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Parent and kid interview #14 Pacer Skateboards

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

Hi what is your name and whose parent are you?

Amy, Mum to Tom (9) and Evan (5)

How long has your child been skating?

4/5 weeks now, although Tom has had a board for almost 2 years!

What do you think about them skateboarding?

I absolutely love to see them skate. Their grins are ENORMOUS! They are just so happy when they’re skating. I was surrounded by skateboards and skateboarding growing up as my Mum and Dad owned a company called Pacer Skateboards. Dad was probably the first person in the UK selling skateboards from their house in Windsor. Despite having access to numerous boards growing up, and my Mum and Dad both being able to skate, I never learned to skateboard. So I’m chuffed to bits these two have found such a great teacher in Tom to get them started.

Are you not worried they might hurt themselves?

Oh for sure! Kids will probably find a way to hurt themselves, so all you can do is reduce the risk where you can. At least when they’re skating I can tell them they have to wear a helmet. They’re not going to do that climbing trees or crossing the road.

What got your child into skateboarding?

My brother Andy, bought Tom (my eldest) a board 2 years ago and since then I have been looking for lessons. Their Dad has a longboard and skates alongside them whilst they bike ride at the park too.

Do you think it’s a positive pastime?