It was an Australian suburb. The speed of the skateboard got too much for the kid that was on it (Andrew) as he hurtled down the asphalt hill.
In simple terms, the impact of his arm on the road was what caused the fracture … but maybe you could say it was that lack of a brake on that skateboard that was the ‘real’ cause.
That’s the story we lead with in Episode 1 of Get a Freakin’ Life. We interview the guy behind what could be one of skateboarding’s greatest innovations. The skateboard with a brake.