Are crutches trendy?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Arch, 15 Apr 2010.

  1. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    At work the other day, I saw a woman walking along, with a boy who was about 8 or 9. He had a pair of crutches - I noticed them partly because they so petite and were very obviously 'child sized' ones.

    The odd thing was that he was walking/balancing along the top of a low brick wall, waving his crutches around, laughing.

    Even odder, another boy (similar age - brother, friend?) was skipping along behind, also waving a pair of child sized crutches around. Clearly neither of them were having any difficulty walking at that point, no legs in plaster, no limping.

    Are they this season's 'in' accessory? There's been a bit of a microscooter trend in the last week, but crutches? I wonder if they are being used in some sort of parcours/street dance situation?
     
  2. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    The real cognoscenti will only use them if they have got a parrot for their shoulder first.
     
  3. thomas

    thomas the tank engine

    Location:
    Woking/Norwich
    If they had a broken leg it would probably have been pinned...and therefore no plaster.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    And if they had a broken leg (both of them?) would they be skipping along, and walking along the tops of walls?
     
  5. Wasn't it Michael Jackson who kept pointing at his?
     
  6. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
  7. OP
    OP
    Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Wow...

    That's the sort of thing I was wondering about - using crutches as an aid to urban gymnastics, is it the next cool thing?
     
  8. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    It could be - but the interesting thing is that because Shannon is so good, a lot of people don't believe he's actually disabled. The skateboard-and-crutches thing is how he gets about, and it's pretty efficient as well as achingly hip (no pun intended)...
     
  9. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    no sooner to I cast mine off and they become fashionable.
     
  10. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Amazing stuff.. it's not the same chap is it that did some tv adverts recently advertising whatever I can't remember?

    edit: it is the same chap... and it was for VISA

     
  11. We found two in our garden one Saturday morning. I wondered at the time how whoever had chucked them over the wall had made it home.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    We often had walking sticks left behind at the till when I worked in a supermarket...
     
  13. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea

    Yep that's him. http://whatiswhat.com/
     
  14. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    In some ways it doesn't matter if he is disabled or not. The man has skilz! ;)

    Anyway, in some ways he is more able than a lot of 'able' people!
     
  15. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    This is quite true - the skateboard/crutch thing is faster than your average cyclist. But a lot of his art is about disability, and people's responses to it...
     
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