Do Not Kill Yourself On A Wave Board

Safety is an important part of any extreme sport. Riding safe and riding smart go hand in hand. You enjoy the wave board, but if you fall and crack your head open because you think a helmet looks goofy, you can no longer enjoy riding for quite some time. Safely riding the wave board is no different then enjoying any other extreme sport in a safe and fun way, it really comes down to common sense. Learn how to ride the board comfortably before attempting any crazy tricks or ramps, wear the necessary safety equipment, especially a helmet, and take it slow, do not rush do try something that is out of your skill level.

If you are a beginner on the wave board the best way to learn is have a friend who can help you balance while you get the feel of the board. This way if you fall your buddy will be there to stop you from hitting the pavement. Also starting on a very slight decline, this helps keep the wave board moving and allows you to balance much better. Once you get the hang of it you can start attempting some tricks. This is when wearing a helmet and other protective pads become the most important. Helmets and pads are just as important when learning to ride, but attempting new tricks brings more risk of falling. Let us face it; falling is a huge part of extreme sports. The risk of biting the dust, getting hurt, getting back up and trying the trick again over and over is what it is all about.

Safety is not about not getting hurt, it is about minimizing the injury so you can jump back up on your wave board and go for it again. If you hit the pavement with your head and you have a helmet on 9.9 times out of 10 you are jumping back up on your wave board with a little headache and trying the trick again. In that same scenario if you do not have a helmet on 9.9 times out of 10 you are headed to the hospital or at the very least your done riding the wave board for quite some time. When you are riding the wave board, do not try to ride way out of your skill level.

You always want to be stretching your abilities and trying new tricks, but that is not what I am talking about. The key is to take your tricks step by step. If you have never dropped in on a ramp before, it is not the best idea to drop in from ten feet your first time. Start on a two or a three foot ramp, gain some confidence and work your way up. Its best not to try and bust out a kick flip before you can ollie. The chances of breaking your ankle increase without the skill and balance you gain from learning the ollie first. So ride safe by having a friend help you learn, wear the protective gear, and learn your tricks one step at a time. All in all riding is about having fun, safety is about minimizing injury so you can ride longer and ride stronger. Most importantly have fun on your wave board, and be safe while doing it.

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Ripstick and the wave board can both hurt you if you do not ride save and smart. Its always good to wear pads and always wear helmets, whether you are riding caster boards or rskateboards.

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