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If you skate, you will crash sometimes. Every skater knows and accepts this. But helping a friend prevent extra damage is a big thumbs up in our book.
This video is going all around Facebook and Twitter. We didn’t wanna keep it from you. This is what it means to look out for your fellow skater.
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Yesterday we posted the tragic news that a NYC skater died while skitching a car. Today news came another NYC skater has been killed, by getting run over by a mini bus.
21-year old Genielle Laboriel was killed as she crossed the street at 160th Street on Melrose Avenue in the Bronx, police and witnesses say.
Last week 18-year old skater Alexander Ciszewski was killed after being run over by a truck while skateboarding home from school Thursday afternoon in Queens, after losing control of his board while skitching.
For those who don’t know what skitching is, skitching is hanging on the side or the back of a car/van/truck to get more speed.
Police say Ciszewski was holding the passenger side of a white 2005 GMC box truck (e.g. a U-Haul or Ryder type truck), skitching a ride, on 47th Avenue near 32nd Place in Sunnyside when he lost control and fell backwards, being run over by the truck’s back wheels.
Skitching is a dangerous activity and should never be done by skaters !
Read the full story on Skate the East.
In an interview earlier this year Martin Siegrist told Skateslate that he was working with TSG Helmets to design a new downhill skate helmet.
That helmet is now finished and has been unveiled at the Eurobike tradeshow.
10 questions, every time they’re the same, but the answers differ per person. This time we asked our 10 questions to the Spanish bullet; Mikel Echegaray-Diez.