man…skating/bmx and drifting, go hand in hand.
though, ima be a bit jumbled when ‘explaining’ this. what i LOVE the most between the comparision, is the failures. the lap after lap of trying something and being stubborn enough to get it right no matter how many times you fail at it. not everyone has this vision. some people like to keep it safe, practice routine, stay within an acquired comfort zone. i have no interest in competition. i have no internet in what others are doing. i have no interest in doing the same thing, lap after lap after lap. i am a terribly inconsistant, erratic and bullshit drifter. every lap i try something new. go faster, go wider, go closer, ebrake this, front brake that, spin here, spin there. i can not, and will not do one thing time after time. i feel this same stubborn bullshit attitude is what drives skaters…at least in the videos ive seen.
this isnt to say that people who are consistant and ‘boring’ arent talented, great or otherwise excellent at their craft. i have respect for those drivers who have that mentality..until when it comes to comps that they feel that they are deserving? of the win, or cant udnerstand why they lost to another.
i feel that as a whole, both are very accessible ‘sports’ and that even the shitty skaters and drivers still have time invested into their hobby and do their thing. what i cant understand, is someone who does an activity for not the sole purpose of having fun, be it by yourself or with friends..to push one another. i cant understand a person who does it for fame and letting it being a definitive characteristic of their beings.