• Rule No.

    Plant your blade fully in the water before you start your stroke.

  • Rule No.

    Always assume the ”ready position” while paddling.

  • Rule No.

    Use your core muscles whenever you’re paddling.

  • Rule No.

    Keep your board as quiet as possible on the water.

What are skid plates longboard?

If you think they look rad and want to slide your skateboard further, rails are a great choice.

For those who love to do aerial tricks but have a hard time grabbing their boards, rails are worth considering.

What is this? Rails do make some tricks easier, but they also make some tricks harder.


What size longboard should I get if im 5 2?

99% of beginners should start with a cruiser longboard.

If you’re looking for a beginner cruiser board, I’d recommend it being at least 30” long and 8.5” wide.

A long, wide deck will be easier to balance on.

The wheels should be large/soft (60mm-80mm / 77a-83a) so they can easily roll over cracks/bumps.

What are skateboarders called?

In General…no.

Skateboarding in the street is usually not legal.

On busy streets, it’s also not safe and a bad idea.

Some cities do recommend that skateboards ride in the bike lane on the street.

How long should a longboard be for beginners?

A longboard for freestyle and dancing typically ranges between 42 inches to 46 inches.

Depending on your riding style, your longboard length can vary quite drastically from others.

How can I improve my kick turns?

Even though it isn’t as intense as skateboarding, you will burn calories.

Longboarding helps you lose weight and burns between 300 and 400 calories an hour, depending on the type of board you ride.

The harder you push a longboard, the more calories you burn.

Is longboarding easier than skateboarding?

Beginner surfers should get a longboard surfboard that is 9’4” long and around 23 inches wide.

Experienced surfers transitioning from a shortboard should ride longboards that are at least 9’6” long and 22 inches wide.

What should I wear for longboarding?

Longboarding is an awesome way to move around, much faster than walking.

Longboards are typically faster than skateboards due to their larger wheelbase (distance between trucks) and bigger wheels.

What should I wear for longboarding?

Whether you’re riding a skateboard, playing a pickup game of basketball or riding a BMX bike, no matter how young or old, you should protect the tender groin area.

While the dangers of not wearing a protective cup and jockstrap in some sports may seem obvious, some players still fail to wear them.

What type of longboard is best for sliding?

  • Apex 40 DiamondDrop Longboard.
  • Apex 37 DiamondDrop Longboard.
  • Arbiter 36 KT Longboard.
  • Apex 40 DoubleConcave Longboard.
  • Arbiter DK Longboard.
  • Drop Freeride 41 Longboard.
  • Vecter 37 Longboard.

    Longboards Best for Downhill + Speed.

  • Freeride 41 RockerConcave Longboard.

    Longboards Best for Sliding.

How do you fall properly?

Tuck your elbows and head in.

Landing on your butt, your back, or your stomach will hurt a lot less than landing on your head.

Knee and elbow pads, a helmet, and a mouth piece can protect the areas that you don’t want land on.

Some skateboarders try to tuck and roll as they fall.

Should you start with a longboard or skateboard?

How tight should your bearings be?

Longboard riders can also slide just to slow dow, E.g…to control downhill descent speed (”speed check”) or adjust their speed before getting into a corner turn (”pre-drift”).

As you’re riding, you push your back wheels out with your back heel to bring your longboard sideways perpendicular to the road.

Why do snowboarders go so fast?

So yes, snowboarders do damage piste more than skier, most of it is equipment physics not the individual.

If you want proof, find a busy piste that’s steep enough that you need to turn to avoid hurtling down the hill and sit and watch how skiers and snowboarders apply pressure eto the snow.

What are slide pucks?

Longboarding is a great sport and/or hobby to take up, but it’s always best to keep yourself protected when riding downhill.

Wearing slide gloves is part of that.

How cold is too cold to skateboard?

You’re never too old to learn skateboarding, at least when you’re still healthy and in reasonable physical shape.

There is no age limit, whether you’re in your twenties, thirties, forties or even fifties.

It might be a little embarrassing when you start skateboarding at your 30’s or 40’s but practice makes perfect.

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My name is Patricia Toh. I was born in the southen of China but I live in Hawaii. I work as a translator. I love skating. But in the future, I’d like to try yoga too."

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