How Do Snowskates Work?

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.

 

Resources

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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