There are two types of skateboarders,
those who focus on tricks, and those who
use their skateboards for transportation.
there is overlap between the two, but i
know people who skate to work who can't
ollie to save their life (myself included).
there are a number of things you need to
with when skating across town.
pedestrians, overlarge sidewalk
irregularities, small yappy dogs. where
sidewalk skating is prohibited, cars and
bicycles as well as streetlights need to be
taken into effect.
for the commuter skateboarder, a pair of
gloves that have a number of useful
features. these features include, but are
not limited to:
a detachable, shatterproof mirror on the
back of the left glove,
a compass for direction finding on the
removable wrist splints for use as both
wristguards and gloves,
a highpitched whistle for when cars are
about to cut you off blindly,
a retractable strap that can be used to
secure gloves and skateboard to backpack