Even though nobody likes to talk or hear about it there are dangers when it comes to skimboarding so we`re going to talk about the dangers and how to prevent them or lessen the possibility.
There are several types of dangers that skimboarders can face on a daily basis. Skimboarding is increasing in popularity on a yearly basis especially inland skimming. Some uncommon injuries that have occurred while people are skimboarding are fractures and dislocations of the lower limbs. However lacerations, bruises and twisted ankles are among the most common injuries that boarders seem to get the most of. This happens mainly due to rocks, logs or other large objects that boarders may impact.
A study was conducted in Britain regarding the dangers of skimboarding and ended up concluding that most of the injuries were minor and needed no major surgeries or the person injured did not need to be rushed to the emergency room.
However some of the injuries that skimboarders sustain are injuries that happen over a long period of time. These include fractures, leg pains and shin splints. These can easily be avoided by stretching every time before and after you go skimboarding or any type of boarding for that matter.
Some ways to avoid serious injury especially when you`re inland skimming is to look at your surroundings before you first start skimming. Look for obstacles that may be a threat to you if you happen to lose control, wipe out and hit the object. Pay close attention to rocks, logs, fences, trees and shallow water. Move these obstacles if you can to avoid hitting them or even change your location altogether so you can skimboard for years to come.