Why does everyone seem so much cooler on a board?

A really hip friend of mine just bought a skate board on a whim and has been tooling around Brooklyn ever since. It's amazing how every single person looks cooler on a skateboard (unless of course you have a clutsy streak). I hope my coordination has improved since I tried my brother's skateboard when I was a kid, because I might have found my follow up ridiculous purchase to my fiddle.