Part #2 Skate Life: By The Sk8 Doctor
Skating is my lifestyle this is not a hobby. This is real work and dedication.
Balance and concentration is what divided us from being average from others plus a whole lot of soul…….
This is second nature for us you got to be born to skate practice practice makes perfect but for true style skaters its in the D.N.A. its a way of life for skaters we love our skates family we don’t ask for much just a good clean floor and some great music. Skating is my life I started skating in my moms basement Detroit wheels was the rink I first started roller skating in a Northland was like the mecca for me cause it was such a big rink and all those who had skills went to the land its always been a battle over who the best from the east or the west of Detroit in the old days it was the older skaters who skated at the Arcadia (downtown) which had burn down along time ago arena skate rink on the west side guys
Rockin Ronnie, Bill Butler, Frenado, Lil B, Russel Minks, Charles Haywood these guys past there skills on so many to make up the kings of skating in Detroit. All of us have a story like this from New York to South of London you got great tales about the legion of the rinks who just skate off pure talent like sports these guys are the history of style skating dance skating with soul. The music back then was in tone to the people we make skate music now so we can do so much more on 8 wheels. This lifestyle is so real for us we can talk about roller skating all night. I seen people roller skate on 2 wheels and even sometimes one, thats not practice thats a skill it would take you years to dance on one wheel, let along 8. The style that have come up from state to state are crazy I can’t put no other word on it to explain what you see us do sometimes its just like poetry in motion.
This a very sick love affair that I have with my skates I have 20 pair of custom roller skates I made them all from Marui Alligator shoes to Michael Jordan’s on skates I love the match up my skate tee shirts with my skates or dress up with them I don’t play when its my skate night this thing of skating very strong with us I know skaters that are 80 years old still coming out and could skate circle around anybody.