Seeing my little toddler growing in front of my eyes was a real challenge. The days are simply skipping away and after a couple of years, you see him all transformed into a beautiful swan ready to face the challenges of life. But it was not always easy to raise a rebellious teenager, especially when he wanted to experiment with different street sports like skateboarding. Oh my, what a stress I was going through trying to tell him that he has to be extremely careful not to get hurt. I remember one day I went to wait for him in front of the school and wanting to fit with his company he asked me if I could buy him a skateboard. Of course I agreed, but only under one condition, I told him: ”I will buy you what you want if you promise me to take care of yourself while riding it?” And we made a deal. We went home and purchased one from a reputable online skateshop. We were surprised to see what other things can be purchased from a well-equipped skateshop, from high-quality skateboards, caps, T-shirts to spare wheels and other small yet significant accessories.
What safety tips you should take in consideration when you or your teenager are going on a skateboard ride:
- Learn fast and ride slow
This is of paramount importance. Every beginner has to know how to keep a balance when riding a skateboard. The chances for you to get hurt and to finish in an emergency room are not excluded. You can get seriously injured and unable yourself to ride this tricky four-wheeled vehicle for a long period. If you like adventures and performing tricks are your best attributes then be very careful because you are more likely to get severe scars and scratches or deep wounds.
- Arm yourself with the right shield
That is essential. Why? If you love yourself but still want to entertain on your skateboard, you MUST arm yourself with the right equipment that will minor the eventual harmful consequences. Purchase a helmet, gloves, a knee and elbow protection gear, a right outfit to help you keep up the balance of your course, and indeed a quality made skateboards (consider buying boards made of Maple wood ) that feature wheels made of polyurethane (wheels' design is optional).
- Ride your new “four-wheeled toy” somewhere safe
The place where you ride your skateboard is also a significant factor that can protect you from additional yet harsh injuries. Today varieties are countless. Skate parks are wonderful places to experiment all the tricks you have learned, to join forces and have fun riding on your skateboard with other passionate skateboarders. Are you familiar with riding skateboards in empty pools? If that challenge is what your adrenaline leads you towards, then make sure first to get a permission for use and familiarize yourself with the poll's surface before you jump into an action.
“Riding a skateboard doesn't make you a skateboarder. Being unable to stop riding a skateboard is what makes you a skateboarder- Lance Mountain”!
Get inspired, protect yourself and keep up the good work!