Concerns



Anon. posted,

A lot of you wont like to read this but i hope it gets spread
around. maybe someone can copy and paste it on
Facebook for me.

I have some safety concerns:
Firstly, the simple one. We all wear helmets when we
downhill, people get shunned when someone doesnt wear
a helmet.

Why does no one wear a helmet when they skate bowl?
Someone died in Seylynn last year, and i still see people
skate concrete parks without helmets


Secondly, skating the BPs is still a major issue,
People are blowing stop signs ALL THE TIME.
Just because you're in a big pack doesnt make it safer,
just because it's "only one corner" or it's "the same run
we always do" doesnt make it safer.

Cars are everywhere, idiot drivers are everywhere.

STOP blowing stop signs. I'm talking classic run, bean
run, where ever. If there's a stop sign and you can't see
around the corner, SLOW the fuck down, dont just "hug
the curb" and let the next guy follow you. I'm talking
about the right hand corner leading into camelot, and the
right hand corner at the bottom of Butter among others.

Also this group run "mob mentality" of machismo.
It's not a fucking race. You dont have to beat K-rimes.
Smarten the fuck up, everyone.

2013 November 27 6:10 PM


Wes replied,

Hate break it to ya this has not changed in the 8-9
years I've been around. Same old story, mind you
it was better back then, more respect from riders
to the public. You mentioned idiot drivers, you
forgot the main ingredient IDIOT SKATE
BOARDERS. I chuckle when I read these posts.
Hey don't get me wrong I agree with you 100%.
It's called life/mothernature or natural selection,
well it doesn't matter what you call it the weak,
foolish,stupid, folks with out common sense, well
they all get weeded out one way or another, and
that's every where not just in Longboarding biking,
climbing, sking, skydiving, etc. Don't loose sleep
over it roll with the waves and don't go under. It's
their personal choice to wear helmets or any other
safety gear, blow thru stop signs etc. If your
young enough and haven't devolved these dirty
habits, like picking your nose and sharing a fat
reefer, well maybe some ones good advice may
stick between your ears...... But then again
perhaps not. Sorry about the rain on parade day.
☔️ Some day soon one of those guys will get run
down, they will of course blame the driver, a lot of
crying and carrying on, who ever it is most likely
will end up in a wheel chair and be a burden to his
family, it'll be worse when the addiction to
morphine pills takes it's toll, due to the pain. All
the while some else is to blame. As the old
saying goes you would have been better off dead.
But hey your a super star longboarder with no
fear. Cars can't possibly hurt you, and of course
you do have every right to be there. Go for it.
Common sense who the fuck needs that. I have a
son he rides 17 yrs old, any public road, (horn
lake) I am scared when I'm behind him and traffic
is coming, hey he knows what's going on and can
handle him self. But I'm a parent that bombs hills,
it's different when I'm out there, but let me tell yu
what it's a whole new ball game when I see him
doing it. Public roads how could I live with my
self if he was to be seriously injured or killed. I
would die of a broken heart/shame. All I'm saying
is to you young hot shots you can be killed in a
split fucking second at work depending on your
job or bombing on open hills. I'm 50 in January
believe me I know lots of guys in the hole from
doing stupid things. Stay safe think about the
people that love you don't go out and come home
DEAD.

2013 November 27 6:41 PM