Skateboarding and Waveboarding are basically two sides of the same coin. They are pretty similar to each other yet very different. The entire cult of skateboarding/ waveboarding is not just a sport but a culture, an art form and a lifestyle. Skateboarding has developed as a youth subculture that emphasizes creativity and individuality.
To start with the composition of a skateboard, it is made up of three main components: a deck, trucks and wheels. The deck is the part of the board that you stand on. Trucks are the T-shaped axles attached to the front and rear of the board. In addition to allowing wheels to spin, trucks give skateboarders the ability to turn. While one foot remains on the board, the other one is used to push the board.
Three of the most fundamental skateboarding moves are the kickturn, the ollie, and the grind.
A kickturn is accomplished when the rider pushes down on the kicktail, lifting the front wheels off the ground and spinning the rear wheels.
Hands-free aerial, known as the ollie is one of the most important tricks in contemporary skateboarding.
A grind involves riding with the trucks against the edge or top of an object.
Skateboarding has expanded from its predominant form of recreation into a recognizable form of transportation. Skateboards are an ideal form of transportation for trips that are too far to walk, but too close to justify getting on a bicycle or into a motor vehicle.
Experience a whole new kind of gliding with the waveboard! This unusual-looking skateboard can take you wherever you want to go without you even having to put a foot on the floor.
The waveboard is an original skateboard on its own because it only has two wheels. This lets you achieve completely different things to what one would achieve on a classic skateboard or even on a longboard or cruiser.
Waveboards are great for beginners. Also known as a caster board, the waveboard is composed of two separate, articulated decks that let you create an undulating movement. It rotates in the middle to make the wave motion happen. The two wheels can also turn 360°. The technique for riding a waveboard is slightly different because you can move forwards without putting your foot on the floor. It’s all about using your heels and toes to create the right movement to propel you forwards.