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Is it worth learning to skateboard?

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If you are thinking to get out there and electric longboard skate but are a bit on the fence, worry no more. Skateboarding is a wonderful workout and you’ll meet many friends along the way. It’s actually not as hard as it appears, is healthy for your mental state and feels satisfying. Here are 20 reasons why you should start skateboarding!

If I could travel back in time and meet my younger self I would praise him for deciding to start skating. I made many friends back then and we had a large group of people skateboarding every day. We exchanged everything on our troubled adolescent thoughts and I still see many of them after 20 years. In fact, every year we have a reunion when we go skate and visit the pub to reminisce stories later.

Skateboard buddies are the finest ones you can have (with a few exceptions) and they stay friends for life, even if you don’t see each other for years.

2. It’s reasonably cheap \sskateboard at a skatepark

Skateboards aren’t particularly pricey compared to other sports, it’s equivalent going to the gym and paying for a subscription. Even when you shatter decks and tear your shoes, it’s still a lot economical compared to other sports. When I look at my mountain bike components and compare those to skating, it’s dirt inexpensive.

Of course, depending on the gear you buy and how frequently you break a deck expenditures may vary. Wheels and trucks may last for years and you can purchase a solid full starter skateboard for roughly 70 dollars.

3. Go anytime you like

Depending on the weather you can go skating anytime you wish. You don’t have to travel someplace (unless you’re visiting a secluded park), you can just take your board and go. When the weather is terrible you always have the option to attend an indoor park or skate inside your or a friends garage.

4. Healthy exercise

Skateboarding is a terrific activity. You burn a tonne of calories and may keep going for hours. Skateboarding makes your legs and core stronger. Your dominant leg could develop a bit muscular compared to your other leg. Skateboarding may be an alternative for exercise and pushing yourself can considerably enhance your general health and fitness.

5. It’s not as scary like people assume

Skateboarding isn’t harmful at all. This misunderstanding has to do with the early days of skateboarding when the technology wasn’t quite up to par as of where we are today. Bad gear breaks and leads to harm and that happened a lot back then. It’s actually a pretty safe sport compared to others and scientific studies corroborate this.

Basketball or football is far more harmful when you look at the statistics. Just don’t try anything you aren’t ready for and skate according to your level. Most of the injuries have to do with doing something above your ability level. Slowly build up and work your way towards stunts.

6. Great for commuting

A skateboard is an excellent mode of mobility. They aren’t bulky and can be taken about effortlessly. Just riding a skateboard for commuting help you learn to balance and if you’re comfortable you may go on to more sophisticated tasks. Just leaping curbs and cruising the streets or is enjoyable.

7. It’s for all ages

Old skateboarders in a skatepark

Skateboarding is for all ages and not only for youngsters. I know folks that started skateboarding in their 30’s and become really proficient. Sure it takes a bit more effort when you’re older but anyone can learn how to skateboard. I see elderly and younger skateboarders enjoying their hobby together, age doesn’t really matter.

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