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  • Writer's pictureWill Ermish

Why Learning to Skateboard as an Adult is a Great Idea!

Man running with a camera behind his friend who is doing a skateboard trick

As an adult, it can be easy to get caught up in the monotony of daily life and lose sight of our passions and hobbies. But let me tell you, learning to skateboard as an adult is a fantastic way to break out of that rut and build your confidence in the process.

Now, I know what you're thinking. Skateboarding is for kids, right? Wrong. It's never too late to chase your dreams and try new things, no matter how "cool" or "hip" they may seem. Plus, there's something undeniably satisfying about being able to say, "Hey, I can do a kickflip now!"

But let's back up a bit. Why is learning to skateboard such a confidence booster? Well, for starters, it requires a lot of practice and patience. You're not going to be able to land a 360 flip on your first try (trust me, I've tried). But with each small accomplishment, whether it's simply being able to ride down the street without falling or finally nailing that ollie, your confidence grows.

Plus, skateboarding is a physical activity, which means you'll be getting in some much-needed exercise and improving your physical strength and coordination. And let's be real, there's nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishment that comes with finally being able to ride up a curb without falling.

But it's not just about the physical aspect. Skateboarding also requires a certain level of mental toughness. You have to be able to push through the fear of falling or getting hurt, and believe in your ability to land that trick. This mental strength carries over into other areas of your life, making you feel more confident in your ability to tackle challenges and overcome obstacles.

Now, I know what you're thinking. "But I'm not cool enough to skateboard." Trust me, I had the same thought when I first started. But let me tell you, the skateboarding community is incredibly welcoming and accepting. No one is going to judge you for being an adult who's just learning to skate. In fact, many experienced skateboarders are happy to help out newbies and offer tips and tricks.

Plus, skateboarding is a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Whether it's at the local skatepark or just cruising around town, you're bound to connect with other skateboarders who share your passion. And let's face it, making new friends is always a confidence booster.

But perhaps the biggest confidence booster of all is the sense of accomplishment that comes with learning a new skill. Skateboarding is not an easy sport, and it can be frustrating at times. But when you finally land that trick you've been working on for weeks, the sense of pride and accomplishment is unbeatable.

So, if you've always wanted to learn to skateboard but have been too scared or self-conscious to try, I say go for it! It's never too late to chase your dreams and try new things. Plus, who knows, you might just discover a new passion and build up some much-needed confidence in the process. Just remember to wear a helmet and take it slow – we don't want any unnecessary trips to the emergency room. Happy skating!


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