Kw-logo-smaller

Mountainboarding - Extreme Outdoor Sports

Mountainboarding on a sand dune.
Riding a Mountainboard
The Vamint Mountainboard from Mongoose.
The Mongoose Varmint

Looking for a wild way to get an adrenaline rush this summer? With a mountainboard, you can get that same rush of extreme sports no matter what the terrain or weather.

What Is A Mountainboard?

Mountain boards are a combination of a snowboard and a mountain bike. It's a board with bindings that has tires and a suspension on the bottom. The tires and suspension are really what make mountainboards so cool. They can be used anywhere - paved streets, dirt roads, sand dunes, grassy ski slopes or rocky terrain. You can even use mountainboards on a BMX track or in a skatepark. The possibilities are endless but freeways and through the mall aren't recommended (those fat, slobby mall security guys are always lookin' to bust someone.)

Mountainboard Safety

If you're just starting out on a mountainboard, you should definitely wear all the proper safety gear (it's much more painful wiping out on rocks or dirt than it is on snow) and get a board that comes with a braking system. For minimum injury and maximum fun, it's recommended you wear a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, gloves and a pair of sneakers with strong ankle support. For your first few rides, it's also a good idea to let some air out of the tires to slow you down a bit. Like any extreme sport, know your limits. Start out on a paved road or some easy terrain, then move on to the bigger hills with the bigger air.

If you're looking for a moutainboard to start out with, try the Mongoose Varmint. It's a lightweight board that is perfect for kids who weigh around 150 pounds (67 kilograms) or less. It comes with a leash, kick-butt graphics and a very awesome price - $135 US. To buy one and to watch cool mountainboard videos, click here.

Related Stories:

  • World's Most Dangerous Sports
  • Quiz the Coach - Skateboard Injuries
  • Mick Hannah - Mountainbiker
  • More Extreme Sports
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    F996020468359

    Worst Kind of Board Accident? Vote

    • Boarding into traffic and hitting a truck.
    • Popping a tire and crashing into a tree.
    • Flying off a cliff and landing on rocks.

    related stories

    Sports in the forums

    I_lov3_myself
    what all tricks or stunts can you do with your rollers ;) ????????  :) ;) :hippie :D
    reply about 8 hours
    Braxton88
    Talladega Results: 1.) Timothy Peters #17 2.) Taylor Malsam #32 (Best Career Finish) 3.) Spencer Gallagher #23 (Best Career Finish) 4.) Tyler Reddick #19 5.) Ryan Blaney #29 POINTS: 1.) Matt Crafton #88 2.) Ryan Blaney #29 3.) Darrell Wallace Jr. #54 4.) Johnny Sauter #98 5.) Joey Coulter #21 (SURPRISE)
    reply 2 days
    Kirsteeeeen
    "ParadiseHeart" wrote: "11rainbow" wrote: you are braging  Haha I think so too. But good for you girl. There's nothing wrong with bragging about achievements. It's a happy thing and should be talked about. Also congrats to the OP. 
    reply 2 days
    ParadiseHeart
    "11rainbow" wrote:you are braging  Haha I think so too. But good for you girl.
    reply 2 days
    11rainbow
    11rainbow posted in Cheerleading:
    you are braging 
    reply 2 days

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    Big_icon_(7)

    Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

    Big_icon_(4)

    You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

    Big_icon_(6)

    The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

    Ow_fright_ad_100x100

    Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...