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    NYC Bodyboarding Ban

    This seemed a bit excessive, because a couple of kids got sucked out during Bertha (sounds like bad parenting) they're banning bodyboarding...


    http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/bo...w-york_116461/

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    Pretty f'n lame. Saw this elsewhere and was wondering why it happened so rapidly.

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    Wow...but not surprised...

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    We'll, I guess I ride flotation devices. We should protest. VIVA LA SPONGE!!!!

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    In NYC you can't smoke a cigarette, drink a Big Gulp, or catch a wave on a bodyboard. Land of the Free? Not so sure anymore.

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    Yeah I don't know what to say about that.... I don't use 'em but my niece and nephew love riding them and it would bother me next time they are out that they can't use them. I don't think the ban will last. it cuts too deep into part of the growing up in rockaway beach experience. I could see if they had an age limit or you have to use swim fins with them sort of thing.....

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    Yet another facet / manifestation of the nanny state.

    Is this not the city that wanted to ban large sodas?

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    Ya know, this whole business of govt. protecting us from ourselves thing is weak, really weak. Let natural selection take place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKH76 View Post
    In NYC you can't smoke a cigarette, drink a Big Gulp, or catch a wave on a bodyboard. Land of the Free? Not so sure anymore.
    Don't forget stop and frisk. Although I don't know if they still enforce it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Ya know, this whole business of govt. protecting us from ourselves thing is weak, really weak. Let natural selection take place.
    I agree with that