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So I was skating my local spot yesterday, and as I was walking up the hill this lady that lived up there said that "skateboarding is illegal on the hill. This is our community and you can't be doing this to us." ... I live two blocks away, can probably see her house from mine up the hill, and have been skating this road for well over a year now. No one has ever told me it's illegal to skate that hill, and have never had any problems there before. I'm skating at my own risk with protection. Why should there still be an issue with this? I'm sorry for doing what I like, but to anyone who wants to stop me from skating.. Fuck you. Not only is it my right to skate, but the only person who could get hurt is myself, physically, in this situation. I try to be as safe as I can. It has worked well for me so far. The only time I've gotten close to getting run over was when I trusted a spotter, and he almost got me killed. That wasn't even on this road, and I would like to see "the law" that she saw that keeps me from skateboarding the hill. You can write me a hundred tickets for speeding and blowing stop signs. I won't quit doing it. I pick the right time of the day to go that I think is safer to skate because of less traffic. I have a lot of friends that can do the same thing with me to where they won't be able to write anyone tickets! I don't know about all of you guys, but I'm always going to be shredding somewhere, so get used to it!!!! I hope you guys got something good out of this, and maybe a laugh too. As always like, follow (http://www.vingle.net/KTM2014), and comment below to speak your mind on this.
Damn man that sucks, people here are really ok with skating. Hell, me and @woodonwheels were at a spot we love and this old dude was out on his porch. All he did was tell us to be careful. Then the mailman for that neighborhood comes up to @woodonwheels and tells him that he skates! He asked @woodonwheels what his setup was, and he continued on his route. Even the mailmen here skate. So I'm pretty hyped that happened to us.
@AlbertDeCastro This is true to an extent, cars only have a privilege to use the road while other road users have the right (it's important to note that in some states it is illegal to skate on the street). Even if it is legal to do so, sometimes the best advice is like what @mannith said, treat the spot as a hit it and quit it spot. If people are angry about something they don't like they may very well call the police, and even if what you are doing is perfectly legal it will still be a hassle. My advice, be respectful and don't overstay your welcome.
I've said it before and any cop will ultimately agree, cars have the privilege to use the streets, while pedestrians (including bicycles, strollers, wheelchairs and boards) have the right to use the roads. Old people were raised different, are usually racist and angry so I just let em say whatever and keep going.
most old folks will tell you not to do something especially if you look young. your best bet is to skate somewhere else after someone yells at you to leave but returning again to hit it a few times before someone comes out its called a "Hit It and Quit It" spot and hill will get blown at some point thats why you should switch up your spots when you can or if you can
@mikerosa92 I should become a constitutional lawyer and go town to town where skating is banned, sue for first amendment rights then use the money for more Vingle giveaways!
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