The athletes that choose to lay it all on the line mixed with the difficulty of skateboarding makes it a sport that I have the utmost respect for. Skating takes some serious dedication, especially after that first big fall. Anyone who has taken that fall knows what I am talking about. Everything from my personal favorite of street skating on up to half pipe, big air, or some of the other more televised disciplines requires some serious skill.
Whether you just freeride around town, compete occasionally in local events, or aspire to be the next Danny Way, skateboarding is a pretty rad way to spend a day.