Let’s face the facts; not everybody is talented as me. But I wasn’t born a skater and skating wasn’t the first thing that comes to my mind when I started to grow up. So, you don’t have to feel bad about it. If you’re not good at something, you are not the only one. If you’re good at skating from the beginning, then I’ll say it to your face that I respect you, because I know what you’re going through and it ain’t easy to reach that level that you are in, so I respect you. Everybody can learn—if she can learn, if I can learn, then so can you. What’s stopping you? Your parents? Your friends? Yourself? Everything is an obstacle, and they are easy to overcome. All you have to do is take the first step and ride your new skateboard.
Fear is normal. We all fear something one way or another. Like me, for example—I am afraid of high places, and when I realize that, I have to do a loopy loop, I froze. Because the thought of climbing that arena and going down, I started to shake like a leaf. My first in trying out that arena, it was a terrifying experience. But with the help of my friends and the support of my coach, we call her coach as a nickname for her, I overcome that fear and dive. When you let go, you feel like you are unstoppable. It is freeing.
If I can overcome the challenge, then I know you can do it too. Don’t stop when you’re halfway there, because if you do stop, I know you will regret not overcoming it. Regretting is such a horrible thing to experience because it means you missed your opportunity. Skating or rollerblading, whatever it is you prefer to learn, they are all the same. It can also apply to your everyday life. As long as you managed to finished one path, you realize you can go whenever you want and with the traits that you are to attain from your experience, I know you will have a use for them in the future.
So the moral of this is that not everyone is a master of skating. We all have to undergo training and practice to become the best. But if you are committed and passionate about it, then what’s stopping you? In the end, the real enemy is yourself. So, don’t procrastinate, stop making excuses, and go for it. You are not alone; we got you. And once, you did it then welcome to the team. You will find your own league and one day you will call them your family. They will never abandon, and you will never forsake them. So, skate, my friend, skate to your heart’s content.
People have been wondering why I choose this particular brand of rollerblades. Well, it is because Derby is the best! I love Derby, and I have been a follower for the past five years, since I was a teenager. I’ve meet interesting people who they shared their love for skating. They’ve also told me stories about their experience, their first time trying their board and the feeling of freedom when they finally got it right. They are an inspiration to me, and thanks to Derby that acts as a bridge, I wouldn’t be here and met them.
It is why Derby’s skateboard has become a part of my life. I’ve tried different types of merchandise just to experiment a little. I tried riding the skateboard; it wasn’t easy, but if I mastered rollerblading then this, this is just a piece of cake too to accomplish. What I won’t lie to it is scary at first because of you getting hurt, and don’t get me started on the stunts, they’re so difficult, complicated and scary to get it right. But what I learn when skateboarding is that you will never give up. You will fail the first time, then the second time and then the third time but in the end, you will get it right.
And I did. I cannot describe the feeling, but it is euphoric. So, since then I’ve developed my moves and become a part of a league where I fondly call them my family and allies. They have my back, and I have theirs. We support each other and encourage one another, I’ve never felt so happy and belonged in my life, and it is a good feeling. Derby has brought you to meet interesting people where you call them you best friends. You get to know each other and inspire one another. Because, together, you make a great team and win.
Derby’s supported us, and this is why there are a lot of different teams all around the world. Derby’s skateboard shared our passion for the game and we love to challenge ourselves to do the impossible things, yes they are dangerous, but the thought of beating the impossible is tempting to me. I want to force myself until I’ve to reach my full potential in becoming the best skateboard ever. Of course, I won’t forget rollerblading because it was my first love, so I still have time to roll out. I know I am not the only one who got inspired; there are a lot of others like me who share my passion and their stories inspired by a lot of people who are interested in trying out skateboarding and rollerblading. Without Derby, I wouldn’t be here right now, talking to you and telling you my fun time and experience.
Everyone loves a certain sport or hobby that they spend their free time doing. Others love to play basketball; some girls love to sit in a comfy chair and read a book or the rest are just doing simple things that make them happy. If you are a skater, then you know the feeling. You understand why you have to insert an open slot of your time so that you can skate around your neighbourhood and develop different skills just to show people that you can do it.
Now, what does Skateboard Derby have to do with this? Everybody loves the Derby since its first introduction back in 1959. It has slowly gained its popularity since. The owner Barry Jacobs created this kind of business where everybody, both young and old, gets the chance to enjoy the sense of freedom that they rarely encounter. The blood pumping into your veins, the wind in your hair and the amazing speed has brought great joy to you and everybody else.
You already know why. Many people, including myself, understand this. Derby has become a part of my life, my childhood. Even though life sometimes gets in the way, I still have room for skateboarding. Although, I am a self-employed person, and there are times that I don’t enough to get by but if you are committed and determined you can invest your time in purchasing some of the top-quality merchandise that Derby has to offer.
It is like that artist investing their money to supply their arts. My case is skateboarding. I am a skater for many years now, since I was ten years, and my mom thinks of me as a daredevil, so I love to challenge myself into doing some amazing stunts. I will not lie to; it is dangerous, but fear plays a role that stops you from achieving something. Thanks to skateboarding I managed to overcome my fear of getting hurt and since then, it has applied to my life.
It is fun, after all, despite the injuries, but what is life without a little bit of challenge? I would recommend to all future skaters to try out Derbys; they are the best in what they give, and they also provide a skating arena where we can all have fun and interact just to share our passion together. Who doesn’t want to be with our kind? No matter how fun it is, don’t forget your responsibilities! I’ve worked a lot, but it is worth it when you know you are working so that you can invest in your passion.
Don’t be afraid to mingle and interact with us; we don’t bite. And also, you can try some of the merchandise of Derbys; they are pretty awesome, after all. I support some of the claims because I owned a pair and it has stood by me for a long time.