To me skateboarding has always been more of an art or therapy than an action sport. I was born a very hyper child always getting into everything. Always questioning authority and trying to be the alpha male of my surroundings. I found a constructive outlet of this testosterone through skateboarding. I started skateboarding when I was 7 years old and I guess just never really stopped. On my travels around the world my skateboard is sometimes my best friend. Alone in a foreign places sometimes leads to depression or feeling of obvious solitude but my skateboard was always there. I could express my feelings and thoughts through skateboarding using my creativity to learn new tricks to stimulate my mind, or simply to get around. It is acceptable for carry on with almost every airline making it easy to pack. In any case I am a true adrenaline junkie and without it I think I would go crazy. If you're not a skateboarder or dare devil at all that's fine, I've met people who always need a sketch book or guitar even. The best part is you pick your poison .