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Petition to Keep Scooters in California Skate Parks

Petition to Keep Scooters in California Skate Parks

Sign the petition to help keep scootering in California skate parks.

I've seen a few posts about this topic and Katherine from 5StarrScooters.com (be sure to notice the 2 Rs) called my attention this issue. My understanding of the situation is that certain cities in California, including San Clemente, are trying to ban scooters from skate parks because of the liability of potential injury. The reason why this isn't a concern with skateboarding and BMX is because those sports are on a list of activities deemed "hazardous recreational activities" (HRA). When a sport is on that list, the city's liability is limited with regard to injuries for individuals participating in that sport.

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Skate Park Etiquette for Scooter Kids

Skate Park Etiquette for Scooter Kids

Show the respect for others that you want them to show to you. Share the park.

One of the biggest challenges young freestyle scooter riders face is criticism at the skate park. Many people think young kids on scooters are out of control, oblivious to other people around them, and they get in the way of more experienced riders at the skate park. While this may be a fair criticism in some instances, most of the time, young scooter kids are in the same boat as kids on skateboards, BMX bikes, or inline skates. Unfortunately, scooter kids seem to take an unfair share of criticism at the skate park from the older kids. This is likely due to the fact that scootering has an easier entry point. That is, it's easier for a young kid to get on a scooter and ride around the skate park than it is for that same kid on a skateboard.

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Interview with Justin Wharton of JJW Designs and 110% Clothing

Justin Wharton from JJW Designs and 110% Clothing

When he's not designing graphics or his own clothing brand, you can find Justin at the skate park on his scooter or at the motocross track riding one of his motorcycles. If you still can't find him, he's probably trying to score a phone number from your girlfriend, wife, sister, mom, aunt, grandma, or babysitter. ;o)

Justin Wharton of JJW Designs and 110% Clothing is a friend of mine and he recently agreed to help me out with the site by answering some questions for our first interview. As a rider, company owner, sponsor, and someone involved in the industry on many levels, Justin has a unique perspective on the freestyle scooter world. If you run into Justin at a scooter competition or a skate park, be sure to say hello. He's a friendly and supportive guy with integrity and we need more people like him in the scooter world.

Hey Justin, tell me about your freestyle scootering background:

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