Disco wrote:Seconding BetterSense, what about using a skateboard for transportation? Here in the states, I just got a $395 fine and 25 hours of community service JUST for skateboarding past a rite aid. Land of the free?
Hey freedom isn't just being able to do what you want to do where you want to do it. But I understand why most youngsters feel that way. It's the same lame excuse that many use to claim they have the right to say whatever they want and then say it's under the freespeech act.. I'd not expect any teenagers to really understand those rights anyways, as most of you haven't read it, let alone understood what it all means.. You just repeat what you heard someone else say, who heard it from someone, who watched amovie about sit ins in the 60's and 70's.
We include anti skateboard pips on some of our concrete products just for those @$$hats that think every incline is a grind surface. that 395 dollar fine and community service is nothing compared to the repairs that have to be worked on many surfaces after some boarder does his business. Last year alone our company charged a total of 235,000 dollars for repairs to various surfaces that boarders were using to try their new tricks.. Even with a posted "do not skate" sign, of course this is a bullseye for most skaters as they test their moxy and see how much they can get away with, and then act all depressed when someone asks them if they can read.
Rite Aid also has had issues with boarders as people are trying to get in and out of the store and have to dodge the boarders as they move about.
don't get me wrong, I've got nothing against any boarder, but that's what a skate park is for.
anyways my rants over..