Riding a wave of popularity
- Christopher Bellchambers in a powerslide on a downtown hill. — Photos by Tobias Romaniuk/Special to the Telegram
- (From left) A Madrigal, a Sector Nine, a Landyachtz, and a Vision USA longboard lean against a railing while their owners talk about longboarding.
- Jason Murphy, Christopher Bellchambers, and Thomas Halfyard bomb a hill in downtown St. John’s.
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- Fellow Longboarder
- - October 11, 2012 at 20:57:17
I understand the perceptions of danger associated with roasting down Signal Hill or any other but we have no "safe" places to ride with "absolutely no traffic or other things that will will cause accidents of any kind". I wish there was. I also wish there were no cars on the streets to get in my way. I don't drive and I think vehicles are dangerous and drivers should be excercising (PUN INTENDED) their time more productively. Don't hate on me John W., I'm just doing what the boys in the article are doing: something we love
- keepin it real
- - October 11, 2012 at 18:23:25
do some actual research ...ballastic doesn't do anything with longboards .....they are a fashion store that associate themselves with skateboarding. when you can go shop for a dress and casual ware then your in the wrong place for buying boards.
- John W.
- - October 10, 2012 at 18:38:08
Riding a board down Signal Hill Road. Really? My question is... since this is a public road, isn't that somewhat dangerous, or as usual are we going to wait until someone gets killed on this nothing but silly practice. Drivers of vehicles have enough trouble driving Signal Hill Road without have to share it with someone who should be, in my opinion, exercising their time more productively. Come to think of it, our insurance rates are high due to matters of this kind. This kind of sport (??) should be kept to areas where there is absolutely no traffic or other things that will cause accidents of any kind.