More Snowboarders Take Up Longboard Skateboarding

June 26, 2009 · Filed Under Longboard 

What to do if you are a snowboard who is stuck with no powder? More snowboarders are taking ot the sport of longboard skateboarding. After being used to carving on a mountain, a longboard serves as a close proxy to the movement. The long wheel base allows for the greater stability. Turning requires using the same muscles and action as a snowboarder. As with any sport, the proper precautions should be taken, including wearing safety gear. A helmet, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards are necessary to go all out and enjoy oneself. Even an accomplished snowboard enthusiast should start out slow and take on easy flat surfaces in order to gain their bearings. Then as you gain confidence you can start taking on more slopes. Many are amazed at the feel of a nice longboard downhill course. There are not typically rails and jumps though. Speed provides the thrill and as you become more adept at turning you can really own a road course just like a snow covered mountain.

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