In skateboarding it's not a matter of if you'll take a big fall; it's when you'll take a big fall. If you're lucky you'll walk away with a few scratches, some bruises, and no video evidence. But if you're unlucky your arm or leg will look like a Tetris piece and your jackass friend has it all on tape and ready for YouTube. Take a look at those unlucky ones with 24 Gnarly Skateboard Crashes (In GIFs). Some will make you laugh. Others wince. But you won't be able to look away.
No amount of padding would have stopped that arm from cracking like a piece of peanut brittle.
"What happened to your face?"
"My skateboard bounced up five feet and cracked me in the eye."
"No, really, man."
"No ... really ..."
Fingers crossed that there's a giant pillow just out of the frame.
Bro, you didn't stick the landing!
One time a car ran over my friend's board and it miraculously didn't break. So this is like the same thing, except with a person.
My favorite crashes are the ones where the skater gets hit by their board moments after falling. It's just that little extra "fuck you" from the universe.
He's hooked on skateboarding.
Poor kid wrecked his jewels before he even got a chance to use them.
So painful it has to be played twice, and then looped and looped and looped.
Some one did tumbling classes as a child. Look at that roll.
Guaranteed he never has a worse day in his life. Unless he ever finds out his wife is pregnant. The kid won't be his, because there's no way dude is still fertile.
We feel bad for this guy. He had the goofiest smile on his face until things went wrong.
I'm no pro, but I believe the goal is to go up the ramp. Not face first into it.
Way to take it like a man. He breaks his wrist and immediately stands back up.
Dude, you forgot to bring your board with you for that trick.
Do you think that flowing hair helped cushion the blow at all?
His ass (and tailbone) don't even help cushion the fall. Dude took a jolt straight to the back.
Homeboy Bruce Treby separated his small intestine from its big brother and needed eight stitches in the face. Ouch.
We don't know how this doesn't happen more often. Dude is incredibly lucky to be alive.
No doubt the gnarliest wipeout in X Games History.
He looks awfully calm for his arm getting murked. Just wait until the shock fades out...
When centrifugal fails you.
"I'm bleeding out my fucking balls, dude." This crash is a classic thanks to the witness' indifference and the eventual realization that his gooch is injured.