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    How Do Snowskates Work?
    Snowskates are basically skateboards designed to ride on snow. The snowskate is a skateboard deck with a grooved bottom that can track on the snow. Some snowskate boards also have ski rails on the bottom.
     

    Significance

    Snowskates are a low-cost alternative to snowboarding. Snowskating is a technical sport and requires great balance and control.

     
     

    Function

    Snowskating is similar to skateboarding and is oriented around tricks. Runs are generally short and use a course of rails and ramps.

    Types

    Snowskates have a flat skateboard deck and do not use bindings. The skater is not connected to the board. Smooth-bottomed boards are used for speed, while rough-textured boards are used for control. Boards built with tracks are best used on straight runs.

    Benefits

    Snowskating is gaining popularity as an extreme sport. It is a fun alternative to skateboarding in winter climates.

    Warning

    Snowskating is dangerous and difficult to master. Snowskaters should wear a helmet and extra safety gear.

     

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    Article Written By Zach Lazzari

    Zach Lazzari is an outdoor writing specialist. He has experience in website writing as well as standard newspaper writing. He wrote an outdoor column for the Silver World in Lake City, Colo., and articles for Colorado-mountain-adventure.com. Lazzari is currently completing his bachelor's degree online through Arizona State University and lives in southwest Montana.

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