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What's Wrong With Rolling?

If you're one of the thousands of kids who like zipping around with a pair of Heelys - you could be public enemy number one. Malls and schools say the shoe with a wheel is too dangerous. If you don't know what Heelys are, they're those shoes that have a wheel that pops out of the heel so a person can go from walking to rolling in just seconds. Several malls and schools think wearing these shoes can cause accidents and is dangerous so they've banned them.

How lame is that? The same malls that will sell you these shoes, won't let you wear them home. Heelys were designed so you could get where you need to go fast, without having to buy a separate set of footwear. They're a shoe for both transportation and recreation. What if a person's only shoes are Heelys? Are they just not allowed to go the mall? One of the most popular places for kids to hang out is the mall, they should be allowed to wear their favorite shoes there.

And why ban them from school? Who cares if the odd third-grader gets knocked over or some nerdy hall monitor has to jump out of the way? Teachers want kids to get to class on time - so they should be encouraging them to wear shoes that can get them moving faster. If malls or school really think kids wearing Heelys is a problem, they should just put up a sign asking people to slow down or be careful.

There are hundreds of other activities that are more dangerous than bombing around on shoes with a wheel. Worry about the things that really matter - like drug abuse, school violence and a cure for zits - and let people keep on rollin'.

For more on Heelys, head to www.heelys.com.

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Where Do You Wear Heelys?

  • The mall - to get away from security guards.
  • All you can eat buffets - so you can get to the food first.
  • To get away from my sister after she realizes I read her diary.
  • I wear 'em everywhere!

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LUCYQWERTY123
well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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1PhanTrash
It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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1PhanTrash
"Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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Wolf74
Wolf74 posted in Dance:
use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki
Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
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