Skateboarders face tons of obstacles in the streets. Cars, pedestrians, angry property owners, security guards, cops, bikes, longboarders, and even the occasional rollerblader can throw a monkey wrench into a perfectly good session. 2:08 of LurkNYC’s “New York Times V. 15” perfectly illustrates this point. Good thing this didn’t result in a collision. Things can get thick when you are skating in an urban environment.