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A Brief Guide to Longboarding & Its History

The importance of sports in life is beyond explanation. It is something that every people needs in their life, not only to keep themselves fit and active but to add more fun and excitement to the monotony of life. While there are a number of recognised sports can be found globally, but courageous sports like Longboarding has gained immense popularity worldwide.

Most of the features of Longboarding bear close resemblances to skateboarding. It is mid of the 2000s, when longboarding started making huge scenes and attract more people towards it. Longboarding uses a lengthened board, larger wheels and sometimes bigger trucks to and often includes high speed, free ride, skim and slalom.

Apart from these common facts, there are also some more interesting and less-known facts about longboarding which everyone should know. And here are some of them to look for:

    1. Longboard is the act of boarding on long skate-like boards. However, longboards are usually bigger in size than the skateboards.
  1. The origin of longboarding dates back 1965s. But the attractiveness for longboarding caught limelight in the 2000s.
  2. The idea of longboarding is believed to be originated from surfers in Hawaii.
  3. In the 1970s, longboarding was considered as a secretive sport with some home hobbyists.
  4. With the introduction of internet connected the sports communities with each other and then in the early of 2000, longboard started grabbing eyeballs globally.

4 Tips to Help Longboarding Beginners to Cruise around the City with Utmost Ease

Longboarding is enjoyable, energised, and audacious. If you own a longboard and a little bit of leisure time, then you can start practising this exciting game. There is no doubt that longboarding is a sport with lots of fun, but for beginners, it can be hazardous and overwhelming. In order to prevent any mishap and calamity, here is a small and handy guide which will be helpful for a beginner to cruising around in the city.

  1. Decide What Type Of Board You Are Looking For:

What do you want from your longboard? You want to travel around town or to hit the highest speed or to tear down big hills? Before buying any longboard, decide what you are looking for from the board and what type of longboard you are searching for. There are a number of longboards available in the market, each with different advantages and disadvantages. Make sure to understand all those pros and cons before paying for nay longboard.

  1. Buy Essential Protective Gears:

For longboarding, the longboard is not everything. You also need additional protective gears like a good-fitting helmet, Flat-bottomed Skateboarding shoes, Elbow pads, and Knee pads. By remaining padded up, you will stay protected during cruising on your town.

Learn Speed Control:

Mostly beginners afraid of speed while longboarding and it is also justified to some extent.  More speed means more risk of an accident. If you are a practised and trained longboarder, then never attempt high speed in your first trial.

  1. Have patience:

No one can become a longboard pro overnight so have patience and keep practising. The more patience you will have, the more proficient longboarder you will become.