Sometimes I feel a little guilty bc I’ll get people that DM me and say how fun I make this look and that they wanna get into it. But I never really get to show when things don’t go right. And in the grand scheme of things that could happen, slicing your hand up and fracturing a bone in your palm is minor. If you scroll through my feed you’ll see a lot of pictures where my right hand has been bandaged on and off for months. I’ve never let it completely heal. I’ve also gotten major road rash on my back and had the one day where I flipped onto my back and rolled onto the top of my head, and I still think about skating every single day. But those things WILL happen, no matter what. They’ll happen less as you get better (I’m still only 3 months in) but even people I know who’ve been doing it decades fuck their shit up from time to time. When people ask me what they should consider before they start, I first tell them to talk to someone more experienced and then tell them to think about if they’re willing to break a bone or peel their skin off for the Superman high they’ll get from this, if they even make it long enough to feel comfortable doing the faster, more dangerous things on a deck they’ll see pros do or some of the shit I do when I’m rolling dead ass down hill with one hand. I’ve been fortunate that I’ve been able to progress early in this without having broken anything major, but ik a lot of people who have. I’ll post another vid today and it’ll look like I skated okay today, but I was shit. Just little technical things you shouldn’t do I fucked up cuz I was exhausted from having a job interview today (got the job) and having worked at my restaurant right after. My body was tired and mentally I was drained. Those are the days I usually just have lapses in concentration.