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longboarding safety

An 11-year-old boy has died after a longboarding accident in Abbotsford, B.C. Dustin Mackenzie was longboarding with his
Accidents are likely to happen, as in any sport, but we can try to limit their severity by being smart and not reckless. Even as a recreational longboarder I know I have a responsibility to the sport to ensure its longevity, and part of this is to encourage the use of helmets. It is cool to sport a helmet, gloves and pads. It is not cool to skate bare. Helmets are not called brain buckets for nothing! So my message to anyone getting out on a longboard is love it, but love your brain too: Wear a helmet!!