Today, in my research of this history of skateboarding and the attitude surrounding the sport/subculture, the most interesting thing I found was something I already knew. I found a book on google about sport sociology. There was a chapter out of it called Disqualifying the Official: An Exploration of Social Resistance Through the Subculture of Skateboarding, and explained some of the modern day attitude surrounding skateboarding. The author had spent two years interviewing and observing skateboarding and came up with some interesting points and views. She talked for a while about how there have been to groups in the skate community that have emerged. Those who like and buy into the commercial aspect and those who do not and some go far enough to avoid it. The commercialist approach is that of skateboarding to be the best, get sponsored, make money, compete, and sport the latest and greatest apparel. The other approach looks at it as something fun, no competition, a ‘way of life’ sort of view.