Theory: skate etiquette 101

Like any sport there are rules of behavior and etiquette to ensure everyone stays safe and has a good time. So when you visit a skatepark, whether it be the one in your backyard, or a new park you get to go skate, these rules are followed by skaters everywhere

Rule 1: Proper Skate Gear! – Most importantly, always protect your head! Wear your helmet and skate pads should be worn until you become more experienced. Proper skate shoes are a worthy investment, and wear appropriate clothing.


Rule 2: Choosing where to skate. – Make sure the surface you are skating on is smooth and free of large rocks and debris. Skate parks are a great options, but it is important to bring your skate etiquette.

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Rule 3: Learn how to fall properly. – Staying low to the ground, and never breaking a fall with your joints locked. Try to take the fall on the fleshy rafts of your body. I little road rash is much better than broken bones, or even worse broken teeth.

Rule 4: Wait your turn! – Sharing is caring, and just as we share waves, we want to share runs through the skate park.

Rule 5: Pedestrians have the right of way. – This means when a person is on foot, whether they lost there board or running to get to another section of the park, you as the skater must yield!

Rule 6: Notify when on the fly. – Whether it’s a loose skateboard or a skater themselves, make sure to give fellow skaters a hoot or holler, or shout “board” if your skateboard decides to continue on with out you

Rule 7: Again sharing is caring. – If you find a certain part of the park more enjoyable than other features, make sure you are properly rotating through skaters. And consider when the park is less crowded to branch out and try different parts of the park. It’s all about learning and having fun!


Rule 8: Be aware of where you decide to sit and rest. – Sit and rest outside of the skate zone

Rule 9:  Always keep track of your personal belongings. – If you can’t figure that one out, you probably shouldn’t bring your personal belongs anywhere you go.

Rule 10: Skate within your ability level. – Practice the tricks you know and want to learn and get good at them! Then slowly and gradually build on your foundations. With more technical tricks the greater the chance and risk of injury, so make sure you weigh all of your risks before trying new tricks.

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