Sunday, July 09, 2023

The Risks Of Getting Rad and Sk8Mafia 2023. July 9, 2023. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast.

This week, Templeton Elliott, Patrick Kigongo, and Jason From Frozen in Carbonite are talking about the Intelegencier article, The Athletes Who Can’t Afford Their Near-Death Experiences and Sk8Mafia Video 2023. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Patrick is stoked on Spitfire Wheels, officiating a wedding in French, watching Mbappe hit a penalty against Greece at Stade de France, skating with friends Jack and Lawrence in Marseille, French skateshops (Honey Skateshop in Aix, Bud Skateshop in Marseille, Nozbone in Paris), and a skate company called Bisou Bisou Bisou from Montpellier, and the Akwasi part for SciFi Fantasy

Jason is stoked on Venture Trucks, George Lynch show in NOVA, the Tiago and Friends Midnight Skate Fest edit, and Retta Skateshop’s Atemporal video.

Templeton is stoked on his new New Flatbar.


Anonymous said...

I know most skaters probably think the whole health insurance thing is pretty boring but I work in that industry and thought it was good to see this being talked about. I live in the UK so all my skate related injuries are taken care of for free. But in the US, if you got a group of skaters together (team mates or just homies) you could definitely cut a deal with an insurance broker (probably one that does “adventure sports” – i.e. sell snowboarder/ski cover) for a specialist policy for people who skate for a living. If you do it as a group you can then get the rate down. I’m surprised companies like Vans/Nike SB aren’t doing this anyway – if you have a big squad you can get the policy cost down and their don’t have to pay for it, they can just give their team riders to option to opt in and maybe flag that the policy cost is probably tax deductible. In the UK for car insurance, you pay a couple of pounds extra on your policy and it goes into a pot to help people out when there’s no cover – would be great to see that here too, everyone pays a couple of dollars more on their policy that goes into a pot to help out uninsured skaters. Sorry for talking insurance on a skate blog though…

Justin said...

"It was hell, with rainbows and kitty cats, but we had health insurance." - Jason Adams on riding for enjoi.

I'm glad Patrick touched on the small business side. I wouldn't want a lot of those companies to go away, but realistically most of them don't have the money to provide insurance.

I dug the SK8MAFIA video. I'm not sure what I think of them. There's something about them that is stuck in the early 00s that now seems rather quaint.

Anonymous said...

It could be alot quicker than insurance or going uninsured for long periods of time