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High speed face plant just a matter of timeMy son rides a scooter, non-motorized, lightweight skatepark version of that, but a scooter. I never really got it, seemed like a skateboard but with handles. But then he upgraded to a more capable scooter and then I got it ... it's not a skateboard, it's not a BMX bike, it's something between the two, a BMX bike with the bottom chopped off and replaced by a skateboard.
I took his board into one of the bowls ... fucking terrifying! At least with my Snakeboard, I can carve the bowls and put my shoulders and arms where I need them to be to hold balance. But the scooters; every little shoulder jerk and arm twitch transmits to the board. To ride those things well means control over the whole body in a way that doesn't come naturally.
High speed face plant just a matter of time
please archive this and refer to it next decade ....He's had a few. I've had a few hundred. You get up, smear the blood out of what you can and get back on the board to try it again. I've broken an elbow, broke a knee, tore a calf muscle, broken teeth, must have bled a couple gallons over the years, a few ounces at a time, usually through my knees or elbows. I once ate shit because of a rib bone in the street, it jammed up between the wheel and the truck. But usually it's a pebble or a chunk of glass, a bad slide or a bad acid drop, sometimes another skater.
The biggest fear after you eat shit isn't that you're hurt, it's that you won't be able to skate again.
But the funny thing as I get old, the thing I miss most when the seasons end, is surfing and winging. These days I always want to get to the hydraulics and surf those, the skatepark or street is the second choice.
please archive this and refer to it next decade ....
told you so .
Splashing about in a creek with a boogie board isn't surfing.
I got more time on the shitter than you have at this breakVaries from spot to spot....but it’s the same except those places that got lots of news coverage. But that’s temporary, as soon as the attention dies down it’ll go back. I told a smart ass kid one day “I got more time on the shitter than you have at this break”. His buddies thought it was hilarious and we got along fine. GENERALLY, if you’re not an idiot or a Barney it’s not hard to get along.