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View Poll Results: Which statement best describes your stance on skateboards?
They are legitimate transportation and any human should feel free to use them at any time. 14 27.45%
They're a toy at heart, and should be reserved for young people, who should eventually stop using them when they grow up. 32 62.75%
My stance on skateboards is knees slightly bent, leaning forward. 1 1.96%
My expertise does not extend to this topic. 4 7.84%
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:30 PM  
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Skateboards: toys or transportation?

I must admit, I kind of chuckle when I see some guy in a beard kicking along the street on a skateboard. In my world, skateboards were a toy that you gave up when you turned 16 or so, along with your little green army men.

However, I walk a lot, and when I see one of these hipster adults kicking along on their skateboard, they're making pretty good time. As a means of transportation, they appear to be somewhere between walking and bicycling in terms of speed and/or efficiency.

So what's your take on it? Is a skateboard a viable means of transportation that should get the respect it deserves? Could a 50 year-old woman use one without shame? Or is it more of a young person's tool/toy that is more gimmick and image than a legitimate transportation option?
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:31 PM   #2
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:31 PM   #3
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You waited until you were 16 to give up your army men?
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:34 PM   #4
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You waited until you were 16 to give up your army men?
It takes a long time to fully understand and operationalize small-unit tactics.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:41 PM   #5
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Legit transportation. Although, that may be influenced by spending a lot of time in beach towns where I see all sorts on skateboards. Been thinking about picking up a longboard myself.

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Old 07-10-2017, 08:47 PM   #6
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They're a good way to hurt yourself from my experience. I have a car that seems to get me places just fine and I'm fond of my legs and arms and stuff.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:49 PM   #7
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It takes a long time to fully understand and operationalize small-unit tactics.
I had a set of plastic cowboys and indians and a big barnyard set. I've always hated Dallas so the native people scalped the shit out of those cowboys every single time.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:51 PM   #8
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:53 PM   #9
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:55 PM   #10
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There is a ton of adult skaters in San Diego, especially here in Ocean Beach.

I know many people who ride and it seems legit enough to me.

On the other hand I've seen and heard many stories that would deter me from ever using one. They are just so risky... one nasty spill and we're talking about a good amount of road rash.

There are more and more stories of skateboarders getting killed by cars too.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:59 PM   #11
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Skateboarding was sort of dangerous when I was a kid, now with constant texting it's certain death.
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I didn't know that skateboards were still a "thing". I honestly can't think of when I seen my last one, maybe 1988? Just a guess. I live out in the sticks though, so its possible the trend is still happening in the real world

However, without an internal combustion engine, I'm gonna lean towards toy.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:36 PM   #13
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Those old cans of hair spray worked really well as flamethrowers. My toys did not survive my childhood.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:46 PM   #14
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True Story: my brother used his skateboard as transportation back in 1964 when he was wooing my sister in law. She says she could hear him coming by the sound of the skateboard. When he graduated to his 58 Pontaic she could really hear him. 51 years later he doesn't skateboard much but they're still married.
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