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Banned, Arrested And Condemned To Hell: Some Americans Really Hate Action Sports

There are some ridiculous laws and ridiculous opinions when it comes to hating action sport...

It’s a commonly known fact that a lot of people hate on action sports. Particularly in America it would seem.

Whether it’s shredding parks or skating in the city, it’s more likely than not that there is someone on hand to try and spoil the fun.

A solid proportion of the time though, these people make for hilarious stories and great videos. Here are some prime examples of when the unenlightened go over the top…

1) This Security Guard Really Hates Skating

After telling these guys to stop skateboarding, this security guard nicks one of their boards and tries to drive away in his golf buggy, which he subsequently crashes. Of course, he takes his resulting anger out on the riders…

2) “Are We Doing Enough To Stop Kids Getting Stoked”?

This video looks to tackle that most important of problems – are we doing enough to stop kids getting stoked? According to their ‘stats’, most college males have admitted to regularly getting stoked. Have a watch and see what you think – make sure you watch ’til the end!


This one takes a minute or so to really kick off, but when this angry 50 year old gets going, he launches into some unbelievable quotes.

These riders have been building some jumps in his local park, and amongst other things, it leads to him shouting that he would “f*ck Shaun White too” if he had to. Top subtitling from whoever took the film…

4) Looks Like We’re All Going To Hell…

This photo is pretty self explanatory. First on the list of those who have got to repent are surfers and skateboarders – you naughty riders. The good thing though is that if you ride BMX or ride on snow, you’re in the clear.

What’s most surprising about that list though is the inclusion of ‘fornicators’. How do they reproduce?

5) Arrested For Riding Waves

This guy was arrested for riding his local break in Lake Michigan, Chicago. The American city lifted a 20 year ban on surfing a couple of years ago, but there are still some pretty strict laws about it over there.

When asked if it was worth it, the 40 year old rider Rex Flodstrom replied: ““Yeah, it was actually pretty good…for a lake. But yeah, if I were able to surf my home spot and go take a hot shower, then it would’ve been a great session.

“I’d had known that I would be arrested and would have to spend four hours in a holding cell in a freezing wetsuit, then I probably wouldn’t have paddled out.”

6) Arrested For Riding Roads

This kid was riding his bike across a crossroad in Colorado when he was picked up by a policeman who wrongly thought that it was against the law.

The biker gets a bit cheeky, but the most ridiculous part of the video is definitely when another rider cycles across the same crossroad and the officer does nothing. Strong consistency.

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