Skateboarders can learn how to skate in snow to avoid retiring their skateboards during the snowy winter months.
- Wear the Right Shoes for Skating in Snow. Quality skate shoes always come in handy for skaters, but they will be even more important if you plan on learning how to skateboard in snow. Choose skate shoes made out of materials or treated to block water, snow and slush. DC makes excellent skate shoes which are treated specifically to last years through many elements such as snow and rain.
- Use Snow Decks or Snow Skates. If the ground is covered completely by snow, the wheels on your skate board may have a hard time turning and may even slip. Instead of avoiding the snow, you can learn how to skateboard in snow by converting your wheels with snow skates or snow decks. Snow skates are similar to mini snowboards, but with no bindings. Using snow skates is like using a skateboard without trucks. Additionally, snow decks are similar but contain trucks with mini-snowboards bolted on the bottom. Both concepts are still fairly new and while not exactly the same as skateboarding, you can enjoy a similar ride.
- Skateboard Indoors While Snowing. If you have to get some skating in and converting your skateboard to use snow decks or snow skates does not work for skating in snow, you may have to skateboard indoors while it's snowing outside. Indoor skate parks become popular during the winter months and snowy seasons. If a skate park is out of your reach, skate around the car garage or a neighbor’s if you do not have one.
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