Bananas have been a skaters best friend since the days of clay wheels. There is really no other snack that is as healthy, handy (fits in most pockets), inexpensive, or utilitarian as this potassium-packed fruit.
Eating a banana—providing higher amounts of seratonin and dopamine than a sports drink—is a common practice among skaters, pre- and post-sesh, allowing us to skate longer (and sometimes even more enjoyably) than normal.
The banana is in danger of extinction—and it won’t be the first time.
Unfortunately, the banana’s legacy may be unpeeling before our very eyes. According to CNBC:
“A deadly fungus [fusarium oxysporum] is spreading from Southeast Asia and wiping out whole plantations of America’s favorite fruit: the banana. The tropical fruit’s popularity is thanks to a few pioneering entrepreneurs who founded Chiquita under a different name over a century ago. Now, the business they built is at risk of decimation if the fungus reaches Latin America, the source of 97% of the U.S.’ banana imports.”
Now, this video will probably only be interesting to a handful of you. And the rest of you will accuse us of shilling for Chiquita and Dole. Honestly, The Berrics is not selling out to Big Fruit: we’ve always found bananas appealing.