basementape (basementape) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Skateboarders

Why do skateboarders that you see in videos always wear helmets, knee pads and elbow pads when they're in verts or skateparks, but when they're doing stuff out on the street they almost never do? Especially when they are often trying more dangerous tricks on the street?

Edit - you guys have correctly pointed out that there are situations where pros would have to wear the stuff to follow rules and whatnot, but my question was based on the fact that the same pros take the stuff of to do street videos. That's the part I don't get. Amateurs who wanna look cool....I totally get
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