The Privilege to Push

Photo & Words by Connor Poulsen

It's 2015 and skateboarding technology is advancing everyday, for better or for worse. Something I have noticed recently is electric boards being used. These are simply transportation in my eyes. What they are missing is the privilege to push, which is what they are taking away.

Pushing down the street is a lot more therapeutic and freeing than just rolling while some electric motor turns your wheels. The feeling of the rubber sole of your shoe placed on the ground and launching you into a free-rolling day dream cannot be matched by an electric board. There is no replacement for the first thrill of skateboarding we experience, cruising down the street.