Mrs. M. Turner
Advanced Composition A— Fifth Hour
2 November 2008
Nothing beats the thrill of being inches from pain and agony, yet there are not any brakes to slow down or stop. But who would want to? The instant gratification is unable to be matched with each successful trick, and the memories are endless. The excitement of a few precious moments separates us from the ball-grass sports. The atmosphere of a perfect day inspires me to push myself at each attempt. The absolute freedom makes my sport addicting.
I continue skateboarding for the thrill of a few seconds of significant runs. Even when I prepare my equipment to go outside, the memorable days and tricks play through my mind, and the possibility of repeating such moves brings me back to skate another day. The most rewarding part of skateboarding for me is not always tricks. There is a basic maneuver called an Ollie, where the entire board leaves the ground and the athlete becomes airborne for a few moments. When anyone practices the fundamental technique extensively, they almost have the ability to soar through the air for what seems like eternity. I thoroughly enjoy when I make an amazing Ollie, in which I can hear the sound of the wood snapping against the harsh concrete surfaces and the bearings are whizzing from the free movement. The ground disappears beneath me as If it were a treadmill, and most of my view consists of a blur of cement and obstacles. After what seems like hours, I return to Earth unharmed, but mentally in shambles because of the amazing feat I previously completed. Usually, people associate addictions with negative emotions; however, my addiction is to the thrill of skateboarding, and it is one that I do not want to surrender.
Even though there are hundreds of professional skateboarders in the world, I confidently say that I will never receive any sponsors or special achievements through skateboarding. Most skaters usually try to advance...