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Friday, April 15, 2011


Skater chix…

Lyn-z Adams Hawkins, Holly Lyons, Paulita Costales, Keeani Lei, Anne-Sophie Julien, Ellen O’Neal, Mimi Knoop, Heather Christensen, Jen O’Brien, Eliana Sosco
Everybody knew that Keeani Lei was primarily not a skateboarder, except me…
Thanks for keeping me out of the loop...
Two days ago, an “interesting” article was posted on PopCrunch.com. At first, I did not really pay attention to it, but then, it went viral with hundred of thousands of viewers in a couple of days, which is the definition of going viral anyway… So I started to give it a second look. That article showcases the 10 best looking skater girls around. And, yes, they look good. At a time when girls are really making an indent in the boy’s secret world of skateboarding, exposing all those chix seems a little bit misogynic (like posting a hot girl seated in a hood to sell a car – you know). Talking about skater girls only because they look hot makes me feel edgy. The increased skills and commercial interest that women's skateboarding has dragged in the past months has brought a huge push in the perception of the sport and with it, broader acceptation of skateboarding. Not that we need it, we all know that we have a nice Sword of Damocles waiting to fall on us with the acceptation of skateboarding at the Olympics… Somehow, someday that will happen… Those changes in the perception of women within skateboarding indicate that this is more than a temporary thing: first, Vans was highly criticized for dropping the girls at The Protec Pool Party last May, then, they were praised for doing a woman-only contest in November. Last year, Thrasher had a female skater (to help the teams earn cash, a magazine cover, and bragging rights) as a mystery guest on each King of the Road team. Finally, look at the growing number of girls-only skateboard websites, and you’ll be amazed… Of course, I think that a lot of names are missing on PopCrunch’s hot list, but that’s only my humble opinion.
That article showcase pix of hot Paulita Costales, Eliana Sosco, Heather Christensen and Keeani Lei (although the picture seems old now…) and was interesting in some sorts: thanks to it, a lot of people discovered that Keeani Lei was also as skater. I feel so stupid that I discovered that Keeani Lei was primarily not skateboarder. Maybe I should not only gooogle the word skateboarding and open my mind to other interesting things in the world.

Now, go see for yourself who are the hottest skaters of the planet

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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Friday, April 15, 2011 




1 Comments:
Anonymous Natalie Voronova said...

Most of the skater girls you see are from vert and bowl skateboarding. True chicks are on the streets.

September 12, 2012 at 12:08 AM  




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