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•Basically, a skater is pro when he or she can make a living from the demonstration of their Skateboarding skills. So, if a skater is young, then it's tricky to call them "pro", because they are still in school, live with their parents, etc. But, on a very basic level, someone is a pro skater when they can live off of it - so really, it's up to that skater. This type of "pro" is the same as in any other kind of sport. Usually this type of pro will have a few sponsors, and travel around to competitions, living off of the money generated from sponsors and competitions (sponsors like their pros to do well in competitions too, so the system feeds itself, as long as the pro keeps doing well).

•However, there is a system among skateboarding companies where certain sponsors will not call a skater they sponsor "pro" until they decide that that certain skater is good enough.

•This type of "pro" labeling often comes with products with his or her name on them. With this kind of pro labeling, skateboarding teams will have a certain number of pro skaters, and a certain number of am (amateur) skaters. This is used more for teams who travel and do demos, and film videos. And how much do pro skateboarders get paid for pro endorsements? That's TOTALLY up in the air. Some guys get loads of money to use their name, and other guys - the less known pros - can get hardly anything. It all depends on how they perform, how the sales go, and how much they are valued by that sponsor. You'll notice at events like the X Games, when a skater does really well and the cameras are on him or her, sometimes they hold up their skateboards to show off sponsor stickers - or they make sure that certain sponsor stickers on their helmets are always seen. That's because that sponsor pays them well, and they want to keep them happy and make sure the sponsor gets their money's worth! It's not all bad, when you think it through - if no one was sponsoring most of these guys, they wouldn't be able to afford to travel and skate, and we would never see them. Sponsorships and endorsements can make things ugly, but they also open a lot of doors. There's a lot of room to argue on this topic, and I think arguing can be healthy.

•The world of pro skaters is strange. The top pros do get a lot of money, but the top of the mountain is a small place, and while they are all usually friendly (more so than in a lot of sports), some elbowing does happen. And sometimes, guys just fall right off…

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it depends, if you skateboard as often as you can, and learn the tricks, you could in 5+ years. if you skateboard every once in a while, and don't nail the basics at first, you might in 8+ years.

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All you really have to do is practice 'til you get good & then head down to your local board shop & ask for a sponsorship from their skate team (if they have one). The board shop owner usually has hookups with am & pro events such as the Tampa Am.

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14y ago

None. Look up Jason Ellis. He left Australia at 14 to skate here in the USA. You will have to skate board most likely about 5 hours a day every day. No excuses. If its something you will want to do you have to set your mind to it and do it everyday. No matter what happens no matter what state of mind you are in.

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14y ago

i dont know its possible. the odds of someone going pro in skateboarding are greater the some one becoming a professional football and Basketball player

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16y ago

The answer to be a pro skateboarder is alot of practice and advise for friends who skateboard.

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15y ago

go to the skate park and get spoted by people who give u skate stuff.then u got 2 fill a load of forms out to be pro.then u r pro and can enter into comps.if thts any help

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Yes, I love to skateboard it is my most favorite thing to do i do it a bout 6 hours a day!

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