this summer i want to learn how to skateboard because i think it will make me look cooler. my issue is that the only things i know about skateboarding come directly from tony hawk games, which apparently arent the most realistic demonstration of the sport, so now i turn to the 16 year old dope smoking, loitering, vandalizing skaters of NS to help me out. so im going to start at the top and work my way down with questions and such, and you guys explain to me how much of a gayfagnoob i am.
- protection: in the bedroom, i dont use condoms, i use fake names. while shredding on the streets, however, im guessing its probably a better idea to suit up for battle, but how much? i have a helmet, and might have a single wrist guard floating around my moms house. anything else i should get?
- shoes: do i really need skate shoes? i have a pair of simple toemorrows (http://www.sportiela.com/store/image.php?type=T&id=18117) that i used to longboard in, but they are beat to shit and probably wont be too helpful, but im not sure what will be.
- deck: until about 4 days ago i was under the impression that all skateboards were the same size and shape, so clearly i could use a push in the right direction. when i was about 11 my grandma bought me a shirt that said element on it, and i thought that was pretty cool. ive also been told that i can jsut get a blank deck for a lot cheaper, but will that be wicked shitty?
-trucks: i know absolutely nothing about this.
-bearings: ive got a bunch of MTB bearings kicking around my garage, can i use some of those on a skatebaord?
-wheels: much like about trucks, i know very little about this.
more information: im a college student getting paind 7.5 dollars and hour, and most of that needs to fund drugs and booze. therefore, im trying to keep my budget on this as low as possible while still providing a decent set up. ill mostly be riding in the streets because my local skatepark is a shit hole and costs 3 dollars to get in. also, im not sure if this is at all relevant, but i used to be unusually good at fingerboarding. i contemplated getting sponsored at one point, but then i pulled my head out of my ass and got a girlfriend instead.
it occurs to me that my dimensions might be useful.
penis length: 6.75" depending on the weather
shoe size: 11