Wordless Wednesday…Any Idea?

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Wordless Wednesday…Any Idea?


Years ago when Larry and I were walking on A1A along the beach in Delray, we saw benches with these things on them. 

As we walked, we came up with all kinds of wacky ideas about what they could be or why they were there. 

After asking a fellow beach walker, we learned that they are skate stoppers or skate deterrents.  They are placed on benches or handrails where skateboarders like to practice their skills. 

As much fun as it can be, this can also damage the surface of the bench or railing. 



What about you? Have you seen these??

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Comments (22)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... can't ay I've ever seen anything like this. Then again, I haven't been to a beach in more years than I can count.

Sep 27, 2023 05:28 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker haven't been to the beach since we moved back to Texas. Much as I love Houston, the beaches here don't compare to those in FL. 

Sep 27, 2023 11:36 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, been on lots of beaches lately, and have not seen those, interesting.

Sep 27, 2023 05:40 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox We've watched the Xtreme Games and the skateboarders who do remarkable stunts. 

Sep 27, 2023 11:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - while I haven't observed this, there are those who say - necessity is the mother of invention, right?   Obviously, that played a part in the engineering of this  clever solution.  

Sep 27, 2023 05:46 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs you're exactly right!!!  I visited several websites and there are many different styles. 

Sep 27, 2023 11:37 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Hmmm. So some skater will use the bench, get in an accident, and a lawsuit with the city will come. hahahaha

Sep 27, 2023 06:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawsuits will always be around, right?!  These are to hopefully prevent the damage the skateboarders can do to the bench, etc. but also, one fall and the lawsuits come out. 

Sep 27, 2023 11:39 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Never saw them and great discovered the answer to your question.

Sep 27, 2023 07:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Leanne Smith Watch the Xtreme Games some day that have the skateboarders!!  

Sep 27, 2023 11:40 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
 Kathy, Never noticed before. It's interesting to learn about these skate stoppers. 
Sep 27, 2023 09:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 it's something I'd never thought about but it makes some sense. 

Sep 27, 2023 11:40 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and Larry and thank you for the great information you are sharing with us here in the rain.  Make it a great day!


Sep 27, 2023 09:25 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm Thank YOU!!!  Hope you're rested from your vacation. 

Sep 27, 2023 11:41 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

I would have no idea what they are. Thank you for sharing the information. Wishing you continued

success. Have a wonderful day and sell a house. Bill

Sep 27, 2023 12:21 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Can't say I have ever noticed these in our area, and we certainly have lots of skateboarders. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled.


Sep 27, 2023 04:47 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Never have a seen these Kathy but what a great idea!

Sep 27, 2023 05:04 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I would have never guessed them to be skate stoppers.  I can imagine they would be a deterrent.  But, for those who are undeterred, I foresee many injuries.

Sep 27, 2023 06:21 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is new to me but also would make it doubtful as to whether to sit as it could ruin clothes.

Sep 27, 2023 06:43 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  never seen it before and please do not get me started about skateboarders:)Endre

Sep 27, 2023 09:12 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, that is interesting and makes sense, a skater would only have to biff it badly once to learn not to skate on the bench, haha.  I can't say that I have noticed such a thing, but I haven't looked for it either.

Sep 28, 2023 04:29 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Interesting, I would have never guessed, but makes sense!

Sep 28, 2023 07:03 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Nope, would not have guessed that. I didn't have any guess at all.

Sep 28, 2023 07:25 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I can see how that would be a deterrent for a skateboarder.

Sep 28, 2023 12:12 PM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Interesting I have never noticed them before. I will have to make it a point to look for them. Thanks for sharing. Have a great afternoon.

Sep 28, 2023 01:10 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have noticed a lot of park benches, and fences and handrails with a lot of damage, but I would never of thought of putting a device like this on said item 🙂

Sep 28, 2023 02:20 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib,  

How interesting!

My son is a skateboarder so I will ask him if he has ever seen these!

Sep 28, 2023 03:34 PM