About the Sport

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Frequently Asked Questions About Streetboarding
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Q. What is Streetboarding?
A. Let’s just say that it is not skateboarding, not snowboarding, not surfing, not Snakeboarding, not anything. Streetboarding is Streetboarding, plain and simple.

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Q. How do I move?

Q. How does a Streetboard move?
A. The term used to describe the movement of a Streetboard is called nonholonomic locomotion. Pronouncing the name is somewhat difficult; describing the equations that make it move are even harder. What’s important to know is that a streetboard can be propelled anywhere (even uphill) without ever taking your foot off the board.

Q. How long does it take to learn how to go?
A. Some people learn in just a few minutes while others take hours or even days, depending on how much time they spend on the board. The best advice is to be patient and watch the video in the About The Sport section on this website. Everyone learns how to do it. The more focused, determined and persistent you are, the faster you will learn.

Q. How do you stop?
A. If you are not using bindings on your streetboard, you can simply step off the board when you feel off balance or have too much speed. If you are riding with bindings, you can either start doing very hard carves back and forth to slow yourself down or you can learn how to slide. Sliding takes practice, but it is the easiest and quickest way to stop.

Q. Should I use bindings?
A. This is up to the individual streetboarder. Some prefer to cruise the flat ground while others like the more advanced side of the sport. If you are cruising down to get a drink or check the waves, un-strapped will probably work for you depending on the type of board you have. If you want to be able to go up and down curbs, skate parks, handrails, stairs, etc. you will need to attach bindings to your board and strap in.

Q. Do I need to use bindings?
A. Depending on the type of Streetboard it may or may not be necessary. If you have any doubt contact the manufacturer or retailer first before buying.