This thread has the most text and penis sweaters of any thread on Be-mag.
Remember: "It is better to keep your [hands still] and appear stupid than to [respond] and remove all doubt."
For most of my years in rollerblading, I'd only about 10% of my sessions were with another rollerblader(s). It sucked sometimes, but looking back I'm still more comfortable rolling up to a park by myself or with a bunch of skateboarders. There's none of that awkward sizing each other up and deciding who's going to come over and have that obligatory conversation just because we both happen to skate. Sure if I skated with other rollerbladers growing up I would have pushed myself more, but what would that have gotten me? A sponsorship? Whoopie. I still had and have fun.
Been around through it all, loved the 90's for what it was. Priorities have changed so i suppose my views have as well. In my opinion there isn't anything wrong with rollerblading. There isn't a damn thing we could do different that would make the sport explode into the spotlight right now. The entire, "extreem sport," craze has plateaued anyways. It is going to take the right circumstances for rollerblading to become popular/mainstream again. I accept that that could happen next year or 25 years from now. I'm just happy to be physically able to shred some bowl and have some people in my life that love me after all I've seen and done. Fuck a bunch of bullshit. Oh, and this:
Last edited by oldskizzle; 13.05.2012 at 00:06. Reason: splng
This thread = TLDR
Yesterday, I was talking to the father of an 11 year old deaf kid who is usually riding a BMX bike but had a new scooter to use at the skate park. He's raked 17th in the country (in his age group) for BMX dirt track racing.
I asked him what his son thought about rollerblading, and he said that he's expressed interest but didn't know where to start. I grabbed a RW catalog, BCSD XII program, a big red Amall sticker and a Youth Co. Sticker and gave it to the dad. His son was super happy, put down his scooter and read through the catalog for an hour straight.
I told the dad that there aren't many rollerbladers around compared to skateboarding/BMX/scootin'; he smiled and said that his son wanted to get into something that wasn't as popular.
Then I smiled and said "tell your son, Welcome to rollerblading."
He's getting some Cults Jrs. for his birthday in August
I love kids. They're short, highly emotional people who don't know anything. They rely on their creativity and imagination to get by in the world. A world, I might add, filled with giants. Amazing feat.
That being said, I fucking love rollerblading, and you're just another example of Barcelona getting to much exposure.
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okay dudes, appreciate the feedback. Maybe its a dead topic, i mean whats gonna happen is whats gonna happen anyways. But it was interesting to hear what you had to say about it. Loved the story of getting a kid to start rollerblading. But one more thing.. "That being said, I fucking love rollerblading, and you're just another example of Barcelona getting to much exposure. "
Wtf? Barcelona getting to much exposure? What are you on about? I wrote down some of my thoughts what does that have to do with barcelona? Its not like I listed my favourite tapas.
1. Patatas bravas
2. Patatas ali-oli
3. Huevos rellenos