Skate punk (also known as skatecore and skate rock) is both a skater subculture and a subgenre of punk rock music. Originally a genre of hardcore punk closely associated with skate culture, skate punk changed into a more melodic genre of punk rock in the 1990s. Since the 1990s, skate punk has been a genre that features fast tempos, lead guitar-playing (including guitar riffs and guitar solos), fast drumming, and singing (sometimes including vocal harmonies). Featuring the fast tempos of hardcore punk and melodic hardcore, skate punk occasionally combines these with the catchy hooks of pop-punk. Skate videos have traditionally featured this fast style of punk rock. This played a big part in the coining of the term "skate punk".
Cursed Skater is a variation of the skater aesthetic that incorporates Bastardcore elements. It is often taken up by a group of friends or alone. It is often used for comedic purposes. This aesthetic contains a person classified as a Skater or anything skater/skater related.
A Skater Girl is a female that skateboard for the enjoyment and fascination for it.
Skater Girl fashion varies, but has important staples. Skaters in general wear baggy pants or long sleeves under short sleeves to a) cover any padding that they are wearing (knee pads, elbow pads) and b) to protect exposed skin. However, female skaters have been seen wearing shorts and tank tops. Here's a list of some Skater Girl must-haves:
- baggy/cargo pants
- loose jeans (straight-leg, mom etc.)
- flat-bottomed shoes
- baggy shirts
- layering long sleeves and over-sized shirts
These are preferable clothes for skating, padding is optional but good for beginners. Most Skater Girls tend to wear dark colours (brown, green, black, etc.), but are not limited to that. Bright colours and more feminine touches have been seen as well.
- Riding in shopping trolleys
- Smoking (please be careful of your health, don't smoke for the aesthetic)
- Catching buses and trains
- Dressing up as ghosts using sheets
- Going to abandoned places
..and anything else silly and out of the norm.