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Predicting a Renaissance: Skateboarding in 2020

You can feel it already can’t you? The slow but steady resurgence of something which faded into the background after its coming of age as a sub-culture in the 90’s and early 2000’s. Skateboarding; loved and hated in equal measure depending on your point of view. A physical activity which can’t be easily labelled and which somehow manages to flow simultaneously through the spheres of lifestyle, sport and creative art form. Peaks and Troughs As someone who started skating…

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Skateboarding in the 2020 Olympics: Pros and Cons

(Cover art credit: www.theberrics.com) I know, I know, it’s old news, skateboarding is now an official Olympic sport and will feature in the Japan 2020 Games, yadda yadda, yeah yeah, heard it ages ago.  What you might not be aware of however is the intense debate amongst skateboarders as to whether this is a welcome step forward, or the beginning of the end. I’m definitely not the first person (or the first skater) to consider this topic and feel…

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