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|[ Flatland skimboard ]
Flatland skimboarding is an extreme sport using a wooden board about three times as wide as a skateboard and one and a half times as long.The board is thrown across a thin film of water.While the board is still moving the rider jumps on and skims across the water to do what ever tricks he or she can imagine.
[ History ]
Skimboarding has been around since the 1920s lifeguards from Laguna Beach used large plywood disks to skim the wavebreaks. Skimboarding has evolved since then; influenced greatly by the surfing industry. Spreading from the wavebreaks of the west coast, inland to tide flats, rivers, and lakes. Flatland or Inland skimboarding has grown using other influences like snowboarding and skateboarding, incorporating rails and jumps into everyday sessions. Skimboarding is a fun and exciting sport for people of all ages.
[ Differences from other Boardsports ]
Flatland skimboarding can be done in almost every region of the world as it only requires a shallow pool of water which can be found in oceans lakes and even flooded fields. Riding rails in flatland skimming is unique in that you can combine snowboarding and skateboarding tricks into one. Without trucks to prevent the rider from spinning creates many variations and combinations of tricks when combining it with the non-binding skateboard tricks such as big-spins and pop shuv-its.