Maybe you are a fan of professional scooter riders and want to become one of them. Then, you will have to deal with misconceptions about the pro riders and the sport. These are some of the misconceptions that may stop you from becoming a pro scooter rider.
It is Natural Talent
Most people who watch this sport believe that to become a pro, you should have a natural talent. Although it does help, it is not enough to be at the top level. Even professionals know that it takes a lot of determination and dedication to making it. In any case, if it is quite easy, every person would be a pro. Riding stunt scooters will not make you a pro overnight. It requires practice and hard work.
As you know, most people have talent, but they never become pros. The reason for this is that they are not ready to get to pro status. For you to go up, it is up to you. Therefore, you have to keep learning from others. That is because some riders have certain tricks that you can learn. Even if you are an average person, you should not get discouraged. Rather, you should use it as motivation and practice to be better. You can only succeed if you have a good attitude and determined.
You Do Not Need a Nice Scooter
You probably think you can become a pro rider without the need for a good scooter and equipment. It does not matter how talented you are; you will not consistently compete with pros. Your chance of winning will be minimal. If you check around, you will discover that professionals use top scooters and high-end equipment. There is no excuse for this. If you want to prosper in this sport, you need to have the right equipment.
A-Pro Can Do Any Trick
If you are a beginner, you may think a pro stunt scooter rider can do any given trick. However, that is not the case as tricks are endless. For instance, doing a backflip is the most difficult but one of the most popular in extreme sports. To become a pro, you do not have to do this trick. You can do other tricks and get sponsors without doing backflips. That is because you do not have to do certain stunts to get sponsored. Pro scooter riders do focus on tricks that make them stand out.
You Need Several Scooters
This is another common misconception that pro riders move around with multiple scooters. In fact, sponsors do not give multiple scooters, nor do riders carry them around. Usually, a sponsor will give you the main scooter, and this is what you will carry around. There is no need to carry multiple scooters around. First, a scooter will take a lot of room, making it uncomfortable having several of them. Second, it is advisable to practice with one scooter and get good at it. Remember that this sport requires a lot of travel.