:twothumbsup: Looks similar to snowboarding, but more scrapes and bruises I assume.
Do you have any knees or palms left?
Not so many scrapes and bruises actually.
This is very safe.
As Cliff Coleman points out in the video, anyone can learn how to do this.
The gloves have a hard puck on them made from either a cutting board, or composite faux-marble tile, or you can buy them pre-made( but why? they're so easy to make)
Learning to slide, is an essential, longboarding skill.
A basic Coleman slide (he is credited with inventing the technique, and is therefor a skateboarding living legend), is essential for knowing how to stop safely on a skateboard.
It's like learning how to ride a bike. Would you ride a bike without breaks? No, not responsibly. Same thing here.
And as you can see, aside from basic stopping, you can do quite a bit that is a lot of fun. ; ) Yes, it is quite a bit like snowboarding. Though wear pants and shoes you don't mind tearing up as you will be rubbing asphalt a lot. *grins*
I have lost palms and such before, but those were the days before I learned how to properly do this.
Speedwobble. And a long narrow stretch of sidewalk hill that looked so inviting, with a nice run off..... Oh, but it was way too narrow at that speed.
I was young and stupid. Should have been doing that speed in the street where I had room to carve to reduce and properly control my speeds.
Oh well. I was grieving at the time, and had just suffered a huge personal loss, and was not in the right state of mind.
Bad mistakes when people are young. I went to the hospital over that one.
But what you see in the video is perfectly safe, and lots of fun. *grins*
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