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Longboarding

Screaming down your back alley on a longboard can satisfy your need for speed… but it can also be kind of dangerous. Longboarding is an extremely fast sport and if you’re getting into the action, you’ve got to learn how to take care.


Need for Speed

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Longboards are built for speed and racing. More and more racing competitions are popping up all over the world so be sure to expect longboarding to join the events at the X Games in the near future.

 

Serious Safety

Since longboards are designed for speed and most athletes are racing on the streets, it’s really important to think about safety. The school of riding in Vancouver BC is a great example of how pro longboarders, such as Dan Pape, teach kids how to progess in the sport with control and cautioning the dangers of the road.

 



Interest for Innovation

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Longboarding is still a fresh sport so that means there is a lot of room for innovation. There are a few tricks (slides, carves, manuals) that boarders are trying, but we’re all still waiting for a Tony Hawk to pop into the scene with a bag full of new tricks… you could be that boarder!

 



Paranoid Parents

Longboarding is a great sport to try when you are really young. Kids are jumping into the scene as early as 7 and 8 years old… young enough to scare any over-protective parent into a full on state of paranoia. But with the proper training and equipment, it’s just like any other extreme sport.

 

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LUCYQWERTY123
well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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1PhanTrash
It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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1PhanTrash
"Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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Wolf74
Wolf74 posted in Dance:
use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki
Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
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