Dropping in is a right of passage in skateboarding. It looks amazingly graceful when you see someone with confidence doing it.
But those first times that it’s you that’s going to do it – well that’s scary. A few feet can look like thousands of feet because it’s you that’s going down them.
What can stop the fear is that helping hand. I love every picture I see of someone getting help dropping in.
As the person who’s been in both positions, I can assure you the helper has as much fun and maybe more joy when the person makes it.
How are you helping others? Whether it’s on or off the board, a helping hand boosts all hand up!
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