Beginner's Guide to Surfskating

Surfskating brings the exhilarating feel of surfing to the pavement, making it perfect for surfers and skaters alike. Here’s a beginner's guide to get you started.

1. Choosing the Right Surfskate

To pick the right surfskate, it's crucial to understand the various technologies Flying Wheels offers.

For Beginners

STR : The ultra closed angle geometry of the front truck and superior quality urethane bushings allows extreme turning radius and increases kinetic pumping effect.

For Fluid Carving

Pendulum: Features a cubic torsion bushing for a smooth, predictable pendulum motion with a 60° turning radius. Ideal for fluid, predictable turns.

For Advanced Riders

Kinesis: Utilizes a torsion spring, allowing a 90° turning radius, ideal for tight turns and surf-like sensations. Perfect for those seeking high performance.

2. Getting Familiar with the Board

Basic Stance: Place your feet slightly apart, knees bent, and shoulders aligned with your feet.

Balance: Practice maintaining balance by gently rocking back and forth.

3. Learning Basic Movements

Pumping: Use your hips and shoulders to generate movement without pushing off the ground.

Carving: Lean your body and shift your weight from side to side to make smooth turns.

4. Regular Practice

Daily Practice: Spend at least 15 minutes a day practicing to improve quickly.
Advanced Techniques: Once comfortable, try more advanced tricks like the Shove-it or Kickturn.

5. Safety First

Protective Gear: Always wear a helmet, knee pads, and elbow pads to prevent injuries.

Choosing the Terrain: Practice on smooth, open surfaces to minimize the risk of falls.

Starting with surfskating can be a fun and rewarding experience. With the right equipment and regular practice, you can master this discipline and enjoy surf-like sensations on asphalt. Visit Flying Wheels Surfskate Collection to find the perfect surfskate for you.

junho 13, 2024