Hey guys, as part of a school project, I’m getting into skateboarding. I noticed that very few skateboarders wear protection pads - why is that?
You learn how to fall properly over time , the falls condition your body so you get back up and shake/walk the pain off.
Pads and protection just restrict movement for street skating , plus it looks shite .
It’s the same for the parkour lot, you’d think they’d all be padded up but no.
Learn and condition to fall
I imagine for 90% of people it’s because they don’t like the look/don’t want to be seen wearing them/don’t like how it feels. It obviously makes sense to wear a helmet but Andy Anderson is the only person that comes into my head (non vert) who actually wears one.
Where’s the lapper and copers? Serious lack of protection for those trucks.
I always thought they were daft but they were actually to protect the coping
I believe Valley was well into his helmet for the duration of his helmet contract
Never heard that, I thought lappers were meant to stop you hanging up and copers were supposed to make grinding easier.
I am a skateboard protector!!! Stop mall grabbing and pushing mongo!!! Go watch 1995 Tom Penny!
I remember fitting these - before I could ollie - to help me up kerbs.
Smashed a few before I learned that lesson.
Still waiting to learn this lesson.
I keep mine in the garage or the boot of the car. Pretty safe in there.
Kneepads have been given up to woodsanding/skirting board duties for a good 15 years now. Helmet for cycling.
Learn from the best
I think it was in a Grosso episode, I’ll have a look later
Ok I got it twisted as usual. There were parks that insisted on copers to protect the coping but that’s not why they were invented