Skating is one of the world’s most interesting sports considering how creative and sometimes crazy the tricks and flips the pros pull off. These range from skating onto a ramp until vertical or grinding on a rail while pulling off flips. And seeing as they usually do these perfect tricks in public around a large croud or a special event, where do they prepare and train for these tricks? Why in their own backyard of course.
Every professional skater has his own little slice of heaven in his backyard, and this used to be pretty expensive and difficult to construct. But these days skaters of all scopes are getting their own ramps, skate rails and using their emptied pools as places to skate with their friends and try out stunts and tricks. When making your own miniature skate park there are some things to take into consideration.
Such as positioning of all the skate rails and ramps, seeing as to how you need a continuous path to do tricks and flips. And having an empty pool would serve perfectly for a very good half pipe, and the smooth surface makes it a great place for practice, because when you fall you’re rolling to the bottom making it as comfortable as a fall can be.
Which brings me to safety, having the proper safety equipment is necessary for keeping away from broken bones and bad lacerations. These consist of a helmet, and knee and arm pads to make sure your fall won’t go directly to your body. Also measuring your body’s weight and making sure the skate rails and ramps can support is is very important, becuase if it can’t support your weight it will break and might cause injury.
However there are many types and styles of rails and ramps that are capable of holding up an average human body, these are usually made of sturdy and durable steel plates and poles. And their installation is as simple as placing them where you want and screwing them into the ground, these kinds are the best to use for skate boards.
In closing, skate boarding is one of the most popular and skill based sports throughout Australia, and having your own practice area would help you train and prepare those difficult stunts and tricks that will shoot you straight into the professional leagues and maybe some day into the skating hall of fame.