Falling Down on Your Longboard Generally, you will fall down on your longboard.
In fact, if you don’t fall down, you are part of a very small group of people. Listen, there are thousands of longboarders around the world. To think that a bunch of those guys and ladies never fell would be quite the silly assumption. And so, falling down can be good a bad. Once you fall, you will either have less or more fear, until your next fall that is.
Some people get sketched out after their first fall and tend to hold back on their ripping abilities. Some people, after their first fall, say, “Dude that wasn’t even that bad” and they skate right along. Of course, you might have a really serious tumble, and you’d be justified to be a little hesitant to try new things on your board. So remain cautious on your board at all times, take things slow at first, and make sure you wear some pads and a helmet if you anticipate a tumble or two during your boarding session.
Peter Weinrauch: Master of all things that don't make sense.