I've always been a friendly person and I like to believe that other skaters/longboarders are part of a wider community, so I am always polite and try to make friends with people I see boarding when I'm out and about. I often get waves or salutes from other guys and lasses on their skateboards and often end up chatting.
Yesterday I was out on my longboard I've just put some holey trucks on, new bearings and a borrowed set of Abec 11 freerides. I was having an awesome session and found a great little street carving course with some good turns and obstacles and I had a big throbbing stoke on.
Anyway so I see another guy on a slalom/cruiser deck who was wobbling by, I stopped, took of my helmet and said 'how's it going mate, found any good spots?'. He looked at me like I was a total c%nt and with complete indifference, looked away and skated off (very poorly and wobbly I might add) down the little route I had just been skating. "Nice chatting with you" I said.
Now maybe he was foreign or maybe he was deaf but I'm pretty sure he wasn't, understood me and was just a bit of a penis. There should be an unwritten rule that if you're a w@nker you shouldn't be allowed near a skateboard. Anyway, I jumped on my board and bombed passed him carving it up.
Anyone else come across tossers like that?