According to Burberry Erry, you need change to grow, as the traditional "Never Change" advice is terrible. Instead, change is good for the better, he said.
But Switch God Paul Rodriguez didn't mince his words against the rise of robotic skateboarding, as the new generation is teaching themselves to exaggerate their flip-ins and flip-outs.
According to P-Rod, the soul of skateboarding is becoming watered down because the kids these days have so many skate clips, not making an effort to look good but just focusing on the NBDs instead of properly executing the tricks.
He knows it's hard, but he said it's like a f*ckin asshole. "It looks like ass," he said.
With the Olympics just around the corner, the new skaters will witness more of the too many flip-ins and flip-outs in the contest, especially since the audiences are broader, with people thinking it's the normal thing to do without the OG core pro skaters' blessings.
The core skateboarding community predicts that the Olympic contests will be dominated by no style, raising concerns about the future direction of skateboarding.