Tag: Crash

These are the videos we like to show you of what could happen during skating.

Adam is an angel

Adam is an angel 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.

Skater dies from skitching

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.

A wet spot at Maryhill

Safety isn’t always in the hands of a rider. In this case some idiot drew a wet penis on the track at Maryhill a couple of weeks ago, which caused rider Ryan Ricker to crash during the qualifiers.

The guy repsonsible has been removed from the event area (so we’re told), but why didn’t the marshall who can be clearly seen in the video didn’t do a thing ? And who dared him to ? Was it the announcer who you can hear in the background ? It’s a shame stuff like this happens.

Video by 1904 Photography

Houwteq crash

Even when you’re dressed in leather, accidents can easily happen. You get a speed wobble, someone cuts your line or you can miss a corner for example and hit the hay pretty hard. Like what 15 year old Canan van Loggerenberg (South Africa) did last month on Houwteq Downhill Challenge.

He took a right handed corner too wide and went upside down across the hay. Luckily nothing happened and he walked away unscaved.