There are many skateboarding fail compilation videos out there, but this one makes you cringe on almost all of them. It is 8 minutes and 53 seconds of skin crawling fails. The video starts out with an obvious broken arm fail that makes you need to take a second look, because you might miss it the first time.
One guy you might not think much about as he is speeding down the road. You can see he is starting to lose control of his board and he is going to eventually wipe out. What is surprising is what happens just before he swerves into the other lane.
Head shots, broken arms, aerial slams, face plants, skin burns, and crotch shots. This one has it all. At about 1:50 there is probably the highest slam to the ground I have ever seen. At 2:06 a kid smacks his head on the pavement. You can almost feel the hit through the screen. Check it out.
Performing the tricks seen in this video is a lot of fun. There are many other videos showing skateboarders not failing on these tricks. When they pull it off, it is quite a sight. However, it doesn’t just happen in one take. Most of the time, it takes quite a few fails to finally pull off the trick. Some are not so bad, but it only takes one to keep you from ever performing the trick or even skateboarding ever again.
The solution? Wear a helmet. The boy who hit his head at 2:06 might not have walked away from that fail. If he was wearing a helmet, he might still suffer a concussion, but that would probably be the worst of it.
Wearing a skateboarding helmet is so vital if you are pulling serious tricks on a skateboard. It won’t keep you from breaking your arm, leg, or the occasional shot to the groin, but it will keep you out of the ICU with a serious brain injury.
Be safe out there.