At Shred “Skate” IS the experience of freedom, exhilaration and peace that comes from movement – at a pretty good clip – through space and time.
Skate includes – but is not limited to: surfing, body-surfing, skim/wake/boogie boarding; skate/long/push/articulated boarding, inline, hockey (ice and road) quad, razor, skating; ski/snowboard; parachuting and base-jumping (these last two are still on the “gotta-do” list).
If you know, you know.
Although the experience of skate may be perceived by others as solitary and indeed it may be, it also has very definite and significant social aspects which bestow huge character benefits.
The skate and surf culture of LA in the 60’s and 70’s that I grew up in embodies these elements:
• Camaraderie among all surfers and skaters everywhere.
• Once you are on the Team, you are on the Team, always and ever
• Mentoring the newcomer
These three, along with the development of physical balance, confidence and
prowess that comes with mastery of any of these disciplines enable development of inner resources and character that can be and will be there when you most need them, when all else may seem lost. Many have experienced this. Know this.