apologises 2 the bloke in question, didn't wanna start an agruement, would rather u read this then re-considered ur comments.


(Knowin him he prbs won't even read it fully tho :tp: )
 
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tbh m8 just let em do what they want

but if any1 thinks football takes no skill there a moron

and if any1 think skating takes no skill there a moron

and its exactly the same with every other sport.

You think sports dont take skill? If so, your a Ducking moron :good:
 
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MasterD said:
wasnt me lol ermmmmmmmm all sports take skill tbh i think skateboarding is probs one of the harder 1's
it depends how much time and dedication u put in it. U only say that coz skating LOOKS more impressive. Put it like this:

It took me a LOT longer 2 b able 2 do 20 kick ups then it did 2 do a moving ollie


Newayz no anti-skatin spam plz (coz it owns) or anti-footy spam (coz it also owns)
 
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GohanSSJ said:
Well everyone can kick a ball, but not everyone can skate, however to get good at football, you need more then just kicking a ball, this also involves thinking...
exactly. So saying instantly that 1 sport is pathetic and take sno skill is wrong
 
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every sport has its own start of lvl of skill u need
BUT!
u will always end up at the same skill lvl
i mean i aint keen on f00tball and i am a sk8ie but i do not go round sayin crap like that :)...ne way
ok most ppl who have nvr touched a sk8 board in their life as soon as they stand on it will fall off at som point ( i know this from experiance), with f00tball u need good co-ordination between ur mind, foot and the ball so there is always somfin som where tc dudes...and dudettes


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lol all sports needs skills but if ppl say that saking requires more skill then fottie look @ the football levels around the world and ask some1 to do 90 mis running and still be able to deliver harh shot :p

it requires loads of technique , thinking !! , tactics , playing as a team , skill , and physical training :)

if u think that's few then :D
 
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they require different motor skills therefore they cannot really be compared.

skating requires more flexibility and is far more dynamic, also more technical based

another huge point is that its solo...

wherease football is team based, required a higher fitness level and more of a narrow higher refined skill level



its like comparing gymnastics with rugby :tp:
 
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Exclamatio said:
they require different motor skills therefore they cannot really be compared.

skating requires more flexibility and is far more dynamic, also more technical based

another huge point is that its solo...

wherease football is team based, required a higher fitness level and more of a narrow higher refined skill level



its like comparing gymnastics with rugby :tp:

and in footie u need to be wiser no just do some stunts u need to think more cuz it ain't a solo thingy
 
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bin away 4 a few days sortin ma pc out, but since no1 knows, this woz me
and i still stand by wot i say

football is such a townie thing to do, kickin a ball round a pitch for 90 mins and gettin paid like 10,000
 
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If I die before I wake,
At least in Heaven I can skate.
Cos' right here on Earth I can't do 'Jack,
Without the man upon my back.
(Heaven is a halfpipe...)


:)


Think that's the lyrics lol :confused:
 
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Capricorn said:
If I die before I wake,
At least in Heaven I can skate.
Cos' right here on Earth I can't do 'Jack,
Without the man upon my back.
(Heaven is a halfpipe...)


:)


Think that's the lyrics lol :confused:

yeh thts the lyrics but wot tht gota do with nethin? :confused:
 
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i hate football :tp:

the only reason i watch it sometimes is to look @ the beautifull legs, and even then...:rolleyes:


im kinda afraid from skating... it always feels if its going 2 hurt A LOT :lol:

i ld love 2 snowboard though :D ;)



sorry 4 another useless comment :tp: :eek:
 
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speedhorn666 said:
the point was never about the cash. 'Townie thing 2 do'? It's a fuckin sport. Ur showin complete ignorence now coz if u woulda read all of this thread u would realise that arguing the point I made is dumb

i'd hardly call it a sport

and how come u neva c ppl riot wen a sk8 dnt win a comp?
 
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nathan123 said:
i'd hardly call it a sport

and how come u neva c ppl riot wen a sk8 dnt win a comp?
ur goin off on insanly different points. Ur 4gettin that I'm neutral in the skating vs footy thing. My point was about the skill involved. U say all the poop on pitch takes no skill? read up. The basic have 2 b homed 2 PERFECTION 2 get in2 Pro footy. There r on pitch skills that take as much skill as nethin else coz skills can improved 2 the same lvls
 
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