BEGINNER GUIDE TO HAVE SAFER RIDE DOWNHILLS
Although bombing hills are quite addictive to some skaters, traveling at a high speed of about 60 miles per hour contains a lot of dangers. Therefore, skaters must know how to protect themselves from severe injuries and terrible accidents.
eps for precautions, skateboarders are able to prevent unwanted traumatic injuries or bring up an accident for the other moving vehicles. All you need to know about ensuring your safety while bombing hills are included in the following content. This post is a summary of what I have learned from pro riders at SkateAdvisors.
The very first thing that you need to prepare for a safe ride must be a proper skateboard setup. Avoid all products sold at Walmart, Target, or even Amazon because you will never get the highest-quality gear. Sometimes, it will be much better if you can customize your own gear based on your body size and the skating style; however, a customized skateboard costs more than the average of $200 for a typical product.
Once you have gotten the right board, now is the time to choose when and where you should skate. Empty roads are preferable by longboarders since they can control their ride easily without the appearance of other vehicles. Some riders choose to skate at night while others choose to practice in the early morning. To learn when you should skate in your area or how to find a suitable place for practicing, you can read the beginner guide available at SkateAdvisors.
Finally, you may have heard some terms like “spotters” or “walkie-talkies” which refer to some people standing at the corners or the bottom of the hill to inform the riders that the road ahead is clear and there is no obstacle or moving vehicle. However, this method requires more human resources for bombing down long hills with so many turns and corners.