Ed note: I know most of you don’t know how to read. But we wrote another post on this. Thanks for proving everything Chicky wrote to be correct.
There is a moderately-sized article in the NYTimes about ‘downhill skateboarding’, code for longboarding. The article talks about how west coast towns who initially embraced longboarding have come to the general conclusion that the rest of America has realized: Longboarders are pricks.
After defining skateboarding terms for their 70+ year old readership, and confusing the more anti-establishment and mainstream ‘Tony Hawk’ skateboarding with this bastardized version, the NYTimes gets to the heart of the issue.
But residents say the boarders’ growing ranks have made driving a harrowing undertaking, rife with worries about hitting young skaters and legal liability. Because boarders are considered pedestrians under state law, they are not subject to speed limits; almost any collision with a vehicle is considered the driver’s fault. (nytimes)
This is the part where I rant about all the dickheaded longboarders in Burlington Vermont.
I hate longboarders. They are mostly privileged white UVM students. They board down main roads without helmets. They can’t slow down or stop because longboards suck, and they shoot through red lights on the reg. They swerve like motherfuckers. They think they own the fucking road and sidewalks. They truly believe that their alternative form of transportation is the least bit interesting. Unicycles are more interesting. Longboards are for douchebags who try to impress random stupid college girls. For people who love their shitty jam band music.
I wish Burlington banned all Longboarders and longboarder accessories.