You’ve finally decided to try out skateboarding and see what’s all the fuss about that makes kids, teens and even adults go crazy about this recreational sport. For many devoted skaters all the fun and demanding aspects of skateboarding represent a way to express their unique lifestyle. They spend their time practising their skills, creating new tricks and all that while exploring the urban environment from a totally different perspective. As someone who likes to go skateboarding from time to time I can tell you that the freedom and excitement that comes with each ride is the best happiness booster that few sports can provide. Rebellious and cool from the very beginning, skateboarding was created a few decades ago as a leisure outdoor activity without any rules or guidelines that managed to become one of the most popular recreational sports among young people all over the world.
Through the years many methods and tricks were introduced which led to the development of many different styles of skateboarding some of which include freestyle, downhill, cruising and street skateboarding. Each style includes different methods of riding, but ultimately it all comes to down to kerning how to properly balance your body on the skateboard. Improving your balance and coordination skills takes some time and regular practice. As a beginner you can easily lose balance during your first rides, but you know what they say- practice makes perfect, so the more you try to improve your skills the better your rides will be. Do keep in mind however that newbie skaters are more likely to fall and get injured, especially when riding for the very first time. The truth is that even experienced skaters sometimes lose their balance and fall and this usually happens when doing demanding tricks or riding on rocky surfaces. That’s why protection is key to enjoying in safe and fun rides.
Before you hit the road with your new skateboard equip yourself with protective equipment and follow some essential safety consideration. Never go skateboarding without skate protection pads and a helmet. The joints and the head are the parts of the body that get injured the most during a fall which results in painful cuts, bruises torn ligaments and fractures. Head injuries can be very dangerous and lead to serious trauma and even loss of brain function. Every skater should have a quality helmet designed to withstand impact and provide the best protection and comfort. To protect your joints make sure you choose skate protection pads that fit properly and have lots of cushioning. Depending on their design there are pads for protecting your elbows, knees, wrists and ankles.