Things NOT to Do at a Skatepark
Skateboarding is a very inclusive sport; as far as rules go, there really aren't any such 'rules.' Here are just a few TIPS to follow so that you don't raise a storm:
DON'T MAKE A FULL PARK PART
It might be your first 'Part,' or maybe it's where you meet your first homie that also wants to film you, which is cool. But DO NOT get footage in your local park or any other skatepark for that matter and then use it in a video you will later upload as your 'Part.' Instead, keep your park footage for Instagram or short YouTube uploads.
Park footage in full parts is only acceptable in legendary parts from the early 2000s. It died out and became uncool after that.
You might be one of those guys that like your ledge to be as greasy as a burger from a food truck. But not everyone in the park wants to approach the ledge at 0.02 mph and slide the entire length of the ledge. Sometimes it's better to ask the others if they mind you waxing up that bitch. Or better yet, SKATE FASTER!
If there is one thing that drives another skater or any other rider up the wall, it's snaking...
Arghh, being a snake is the worst! Now, if I'm going to dive right in and say it, it's mainly them pesky little snot-nose scooter kids that sit on the ledges and drop their trash all over the ramps. But, unfortunately, it's also been proven that they are 99.9% more likely to stand in front of you and snake your way to the obstacle more than anyone else in your vicinity. So don't be a snake; wait your turn.
LITTERING. DON'T BE A TOSSER
Again, not to point fingers at the scooter kids, but I already mentioned they play a big part in dropping litter all over the place, and that's just in most parks I've been to. Still, in this case, everyone is to blame, and it affects everyone that uses these parks, whether it's to skate, scoot, BMX, Rollerblade, or whatever weird form of skateboard/ripstick bullshit you manage to find in a car boot sale.
The point is we all create mess, and we all love having a place we can go and hang out. But who will respect us if we don't respect our own place of sanctuary? If you are one of the people who picks up your trash and finds a designated trash can when you leave them, you are a great example of how to be a better person.
USING THE MINI AS A SLIDE
As fun as it might look to slide down the ramp on your ass, please just don't. It's annoying, and there's most likely a play park in the area for you to do it until your heart's content! I'm sure if you actually try a trick, you will end up sliding down the ramp on your ass at some point anyway, so don't jump the gun.
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