|Enjoy your skating!|
|Around the Academy:
Anyone can skate - it doesn't matter how fit you are.
You don't have to work out or watch your diet.
It's hard for everyone - no-one has it easy.
Don't get angry when things don't go your way.
Remember, the learning stage is the best part of skating.
If it's not fun then don't do it!
You can pick up useful tips but when you fall off there is no-one to blame except maybe your board.
There is no right way to skate - just do it the way you like it.
Skating is not like a sport where you can categorise who is better than who - it is a matter of opinion.
But a lot of skaters have inspired me.
I really like Anthony Papalardo because he skates city spots in New York and Philadelphia.
I look up to top skaters but at the same time they're just people.
They probably skate just the same streets you do.
When people ask me where I'll be in five years time I say I'll probably be working as a dustbin man!
Being a pro skater would be a dream but it is a lot of responsibility and commitment.
I got into skating because it was fun.
If skating was more of a job perhaps I wouldn't enjoy it so much.
If I can get paid for skateboarding that's amazing, but if I don't it doesn't bother me either.