Skateboarding Safety Tips and Guide

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Skateboarding is undeniably a challenging type of sport which makes one’s adrenalin run. However, it is important that safety is given importance so as to make sure that the fun is not spoilt by any accident. Hence, there are a number of ways and products which help to ensure skateboarding safety. Let us discuss some of these ways.

Get Proper Training First

First of all, one has to make sure that he is well trained as to how to position his feet onto the skateboard. The positioning is important, as well as the way the body’s weight is appropriated onto the small surface area of the skateboard. Inevitably a lot of training and practice will help one to attain this knowledge. However, it is also important that if one is still a beginner, he has someone who is experienced in this sport to help him out at first. Dangerous moves should be left for later on.

Select A Perfect Skateboard

It is crucial to use a proper skateboard. There are various types available on the market. Although some may place more importance on the aesthetic features of the skateboard it is far more important to focus on its quality. Beginners should always choose skateboards with a shorter deck for better manageability.

Check Everything Before Skateboarding

Also, check out the weight that it can support. It is also imperative to make sure that the skateboard is in proper working order. Check it regularly, ideally each and every time before you ride it, so as to inspect it for any cracks, broken or jagged parts. The wheels, especially, should always be in good condition.

Cover Your Head With a Good Helmet

Head injuries are one of the main types of injuries which are caused by skateboarding accidents. They are also the most serious types. This highlights the need to wear protective equipment. There are several skateboarding helmets available on the market. However, it is important to make sure that you choose the right fit as otherwise, the effectiveness of the protection will be limited.

The helmet should be properly positioned on your head, and have straps and buckles adjusted accordingly. The inside layer should be covered with padding. It is also crucial that the helmet does not slide when you move and that it does not impair your vision.

Wear Protective Gear

Apart from head injuries unfortunately skateboarding may also cause foot injuries. As a result, it is important to wear protective gear such as knee pads and suitable shoes. Knee pads will cover your knees and provide a cushioning which will dampen the negative effect resulting from any direct falls or hits. There are also suitable shoes which are adequate for skateboarding which will improve your grip and increase a more sure footing.

Wrist guards and elbow pads should also be worn. Cuts and scrapes will be lessened, and other possible injuries will also be reduced thanks to their padding. Apart from making sure to wear all the above mentioned protective equipment, it is also important to make sure to skateboard in a controlled environment. Never do tricks and jumps that you are not skilled at, and ideally always have someone with you so that you will be helped in the case of accidents or emergencies.

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13 Comments

  1. Reginald

    I must say you have very interesting posts here. Your website will go viral. Keep up the good work

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    • Easter

      Thanks for those tips man. Looking forward to buy a helmet now.

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  2. Alison Hamilton

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    • Deena

      yes. I think we both can agree on this.

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  3. Jennifer

    one of the greatest safety guide i have ever seen. keep it up man.

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  4. Maria Anderson

    Thank you very much for such an informative skateboarding post.

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  5. Jennifer

    Excellent. You really described it well. I always say to my son mark about his Skateboarding Safety. Hope he will understand that after this post.

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  6. Maria Anderson

    this is a really great underrated blog. keep up those good works. Oneday you will definetly go viral.

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  7. Kiana

    I don’t think use of the protective gear is really necessary. But the rest of those tips seems to be helpful.

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  8. Jennifer

    i think Select A Perfect Skateboard is the most important among all the points. thought many professionals skip this point. great job to point it out.

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  9. Eva Carlson

    great post though i don’t care about skateboarding safety. Hope it will help noob skater a lot.

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  10. Lora Wood

    great post. hoping more in the near future.

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  11. cartier

    Hope everyone can understand about skateboarding safety as well as you do. thanks for the tips man.

    Reply

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