Best Place to Fall and Get Back Up Again

My fear of falling was eased when I saw the owner of skate shop Asphalt Beach take a tumble as he was delivering skates to a customer. I learned techniques for stopping right there on the sales floor, as well as recommendations for the best places for beginners to skate outdoors. When I came back to switch to indoor wheels, the Asphalt Beach employees encouraged me to watch them do it so I could change them back when I worked up the guts to skate outside again. The tornado destroyed Asphalt Beach’s East Nashville location, but they got back up again at a new spot in Southeast Nashville. They’ll show you how to do the same. HANNAH HERNER

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