skateboarding-instagram-vs-reality

Where skateboarding goes, the rest of society follows. So, it stands to reason that the popularity of Instagram means that skateboarding is well represented by perfectly filtered, square images designed to gain more likes that a shot of a naked Kardashian arse is designed to gain column inches.

Anybody who's smashed their board into their shin, landed on their elbow, and rolled in dog piss (please let it be dog piss) will confirm, the rose-tinted world of skateboarding on Instagram is very, very different to skateboarding in reality.

Skateboarding in Britain on Instagram

A photo posted by Long Live Southbank (@longlivesouthbank) on

Skateboarding in Britain in reality

Photo: Pinterest

Barcelona mission on Instagram

A photo posted by Rodrigo Teixeira (@rodrigotx) on

Barcelona mission in reality

"buscar una jirafa gigante",,, YOINK - Photo: iStock

Street spots on Instagram

A photo posted by Vans Skate (@vansskate) on

Street spots in reality

Photo: YouTube

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Police show up on Instagram

A photo posted by Nyjah Huston (@nyjah) on

Police show up in reality

Photo: PhotographyIsNotACrime

Your new hoops in Instagram

A photo posted by Shane Oneill (@shanejoneill) on

Your new hoops in reality

Photo: bnqt

Riding tranny on Instagram

A photo posted by Steve Caballero (@steviecab) on

Riding tranny in reality

Photo: SkateAndAnnoy

Fliptricks on Instagram

A photo posted by Joy Cos Melgarejo (@kindershecks) on

Fliptricks in reality

Photo: advrider

Grinds in Instagram

A photo posted by Ian Cunliffe (@xmindtrickx) on

Grinds in reality

Photo: actionrecon

Sessioning with your crew on Instagram

A photo posted by adidas Skateboarding (@adidasskateboarding) on

Sessioning with your crew in reality

Photo: HighTimes

After a slam in Instagram

A photo posted by Hall Of Meat Videos (@hallofmeatvideos) on

After a slam in reality

Photo: Jelle Keppens / Sidewalkmag.com

Riding pools on Instagram

A photo posted by Vans Skate (@vansskate) on

Riding pools in reality

Photo: SkateboardMag

Groms at your spot in Instagram

A photo posted by Vans Skate (@vansskate) on

Groms at your spot in reality

Photo: Getbucks.co.uk

Bombing hills on Instagram

A photo posted by Shred Season (@shred.season) on

Bombing hills in reality

Photo: YouTube

Philly trip on Instagram

A photo posted by @boblems on

Philly trip in reality

Photo: rowanfreepress

Finding junk on Instagram

A photo posted by Vans Skate (@vansskate) on

Finding junk in reality

Photo: Mpora

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