Kw-logo-smaller

Mountainboarding - Extreme Outdoor Sports

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
  • 0 Comments

    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

    dcopperi1
    dcopperi1 posted in Hockey:
    this was me
    reply about 22 hours
    NeRdHiPpO16
    NeRdHiPpO16 posted in Hockey:
    Both sports are fun and I want to try hockey, but basketball is life. #ballislife #CHS #crashtheboards
    reply about 22 hours
    Gal_6_Gal
    Gal_6_Gal posted in Baseball:
    I love baseball. I'm on a team and my team mates and I play random. We are kind of like the kids on the Sandlot movies
    reply 1 day
    Nisya-
    YAAAAAAYYY
    reply 4 days
    Tayway4
    Patriots, eagles, ravens, Seahawks
    reply 6 days

    play online games