YouTube Star John Hill Explains Why The Skateboarding Community is Toxic Towards Beginners
John Hill, a famous YouTube star with over 1 million subscribers, recently addressed the toxic culture within the skateboarding community toward beginners.
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In his new YouTube video, Hill explained the reasons behind this negative behavior and offered solutions to make the community more welcoming to new skaters.
According to the YouTuber, one of the main reasons the skateboarding community can be toxic towards beginners is the perceived threat they pose to skateboarding culture and identity.
Many experienced skaters view skateboarding as a counterculture meant to be exclusive and rebellious, and they fear that the influx of new skaters will dilute the authenticity of skateboarding.
Another factor contributing to the toxic culture towards beginners is the competitive nature of skateboarding.
Skaters often judge each other based on their skill level and trick repertoire, and beginners are often the targets of ridicule and derision. It can be incredibly discouraging for new skaters trying to learn and improve.
To combat these issues, Hills suggests that experienced skaters should consciously be more welcoming and encouraging towards beginners.
Offering tips and advice, sharing resources and tutorials, and providing a supportive environment for new skaters to learn and grow can also be good.
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