-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

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

Longboard RacingLongboard Racing

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

Longboarding TricksLongboarding Tricks

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.

 

Related Stories:
18 Comments

Related Stories

Micro_micro tony hawk shred
Practice and learn to skateboard without the bruises! Tony Hawk SHRED will get you ready for the ...
Micro_a micro
Tony Hawk might be the most famous “Tony” in the World, but he might have never even become famou...
Would you rather be carving on concrete than trying to pull off an impossible railslide? Then why...
F1161711070046

Do You Wear A Helmet When You Skate?

  • All the time.
  • Most of the time.
  • Only when I'm riding vert.
  • Never.

Sports In The Forums

unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
reply about 10 hours
rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
reply about 10 hours
angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
reply about 12 hours
angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
reply about 12 hours
angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
reply about 12 hours