The Growing Popularity of Longboarding

Longboarding is a sport that is growing in popularity. The board used to longboard is a stylistic and functional melding of the surf and skate board. Developed on the West Coast more than 50 years ago, longboarding has been around for some time. However, it is only recently that it is seemingly exploding in certain regions of the United States. It has become especially popular on college campuses. Many students are opting to travel to class via a longboard rather then the traditional, campus favorite, the bike.

Individuals that ride the longboard report feeling a sensation that is similar to surfing, even though they are riding on a hard surface. This is at least true when a person is riding the board just right. Successful riders are those that have a good sense of balance and control.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});