Some tips for skateboarding safely
#Safe Skateboarding Gear:
Choose the skateboard that's right for your style or activity (for example slalom, freestyle, and speed). Before heading out to skate, you need:
1. a helmet that fits well. It should be a multi-sport helmet or one specifically meant for skateboarding. Don't ride a skateboard without a helmet. wrist guards to support the wrist during falls
2. knee pads and elbow pads
3. closed-toe shoes that have soles that don't slip
4. goggles or shatterproof glasses Safe Places to Ride:
To prevent injuries, it is very important that riders choose safe places to ride. All surfaces should be checked before riding on them. Skateboard only on surfaces that are smooth without cracks or debris, like garbage or sticks.
#Other safety rules:
1. Never ride in the congested street.
2. Never skateboard in wet weather.
3. When learning to ride, try out skateboarding on a smooth driveway that's away from all traffic, the beginner section of a skate park, or a parking lot that's not being used.
4. At skate parks, obey all rules. Stop and look before entering skateboarding areas.
5. Do not skateboard in crowded areas.
6. One person on a skateboard at a time.
7. Never hitch a ride from a bicycle, car, truck, bus, or other vehicle.
8. Don't wear headphones while skateboarding.