SLAP's Message is Simple!
Teach new riders the skills they need to be SAFE and be harsh about it!
SLAP Safety Techniques
The best tips we can offer are to learn your crash options first, push limits second. Learn to slow down and stop BEFORE you learn to go faster than you can run out. Learn to go to your knee pads and slide BEFORE you learn to drop into the pool, park or ramp. This kind of training is exactly opposite of what we see depicted in the Skateboard mags and videos where riders put safety gear on after they have an injury.