Mountainboarding can be as “extreme” as you like, but it should always be safe. It´s better to not get hurt and be able to ride another day than do something that puts you out of action.
Here are some basic safety guidelines that´ll help to keep you riding:
- Always wear a helmet, wristguards, elbow pads, and knee pads. You can also get padded shorts, which are a great idea, and body armour too.
- Always ride within your limits. You know how fast you can go before you lose control, you know how big a jump you can handle. You are the best judge of what is safe for you. If you think you can´t do it, leave it for another day.
- Don´t ride alone. Even if you have no one to ride with, make sure there are people around in case you get hurt.
- Always tell someone where you are going and when you’ll be back.
- Always have a fully charged mobile phone with you.
- Check you board. Mountainboards get shaken around a lot when you´re riding and sometimes nuts and bolts can come loose. Make sure you give your board a regular check and fix anything that needs it.