Category Archives: Skateboarding

Various longboards brands available today

Longboarding is one of the outdoor activities that you will find along the streets. Various groups of young and professionals get together and treat thems like a king of the road. Well, you can’t do anything to stop them, especially if they are just out to enjoy and have fun. That is what they want to do and as long as they do not harm other people, then let them cruise. But, they must not forget that these activities must be done safely. If possible, they must put on their safety gears to avoid hurting themselves. They can always put on a helmet, padding and goggles if possible.

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Longboarding Skills and Abilities

When it comes to longboarding, beginners, intermediate and professionals have various techniques and stance to show in downhill, cruising and competitions. They have the American, Euro, Hybrid, Brazilian and the Classic tucks. But, before pushing yourself to show what you’ve got. It will be best to practice and master your skills and abilities to brake, land, slide, carve and pump. Continue reading Various longboards brands available today

Mountain mania: ski hills give way to a new breed on the boards

Snow Boarding

The sport of freestyle snowboarding is becoming increasingly popular among young people, but some older skiers resent the snowboarders because of the potential for accidents. Some ski resorts welcome the snowboarders, while other resorts ban the snowboarders.

His yellow-and-black snowboard makes scraping, scratching noises over the tightly packed snow as 13-year-old Jay Magis manoeuvres into position atop Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park. Clad in baggy Gore-Tex pants, a padded purplish jacket and a woollen tuque, Magis noses down into the ski slope’s “half-pipe,” a 100-m-long, groomed snow run that looks like a wide bobsled track. With both his boots strapped onto his board, he surfs across the flatter mid-section of the pipe, gathering speed as he heads up the curve, flying over the edge, turning in midair and gliding back down. This is freestyle snowboarding – a fresh Continue reading Mountain mania: ski hills give way to a new breed on the boards

Your guide to slide

Winter is coming

Winter in Canada is the perfect time and place to enjoy the fun and healthy exercise that skiing and snowboarding provide. Most Canadian resorts offer Discover Skiing and Discover Snowboarding packages for beginners. A directory of resorts is included.

It’s the dead of winter. It’s cold outside. Your are hiding in your living room, slippers on, fire roaring, weather channel tuned in and it’s calling for snow. The “February Blahs” are falling. You’re feeling blue and house-bound and very pale compared with the rosy-cheeked weather people, who actually look as though they’re enjoying the season.

We have one message for you: This is winter folks! It’s Canada. It’s supposed to be cold. Snow is meant to cover the ground. Grab your skis, a snowboard, and get outside and have some fun! Continue reading Your guide to slide

Downtown Skating Bans: A Wise Idea

A Wise Idea

WALK DOWN A CITY STREET in America today and you are likely to see teens trying out new skateboard or in-line skating tricks on sidewalks or curbs. Today, millions of teens take part in those skating sports on a regular basis.

As in-line skating and skateboarding have grown in popularity in recent years, adults have grown more concerned about the dangers of both activities. On May 7, Canyon Lake, Calif., became the latest of many towns to pass a law

banning in-line skating and skateboarding from downtown areas, arguing that the skaters pose a threat to pedestrians, property, and to the skaters themselves.

Not all adults think alike, however. In Imperial Beach, Calif., the city council rejected a similar proposal to ban skating and skateboarding. Skaters and their supporters say that their sports get a bad rap and that other cities should follow Imperial Beach’s example. Continue reading Downtown Skating Bans: A Wise Idea