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Wakeskates

Imagine popping an ollie or riding a rail on water! Kidzworld checks out the boards, shoes and other gear you need to start wakeskating.

Wakeskating - What Is It?

Wakeskating is a cool combo of wakeboarding and skateboarding. Wakeskaters ride on a wakeskate while being towed behind a boat. The main difference between wakeboarding and wakeskating is that there are no bindings on a wakeskate. Riders wear shoes and balance on the board in much the same way as a skateboarder rides. Because there are no bindings on a wakeskate, the sport is much more difficult to learn than wakeboarding. Just like skateboarding, the most important trick to learn on a wakeskate is the ollie.

Wakeskating - The Skates

Wakeskates are slightly smaller than a wakeboard and are made out of either wood or a lightweight foam. The wood skates tend to have a better feel while the foam ones are lighter. The surface of a wakeskate also comes in two varieties - grip tape or foam. Foam is probably a better choice if you're new to the sport, as your less likely to get serious scrapes on your feet on a foam surface. You can also get a wakeskate that is either flat or concave (slightly curved). A concave skate is better for doing tricks but if you're just starting out, you're better off getting a flat board which is easier to control and balance on.

Wakeskating - The Shoes

You can pretty much wear any pair of sneakers for wakeskating - but you're better off wearing something that's lightweight, which won't hold a lot of water. There are a few pairs of specially designed wakeskate shoes on the market but they're hard to find since wakeskating is still a pretty new 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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