ASRA - Australian Skateboard Racing Association

so pretty much I've been teaching longboarding for the past couple of months now and i get the odd natural kid who just is pure natural at riding a board. Justin is aged 11 and lives in melbourne, he had never been on a skateboard/longboard before or even thought about it. The amazing thing is justin is blind, he has no sight at all. From what i heard before i meet him justin has been to many schools because he was bullied about being visually impaired and that he had always wanted to try being on a skateboard/longboard.

The cool thing about him even though everyone told him he couldnt do things just because he is visually impaired, he still has confidence in himself to try new things. a thing i remember him saying was " this is the most fun ive had in a long time", which would truly make anyone happy. if anyone would like to offer justin something for longboarding that would be sweet (his family cannot afford much)ive already chucked in a helmet and gloves and knee pads for him so any help is great-fully needed.

so this isnt a long write about, i just wanted everyone to about this awesome kid.

thanks jason t

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Comment by Fendy on April 15, 2010 at 19:35
Hey Jason. I can hook him up with a set of trucks and wheels. I've also got a double kicker and a mini so if you can't find a longboard for him, he can pick one of those.
Comment by jason treloar on April 15, 2010 at 19:41
hey fendy that sounds swweeet dude, hopefullly the melbourne peeps and anyone else gets behind him cause he's such a awesome little bloke.

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Comment by pete hill on April 15, 2010 at 19:54
where do i send the board?
Comment by jason treloar on April 15, 2010 at 20:15
if u wanna send a board dude, he comes to mine twice a week for lessons so if u would like to send it to me, plus a letter i can read to him from you that would be fantastic. ill add u as a friend on here pete and ill pm u.
yer i think i might caue like we all take our sight for granted mostly us longboarder's he rides and dosent know where hes going.
Comment by Emmy Parr on April 17, 2010 at 23:47
really makes you appreciate what you do have, such a determined little boy i'm sure.
keep us updated yeah? would love to hear how he's going...might be worth getting a write up for concrete wave or somthing, get the word out ...cant hurt anyway
an insprational young man :)
Comment by jason treloar on April 17, 2010 at 23:53
yer, im amazed there isnt many people on asra amazed and stuuff about this kid, im trying to get him a board to pratice on, but his rents cant afford one and ive chipped in by giving him some of my gear and i do lessons with him 3 times a week for free. but i will keep everyone updated hopefully more people will read up next time.:)
Comment by Aj Hare on April 17, 2010 at 23:58
Dude that is so rad!
Good on the young fella for doing it.
definately keep everybody up to date with his progress
Comment by Emmy Parr on April 17, 2010 at 23:59
am just sending the link around to a few people ..lugers , shops etc....just to get the word out there ,
i cant really do much , but this should help ....anything else you need doing write ups or anything...let me know :D

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Comment by Toby on April 17, 2010 at 23:59
i am amazed, this kid is an inspiration of what a person can do if they want to no matter what the obstacles
Comment by jason treloar on April 18, 2010 at 0:03
thanks emmy im pretty bad at writing stuff up so when i give everyone a update in a couple of weeks on his progress, ill try post up a video and photos and mabye u could help me with a write up:)

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