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Skate: The TV Show

Skate definitely tops anything else that crosses your television set on Saturday mornings - including cartoons or Martha Stewart ramming rose petals or some unknown orange sauce up a turkey.

The half-hour action-drama show centers around Josh Raden (played by Chris Jorgens) who wants to be a pro-skater and his group of friends which include a graffiti artist on probation, a former snowboarding champion and a poet. Skate follows the crew on their adventures on the streets and skateparks of a fictional town outside of Seattle.

So what makes Skate worth tuning into on your valuable Saturday morning? First of all, this show is about as close to reality as you can get. It's just like watching your friends or the other kids you usually see popping ollies on the street or hangin' out at the skatepark. They're trying to ride a handrail without getting busted by some slobby security guard and getting bruised while attempting a new trick. "The show is on point and that was our big concern - to make the show as real as possible. Cuz if kids smell something fake, they won't watch it," says Jorgito Vargas, Jr., who plays Dim, Josh's best friend. "It's just as real as any of those reality TV shows like Real World which are all scripted anyway. I actually know how to skateboard and Jorgito is a real graffiti artist. We're not just pretending we know what we're doing," adds Chris.

Skate keeps it real by having pro-skateboarder, Rob "Sluggo" Boyce, on the set as a skate co-ordinator. "I make sure it looks right, from how the characters set up their boards to how they take off their bearings. Kids are smart and they know if something isn't how it shoud be," says Rob who has been a pro-skater for the past 10 years and competed at the X-Games. Several other of your favorite pro-skaters have helped out with Skate by making guest appearances on the show including, Rick McCrank and Eric Koston.

Okay, so when can I watch the kick-flipping and Mctwisting action of Skate? It's on Saturday at 11:30 am ET/9:30 am PT on NBC. So, tell your ugly sister to hand over the remote and tell your parents you'll do your chores later - this is one half hour on Saturday you don't wanna miss.

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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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