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Old 07-31-19, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
I was going about 30 kph already when this dude on a motorized longboard passed me like I was standing still. I could see with those smallist rubber wheels that if he hit a big rut, or even a piece of gravel, that could be disastrous. At least he was wearing a helmet. And what about coming to a quick stop? No such thing, I suppose.

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Old 07-31-19, 01:10 AM
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I'm not a skateboarder, but I presume that if one stops short, then one simply steps off it. But, that would only be good up to a certain speed, and would require an active response.

So, if one is kicking it along the road, then one simply skips a kick, and steps off.

But, I can imagine high speeds, and passive riding, having the skateboard stop in a crack, or bump or something, and it could lead to a hard tumble.
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This is someone else's problem. I don't know whether it's safe or not, but I do know I'm not a policeman. If that guy passed me on a NYC street and then slowed down, which is what they usually do, I'll just take the next right and go another way.
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