SKATEPARK SKATING | ALL-ROUND
Skateparks are great places to skate. A safe place with ramps and obstacles you don’t normally see on the street. In some areas, it’s the only place where you can try out new obstacles and really push yourself.
It can be scary and intimidating for new riders. You probably saw those “skaters vs …” videos on YouTube and decided to stay away from the skatepark. You don’t want to get in people’s way or crash into them as they’re practicing their line. By following these guidelines, you’ll be able to feel safe at the park and push yourself in ways you never thought possible.
- WAIT IN LINE AND DON’T BE A “SNAKE
- BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS
- DON’T REST YOUR BOARD ON THE COPING IF YOU’RE NOT DROPPING IN
- TAKE TURNS ON THE MINI-RAMP
- “BOARD!” When You Hear this cover your head.
- WHEN IN DOUBT, COMMUNICATE
- DON’T BE MEAN OR RUDE TO THE KIDS
- DON’T SIT ON THE LEDGES
- CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF
If you skate in skate parks or merely want a multi-purpose board, you should consider an all-around setup. Different cover widths have different properties.
While narrow decks are good for flipping, wide boards offer more room to stand and land. You really need to decide for yourself what you value more.
For your all-around setup, mid or standard trucks work best. The medium-sized wheels between 52 mm and 56 mm can be chosen a bit softer to increase the grip on the skateparks’ usually very smooth floors.
Depending on what you want, you can install shocks or riser pads. When you begin practicing on ramps, wear protective clothing.
CHECKLIST FOR BEGINNERS OF SKATING ON THE SKATE PARK
Deck: From wide to narrow, there’s lots and lots of room for everyone.
AXLES: High or mid Cal 7 129mm Trucks with Wheels, Bearings, Hardware
CASTORS: 52 mm – 56 mm, ≥ 98A Spitfire Bighead
SHOCKPADS: are optional VanPro Trucks
MOUNTING KIT : short (7/8 ″ – 1 ″ | with shock pads accordingly longer)
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: suggested Helmet/Knee?Wrist Pads