Commuting by Skateboard

Nov 11 07:57 2009 Lazar Rodriguez Print This Article

The skateboard is a versatile commuting tool. It’s small enough to take with you anywhere, and light enough that it doesn’t become a hassle. Keep reading for more reasons a skateboard is such a great commuting tool.

First off,Guest Posting a skateboard is fun! Walking is pretty fun, but weaving through a crowd of people on a piece of wood strapped to wheels is seriously exhilarating. There’s nothing quite like it.

Commuting via skateboard is also very ‘green.’ Since skateboards don’t require gas, and they don’t need to be plugged into a wall to charge, they are carbon neutral. A skateboard is much better than other modes of transportation for this reason alone.

One downside to a skateboard is that it takes the life of a tree. This isn’t really a problem because it’s only a single tree and the board will last a very long time, but the fact that a tree was killed still upsets certain groups of people. Many skateboard companies have begun planting new trees for each one that gets chopped down for a skateboard to offset this problem.

Transportation on a skateboard is easy, once you’ve beaten the learning curve. It could take a few months to get truly proficient at skating, but it’s well worth it. Skateboarding isn’t all about doing tricks, after all.

A lot of people like how you can ride a hill when you get tired of pushing. Just find a gnarly looking hill and shred it up! There’s nothing quite like the feeling of screaming down a hill on a little piece of wood. It’s exciting.

If you’re feeling crazy, you can try skitching. Skitching is when a skater holds on to the back of a car/bus/motorcycle or any other moving object and enjoys the free ride. Skitching, although exciting and fun, can be deadly.

If you feel like skitching, it would be dumb to try it on a main street or road. It’s also a bad idea to try and skitch on the back of a car if they don’t know you’re doing it. If you decide to skitch anyway, try to keep your speed down, and let go if you feel speed wobble.

If you’re a student, you’ll find that a skateboard is great for commuting on campus. Quite a few universities or other colleges no longer allow skateboarding, but there are still a few out there that haven’t banned it yet.

If you go to a big campus, then skating from class to class is very appealing – not only do you avoid having to find a parking spot, but you also avoid traffic and possibly even being late for class.

If you are out of shape, skating can be a great form of exercise. Skateboarding long distances is a real work out. It wouldn’t surprise me if a person were able to substitute long distance skating for running. Just don’t be lazy and only skate downhill!

You know now how useful a skateboard can be when it comes to commuting. If you don’t already have one, get one. For what you receive, a skateboard is relatively cheap. They also last a long time. Don’t forget to wear your safety gear; but most of all, have fun!

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Lazar Rodriguez
Lazar Rodriguez

The Author has been a skateboarder for a very long period of time. He loves longboarding, trickboarding, and everything in the middle. If you're looking for an online skateboard shop after reading this article, feel free to check out http://www.the-skateboard-shop.com/

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