Skateboarding has become very popular among people nowadays. Its popularity among people (mainly the teenagers) has outraced many other popular games. However, this game has not yet entered the international world of games. Skateboarding is mainly practiced in the United States now; but it is presumed that it will enter the international market very soon. Several institutions and parks have grown up, where skateboarding is practiced to a large extent.
Thousands of teenagers participate in this game, and many of them have even gained a lot of popularity among the skateboarders. Different people take skateboarding in different ways, some take it as a game, some take it as their business, some as their profession and some play it for staying healthy. Whatever be the reason for your playing, you must know something before attempting it.
Skateboarding is subdivided into few types depending on the type of boards used. The normal skateboards, longboards, almost skateboards, baker skateboards etc are used for playing different types of skateboarding and all of them are popular among the skateboarders.
Skateboarding involves a lot of risk with it, it should be attempted very carefully, otherwise, you can hurt yourself severely and end up in any hospital. The four most important factors for skateboarding are the skateboards, its accessories, the safety tools and the maintenance kits. Without these, it is impossible to play a good game.
Important Parts of Skateboards
Skateboards are available in the online stores and the other stores; you have to buy it part by part separately. A skateboard consists of 3 parts, the skateboard deck, the skateboard truck and the skate wheels. The deck is the upper part of a board on which people stand while playing. This part must be very strong, as a weak board may get broken being unable to carry the skateboarder’s weight.
Next is the skateboard truck; this part acts as a joining between skateboard deck and the wheels. Two trucks are needed in the skateboards; one at the front and another at the rear. The trucks must be strong as well as flexible. The last part is the wheels of the skateboard. All three are very important for experiencing a smooth and safe game. You can get these parts at any online store or in the departmental stores.
Accessories of Skateboards
Accessories of skateboards consist of the clothing and shoes that are made especially for skateboarders. The funky looking clothes are the specialty of skateboarding; even the shoes are specially made for skateboarding.
Safety Tools During Skateboarding
The next most important thing is the safety tools required during skateboarding. As discussed earlier, skateboarding involves lot of risk. So, these safety tools are very important. The safety tools involve elbow guards, helmet, knee caps etc. Without having these safety tools no one should attempt skateboarding.
Maintenance of the Skateboard
Another most important thing is the maintenance of the skateboard. A person cannot get optimum performance if the skateboard is not maintained properly. For this, people can buy the skateboard maintenance kits from the stores.
The maintenance kit consists of skateboard rails, bearing lube, skate wax etc. All the above four facts must be kept in mind before attempting to play this game of skateboarding.