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Matt Sefton

Forest skating

Skate where no man has skated before.


(Image by 2HeadedHorse)

A forest doesn't seem like the ultimate skatespot, but if you're creative you can find ways to skate everywhere. And skating where no one has skated before can give quite a kick!

I have to warn you though, only use an old board because this will mess up basically every part, especially bearings and griptape.


(Image by Reece Leung)

The biggest issue with skating in forests is surely the ground. If the ground is hard and dry, it can be possible to skate it, but this is almost never the case. But put some plywood on any surface and it becomes skateable. You won't need that much, just enough to get you rolling.

After that, just use what nature gives you. Find a broken tree and put it on a slope so you can easily grind down it without needing lots of speed.


(Image by herbpunk)

Try to wallride a tree, drop from a rock or ollie a little forest stream?

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_Tyler_
_Tyler_
good idea, sounds pretty sketchy though

7 April 2009 at 01:13

good idea, sounds pretty sketchy though
Element_Skaterboi
Element_Skate
sounds fun you should post a video of it

16 April 2009 at 12:08

sounds fun you should post a video of it
jonno
jonno
you should try (if possible) finding a creek with a low tree going from one end to the other and use a kicker to reach it and boardslide it fair enough it would be scetchy but it would look awesome (Y)

19 April 2009 at 15:42

you should try (if possible) finding a creek with a low tree going from one end to the other and use a kicker to reach it and boardslide it fair enough it would be scetchy but it would look awesome
moishe
moishe
dat sounds gr8 fun i gonna go outside right now :P

26 April 2009 at 13:31

dat sounds gr8 fun i gonna go outside right now
laurie
laurie
yeah! that's awesome.. great picture too

29 May 2009 at 01:53

yeah! that's awesome..

great picture too
snap
snap
i live in the forest so i can do that :D thanks :D

29 June 2009 at 13:27

i live in the forest so i can do that thanks
constatine01
constatine01
you should make a video of you doing that kind of stuff

28 July 2009 at 21:28

you should make a video of you doing that kind of stuff

TREANNATOR789
TREANNATOR789
Good Idea!!!!!! It sounds really fun.

9 August 2009 at 22:46

Good Idea!!!!!! It sounds really fun.
skillmaster119
skillmaster11
my friend has a 20 foot peice of wood and a huge hill we set that up and put weatght on it so its like a half pipe and the next day we had a half pipe and i never skated vert and i landed 1rst try

12 September 2009 at 09:43

my friend has a 20 foot peice of wood and a huge hill we set that up and put weatght on it so its like a half pipe and the next day we had a half pipe and i never skated vert and i landed 1rst try
tigerfan1
tigerfan1
sweet, when i go 2 my cousin's house, i get sooooo bored, i have to try it ;)

22 November 2009 at 18:44

sweet, when i go 2 my cousin's house, i get sooooo bored, i have to try it

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