I, Anonymous Sep 7, 2022 at 2:37 pm
Steven Weissman

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1

"...improving my skills without getting run over by cars or slamming into pedestrians. "

The first skill to learn is to watch out where you are going and then that wouldn't be an issue.

2

…and then they fucked.

3

@1 -- You don't really get it, do you? Watching -- for the roller skater -- is not the issue.

4

@3: As for the cars, stay off the street. As for pedestrians, they're walking, skaters are rolling, so any collision is the skater's fault.

5

Skate away, fuck 'em.

If it was at Lower Woodland, maybe the skatebaorders were contendedly skating the park. Skateboarders lobbied and fundraised and built alliances for years in Seattle before the city finally saw the light and started building skateparks. It's one of the reasons we are territorial when people want to rollerblade or BMX or ride scooters in skateparks and not show any respect for etiquette -- they simply didn't do any work. I know you're new to it, but there are plenty of others out there. Why not try to get a dedicated space for it?

I'm also kind of laughing because before the start of the skatepark boom in the late 1990s we got this shit all the time, people destroyed our under-the-bridge DIY spots, and we got tickets too.

6

Was this person jumping and flipping? Did they weigh 550 lbs or something? If neither of these things were true, I find it difficult to believe they were ruining the tennis court, unless the court was very very soft.

7

There are a few clay courts in Seattle but not under SP&R's purview.

9

Hurray! Another chance to cure an innocent sole of their ignorance, which some might mistake for assholery. But not I, no sir-ee. Tennis courts are not painted. They are surfaced with expensive court coating designed to handle tennis shoes, not wheels, at a cost of around $3,000 per court per pop, for about $18,000 for most facilities, which the city needs to spread out over five to six years. One determined skater can wreck the corner striping of the four outside courts in a few weeks. “Was that in or out?” “Fuck if I know!” So please, you wonderful skaters, we public court tennis players who have nowhere else to play really REALLY appreciate your efforts to find parking lots, paved trails, wide sidewalks, playgrounds, cul-de-sacs, closed streets and any other paved surface to your liking. We’re rubbing Buddha bellies for you! Remember to wear your pads and helmets! Thank you! BIG SMOOTCH

10

Hurray! Another chance to cure an innocent sole of their ignorance, which some might mistake for assholery. But not I, no sir-ee. Tennis courts are not painted. They are surfaced with expensive court coating designed to handle tennis shoes, not wheels, at a cost of around $3,000 per court per pop, for about $18,000 for most facilities, which the city needs to spread out over five to six years. One determined skater can wreck the corner striping of the four outside courts in a few weeks. “Was that in or out?” “Fuck if I know!” So please, you wonderful skaters, we public court tennis players who have nowhere else to play really REALLY appreciate your efforts to find parking lots, paved trails, wide sidewalks, playgrounds, cul-de-sacs, closed streets and any other paved surface to your liking. We’re rubbing Buddha bellies for you! Remember to wear your pads and helmets! Thank you! BIG SMOOTCH

11

For fucks sake Dewey have a stroke already. Do you think you influence anyone with your fucking nonsense to do anything other than encourage you to increase your lead and sodium intake?


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