Yeah... It's kind of redundant, but I couldn't help but think of it when seeing the clip of Jovontae Turner poppin' that wheelie on the MASHSF site. How many of you come from a skate background? Do you think years of skating help your riding? And lastly, comparisons?
Personally, I've been skating for 18 years and yes, learning to ride a FG was easy, I think due largely to honing balance and leg/footwork an' s**t on a skate. Comparisons? I get almost as much pleasure bombing a hill and fanning out skids as I do powerslides! Bikes are prettier, but I like that skaters aren't always talking about and showing off their gear. Just kidding, guys!
(Imagine it though... "Dude, check out these sick NOS gold Indy 145s! NJS and everything. Too bad they stamped it right there, though. Guess I can't do any grinds. Oh well...")