Hi ALL,<br /><br />Quick question. If you back out of your parking spot at the lane, and some dude leaves their board behind your car. Whose at fault. Is it the guy who walks to his car from the front side and has no clue there's a board there. Or is it the guy at the nearby car who left his board behind the car. didnt notice the engine start, or the car slowly backing up. Also, in general, how often do you require someone else to pay for a ding on your board. I always fix my own dings. I look at it like this, if you bring glass into the ocean, and so do 75 people, its your fault if it dings, you chose to go in that soup. Requiring someone else to pay for a ding on your board unless theres super weird circumstances is weird.
evidently he wanted his board hurt or he'da taken better care of it. I love my boards too much. Once I had unstrapped one from the racks and the wind caught it. Luckily I was quick enough to throw my new born son under it to prevent any damage when it hit the concrete.
any and all other surfers are absolved when a kook gets his stick mangled by a vehicle... who leaves an unattended board behind a vehicle other than one's own... as far as dings in the water... part of the game... u could get a bic and just go all aggro... those things are tanks, hard to ding
definitetly the doosh the parked a board in the middle of the parking lot...however, you might want to look into your state laws...i know in NY if you back out of a driveway and run over somebody it's your fault no matter what as it's illegal to back out of your driveway. not sure how this pertains to cali, traffic laws, parking lots and surfboards, but maybe worth a look.
Maybe your son will beat you with our stupid fun board you so very treasured. douche. You the guy from va beach that got caught having relations with a goat species in Costa Rica? Well turns out you might be a hero they think that ole nanny is pregent. Easily the gnarest barrell you've ever been in. Way to go guy!!
The guy who placed his board on the pavement behind someone's car deserves to get it ran over. Absolutely his fault.
Regarding who pays for the ding, I think of it like this. Say a guy steam rolls me on purpose (this has happened, and he was from Quebec, and I hate him). Explain to me the mechanics of actually getting him to pay for your ding repairs. How does this work? No one carries cash anymore, so here are the options:
a) he writes you a check (fat chance)
b) he brings your board to the shop, pays the shop with his food stamp debit card, then keeps your newly repaired board
c) you both go to the shop together, holding hands of course, and he pays with his food stamp debit card
d) he trades you something of perceived equivalent value, like some drugs and whatnot.
I'm convinced there is no plausible way to have some a-hole pay for your board repairs. Don't even bother to ask...just beat his a$$ like we do in friendly Maine