|The reality with most kids though is that they quit by the time they are 18. Their knees are bad, etc. After seeing so many people getting knee/joint replacements, I am far beyond now caring. Many people stop skating or hold themselves back rather then look "silly." I've been teased since I was a kid for being small, I'm used to it so I tease myself too lol. Call me twiggy, spaz, olive oil, michellen girl, whatever lol, I love to skate and will. I dont mind, after all I can do my froggy plants one day again and all sorts of funny things on my skates. I may not be the best but I'm sure I'll entertain. :-D
: : I will look silly having pads in a rink but who cares lol.
: Indeed, who cares. It's very unpopular with street skateboarders to wear protection. Almost none of them does. "Gruppenzwang" I would call this in German. But one of the best street skateboarders, Jeremy Reinhard, doesn't care and wears pads. He knows what they are good for and his skating is beyond any doubt.