Who puts their board behind another car?? Did he have a problem with you after?
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Thread: Trouble in the Parking lot
Feb 13, 2014, 06:00 PM #11
Feb 13, 2014, 06:15 PM #12
I stay away from crowds and pretty much only paddle out with my peeps, so if something happens and something gets dinged we just sort it out. If I dinged a stranger's board and it was my fault for being a kook, I'd offer to pay for it. If a stranger dinged my board it would depend on the situation...if it's some kid\decent dude\hot chick who doesn't know any better and doesn't cop an attitude when I try to explain what they did wrong then I'd probably cut them some slack. If someone's being a **** then I know they aren't going to pay for it in any case so the conversation would be different from the start. At that point I use my massive mind control powers and summon a giant squid to gang rape them.
As for the OPs question...not your fault if the idiot leaves the board behind your car.
Feb 13, 2014, 07:15 PM #13Senior Member
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- Jun 2013
- Singer Island
BTW, almost all my dings happen on land. Once I get wet I am all grace and style (in my mind). On land not so much.
Feb 13, 2014, 07:24 PM #14
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Feb 13, 2014, 09:15 PM #16Junior Member
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- Nov 2013
I paid for a ding I caused once. in OB, SF I took off- noticed i was gonna get closed out and reversed directions (without being able to really look first) and put my fins over a chick longboarder that had no chance to get out of my way.
Apologized- realized she was the GF or friend or something of a guy who had a ding repair shop nearby- so it made it easy- told her i'd drop off 20 bucks at the shop and said it was for her when she came in with her board.
Feb 13, 2014, 09:27 PM #17Senior Member
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- Jul 2011
I was surfing 110th street in stone harbor once, i was like twelve on a brand new fun shape, and some dude paddling behind me smashed into the bottom of my board as we were going over a wave (it was real crowded)... left 2 huge dings right between the fins. He offered to pay for it right off the bat, real nice guy. I declined, however looking at the board now, a good repair would have been nice. A 12 yr old doing repair jobs, no bueno.
Feb 13, 2014, 10:42 PM #18
Well if two cars get into a scrape in a parking lot from an insurance point of view each owner is responsible for their own damage 99% of the time unless something like alcohol is involved. It is what is called a not at fault accident. In your case man the owner of the board was negligent and therefore liable for his own board and the damage caused. This is difference if you hit a person.
Feb 13, 2014, 10:59 PM #19
Replace the surfboard with a baby. Who would be at fault? The person who didn't bother to check behind their car for a baby? Or the parent who placed their baby behind a car?
Feb 13, 2014, 11:28 PM #20