A fruit booter is someone who believes that imitating skateboard culture will improve their social standing
, but is unable to skateboard
. They wear impractical plastic
boots with wheels attached to the bottom as an excuse to hang out in skate parks
and look like they are participating in an extreme sport
without having to develop any skills
. Because their "sport" (If jumping rope
is a sport, I guess inline skating
is too) is so often criticized, fruit booters usually have an irritable, defensive attitude when interacting with skaters
and will typically insist that roller-blading
is "better than skateboarding," thus alienating themselves from the skate community and remaining losers.
Skateboarder: "Hey pal, the city just opened up a new park. Lets go check it out."
Fruit Booter: "Sounds like a plan! Lemme just attach a pair of heavy, uncomfortable plastic boots to my feet, stuff my shoes in a backpack, and blow out my aromatherapy candles so we can go."
Skateboarder: "Why is the plastic dyed purple with swirls of yellow around the shiny silver buckles?"
Fruit Booter: "I've yet to determine my own sexual orientation!"
(The skateboarder, disgusted with his acquaintance's poor judgement and apparent lifestyle confusion, exits the scene)