So all your friends are getting skateboards, and you're feeling left out. You've asked everyone you know how they figured out they were ready for a skateboard, and you keep getting vague answers along the lines of "Oh, you'll just know."

Well, here at Board Blazers, we're committed to getting you the answers you need. Here are seven signs you're ready to take the leap and get a skateboard.

1. You find yourself standing in a skateboard stance in unexpected places.

Waiting in line for coffee? Getting in an elevator? Pausing during a walk in the park? There you are, sideways, with your knees slightly bent and your weight evenly balanced. 

2. You keep accidentally saying you have a skateboard.

How familiar is this situation? Your friend asks how you're getting to that party on Saturday, and you immediately respond, "Oh, I'll just ride my skateboard." Then, in a flash, you remember you don't have one yet. If you're already acting like you have a skateboard, maybe it's time to take the plunge.

3. Every time you walk by a skate shop, you stop and stare at the door for literally 17 minutes.

Everyone stops and stares at skate shop doors sometimes. But it's usually for 3 minutes, and sometimes 10. If you're finding you consistently stare at skate shop doors for 17 entire minutes, sometimes without blinking, stop kidding yourself and get a skateboard already.

4. You're sick of spending your weekends running around empty pools.

We know it's not nearly as fun to just run around the bottom of empty pools on your own two feet--but someone's gotta do it, and for months, that someone's been you. Maybe it's time to admit to yourself that this isn't what you want out of your Saturdays, and revisit these concrete pits with a skateboard.

5. You accidentally stole someone's skateboard yesterday. And the day before. And the day before. 

It's time to stop pretending that it's normal to get home, open the door, suddenly realize you totally wrestled a skateboard out of some pedestrian's arms without even thinking about it, panic, and spend the next hour tracking them down and returning the board. Who needs that hassle? Cut it out and get yourself a skateboard to call your own.

6. You go entire days communicating only with the word "skateboard."

If you're turning in entire English essays that just say "skateboard" 2000 times in a row; if you're trying to make lunch plans with your friend and tell them to meet you at "Skateboard skateboard skateboard"; if your girlfriend says "I love you" and you say "Skateboard," you have your answer. 

7. You're about to buy a skateboard right now.

If you're reading this article on your phone while you're standing in line at a skate shop with a skateboard tucked under your arm, that's a very good sign that you're ready to buy a skateboard.


Skaters--are these accurate? How did you know it was time to buy your first skateboard? Let us know in the comments.


Photo credit: grassrootsgroundswell//D Coetzee


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