Skateboarding Without a Shirt
Photo by Sean Stratton on Unsplash
Okay, I have something that I need to get off my (bare) chest.
I still don't get the whole "skate without a shirt" vibe.
Never have. Never will.
Now, let me explain some of my reasoning as I know many of you out there still ride half-naked on your four wheels. I probably only tried it a couple of times back in the day when I was younger, and much skinnier. I wouldn't dare try this today while rocking my #dadbod. I'd probably get arrested.
Sure, there are plenty of places all over the world that are so hot during the summer that it makes sense, but I will always be sweaty t-shirt guy for life.
Skateboarding without a shirt also made me feel so vulnerable and exposed. I just couldn't get used to the feeling. Nah, I'm good. Thanks.
Plus, falling sucked and you end up with dirt all over your back, chest, arm pits, butt crack, etc. I like knowing that if my body is headed towards hot pavement that I'm going to crash to the ground with a t-shirt layer to protect me.
I feel that it also serves as a potential distraction as it adds another element to think or worry about. Skaters already get in the zone and focus on landing tricks, but why add something to mix that could cause more harm.
It's estimated that there are roughly 65,000 skateboarding injuries per year. That's about 176 per day.
Skateboarding has been around for decades, as well as shirts, but the two often times don't go together.
How do you stand on the whole skateboarding without a shirt deal?
Photo by Jan Kopřiva on Unsplash
1/22/2020 02:28:31 am
Well, skateboarding has always been an activity that can send someone to hospital immediately especially if you don't know how to deal with it. Before trying it, make sure that there is someone who looks after you; who can see if what you are doing is right or wrong. Skateboarding can be fun, but it can be risky too and could potentially hurt you. That's why you need to do it when you are so much willing to try it. Because if you are halfhearted, then this one might not be for you!
1/23/2020 04:42:45 pm
Excellent points! Very good idea for beginners to have someone looking out after them.
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