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How are you to determine if you are a grommet or not?
There has been ongoing controversy all over my facebook stating so much 5H1T about

- Skill levels

- Age

- How long you've been skating for

- Facial hair and virginity (Probably just someone messing with me there)


How is it determined?
Thanks guys

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That's rad. 

And to prove that his skills aren't limited to growing mad face pubes and breakdancing

your a little cunt!
you wanna hump Kevin Reimers or Adam Coltans leg.
and you splurge if something new comes out and its exactly the same in every way but a different colour.
groms don't drive.
EAST VAN GROM SQUAD!!!!!! fucken eh, being is a grom is NOT a bad thing, just means you're young. but don't listen to me i'm female.
Woo. I drive, don't give a crap about new shit, and respect females.
I think i'd like to be a grom though... I call myself a grom now and then

from wikipedia, note that it includes skateboarding.

Grommet (sportsperson)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Young grommet on a board with his dad watching.

"Grommet" ("grom") is a term used to describe a young participant in extreme sports. The term originally was used in the sport of surfing for anyone under the age of 16. However in recent years, the term has been expanded to include other extreme sports, most notably skateboarding and snowboarding[1]


The first contextual use of the word appears in a 1964 article by the journalist, Nicholas Tomalin, who on a visit to Newquay in Cornwall noted that: "A surfer who is no good or just beginning is a “gremmie”. "[2]

The word "Gremmie", which was used in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s, was derived from the word "Gremlin". [3]

The term "grommet" was used in Lockie Leonard Legend by Tim Winton: '...Things are never as simple as they seem, not even for grommets..."

The word was originally a derogatory term for an inexperienced surfer, but has become an accepted term for all young participants. For example, the British Surfing Association offers a Grommet Surf Club for young surfers. [4]



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