Tower Running

Equipment

Helmet Padding Streetboard

Rules

There are no written or standardized rules for streetboarding, except those created specifically for individual competitions. There are however, certain restrictions on where streetboarders can ride.

Description

Streetboarding (sometimes spelled Street Boarding) is a sport where the riders feet are usually fixed to a street board using foot-straps. Riders can propel the board by moving their feet in and out in concurrence with their shoulders. The sport was originally called snake boarding because the board moves in a motion similar to that of a snake. Streetboarding is the sport of riding over pavement and performing tricks using a pivoting, skateboard-like deck. Unlike traditional skateboards, streetboards are propelled by a kind of locomotion created by moving the shoulders in conjunction with the legs and feet. Fluidity in movement and tricks is aided by straps, which connect the rider to the board.

History

Streetboarding originated with the invention of the snakeboard in 1989. This design was bought and improved in 1998 by Anderson Streetboards USA, who added a wider wooden center bar for improved stability and control. Though still not as popular as traditional skateboarding, streetboarding has grown significantly in the 21st century. Several competitions are currently held throughout the world, and many different manufacturers have begun designing boards.