Commuting By Skateboard

Published: 19th November 2009
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First off, a skateboard is fun! Walking is pretty fun, but weaving through a crowd of people on a piece of wood strapped to wheels is seriously exhilarating. There's nothing quite like it.

A skateboard is also a green way to commute. The only thing required to get a skateboard moving is yourself. Since it requires no fuel and doesn't pollute the environment, it's much better than other alternatives.

The only reason a skateboard wouldn't be green is that the creation of a skateboard ends the life of a tree. Most people don't think this is such a big deal. The skateboard will last a very long time, and some companies have begun planting trees to make up for the ones they cut down. It's all good in the end.

Commuting with a skateboard is also incredibly easy. There's a small learning curve that you have to beat, but it's well worth it. When it's all said and done, you can just strap on a helmet and go.

A lot of people like how you can ride a hill when you get tired of pushing. Just find a gnarly looking hill and shred it up! There's nothing quite like the feeling of screaming down a hill on a little piece of wood. It's exciting.

If hills aren't your thing and you still don't want to push, then try skitching. Skitching is when a skateboarder grabs on to the back of a car, or a bus, or anything else that moves. It's a free trip, but skitching has killed people in the past.

If you feel like skitching, it would be dumb to try it on a main street or road. It's also a bad idea to try and skitch on the back of a car if they don't know you're doing it. If you decide to skitch anyway, try to keep your speed down, and let go if you feel speed wobble.

Skateboarding is also great if you're a student. Many universities have banned skateboarding, but a few haven't. Skating on campus is a great thing to do.

You'll find that skating on campus is great because it helps you get to class on time. You also avoid fighting for a spot in the parking lot. If you live close to campus, you could commute to the actual campus, and avoid traffic in the process.

If you are out of shape, skating can be a great form of exercise. Skateboarding long distances is a real work out. It wouldn't surprise me if a person were able to substitute long distance skating for running. Just don't be lazy and only skate downhill!

You know now how useful a skateboard can be when it comes to commuting. If you don't already have one, get one. For what you receive, a skateboard is relatively cheap. They also last a long time. Don't forget to wear your safety gear; but most of all, have fun!

The Author has been a skater for quite a long time. He enjoys longboarding, trickboarding, and everything in the middle. If you're looking for an online skateboard shop after reading this article, feel free to check out

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