Kicking a post correctly and properly can be a very useful skill. You never know when it might come in handy.
Kicking a post is not an activity that most people partake in on a regular basis, but learning to do it properly can come in handy in life.
A post is not a football. Pull your kick. The skill of kicking a post does not involve kicking as hard as you can. Remember, the object of the activity is not to knock the post over but to have a good experience kicking it.
Wear steel-toed boots if possible. This will give you extra protection from the post, allowing the impact to be absorbed largely throughout your foot and ankle rather than the tip of your big toe. Also, make sure your boots are laced up properly and the boot is snug to your foot and ankle.
Socks are also helpful for absorbing the impact. Wearing multiple pairs of wool socks will definitely keep your toes safer than otherwise.
Have a friend nearby. Having a friend around is always a good idea. In case something goes wrong and you get injured, a friend will able to call 911 or help you limp to safety.
Another thing to keep in mind in locating a post to be aware of the owner of the post. Kicking somebody’s post without permission could land you in a lot of trouble, as you could easily be misinterpreted as attempting to destroy property. To avoid this issue, make sure you get permission from the owner before kicking a post.
Once you’ve found your post and have gotten permission to kick it, you’re almost ready to go. There is just one last thing you should consider before proceeding. As kicking a post is not a typical socially acceptable activity, you may want try and be discrete. That is, aside from your friend, you should avoid kicking posts when people are watching. This is mostly to protect yourself from the indignant stares of the passing public. You do have a reputation to maintain, after all, and kicking a post is not going to help you out on that front.
Also, even after getting permission to kick a post, there may be those that still think you’re trying to destroy property, such as local law enforcement. So to avoid any embarrassing misinterpretation and possible jail time, try and be as discrete as possible.
As long as you keep these points in mind, you’re sure to have a successful post-kicking experience!