Learning a new activity can be a good way to spend your vacant times. Not only are you entertained, you also add something to your reservoir of skills. Many of these pastimes are forms of physical activity as well that can provide the body its needed exercise. One of the beneficial hobbies that you could get into is skateboarding.
While this sport is famous to children and teenagers, many adults are into skateboarding. Many venture into it as their careers. If you are or become very good in this sport, you could compete in professional or amateur, local, national and international competitions.
Of course you do not become an expert at skateboarding or win yourself a trophy in a competition unless you invest something. Here are some of your "ends" in the "bargain".
Time. It could take months or years of practice before you can do all those stunts accurately. You need to spend time understanding how each part of the skateboard works, how to maneuver it, and how to do those tricks.
Body. When you say body, it means using up your energy and stamina in your practices and being possibly scratched, bruised or even injured while practicing despite all the protective gears you are wearing.
Money. While you may use a beginner skateboard initially, you will need something better like pro skateboard decks as you advance. These pro skateboard decks also tend to perform better in competitions. The more advanced the deck is, the higher will its cost usually be. Add to that the cost of shoes for skateboarding.
The time and effort spent on mastering the stunts and the money spent on pro skateboard decks are nothing compared to the joy of being able to do something extraordinary that not all people in the planet can.