|John Pardoe, a sophomore government and politics major at the University of Maryland, does a manual at the Melrose Skate Park in Hyattsville, Md., on March 29.|
|Not every trick is landed, and a skateboard can provide a hand back up for Pardoe after a bail. Though he's been skateboarding for six years, he's largely escaped serious harm, with a sprained ankle being the most serious injury to date.|
|Though he may not have broken any bones, Pardoe has broken plenty of boards. "I used to have to buy decks in 10-packs because I broke too many," he explained.|
|Pardoe does a nose-slide grind on the waxed edge of a box at the skatepark.|
|While skateboarding is a fun past-time, it's also quite a workout. An hour of skating on a spring day in the low 60s is enough to break a sweat and warrant a water break.|
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