Snowskates are a low-cost alternative to snowboarding. Snowskating is a technical sport and requires great balance and control.
Snowskating is similar to skateboarding and is oriented around tricks. Runs are generally short and use a course of rails and ramps.
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.
Snowskating is gaining popularity as an extreme sport. It is a fun alternative to skateboarding in winter climates.
Snowskating is dangerous and difficult to master. Snowskaters should wear a helmet and extra safety gear.
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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.