Reading a surf magazine this morning and a good chunk of the articles have to do with the qualifying tour and the World Championship Tour. I really hope, really, really, really hope skateboarding never gets to the point where that nonsense matters. Seems like a really weird thing to reduce that kind of activity to a competition. Skateboarding in the 2012 Olympics? Who is that for? What does this have to do with anything. Seriously, things begin to really get lame when we are catering to an outside audience. This is the difference between what television contest coverage of skating looks like (1/2 vert, 1/4 mega ramp, 1/8 street and 1/8 kook commentator) and coverage of skating in legitimate magazines looks like. Complain, complain, complain.
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