Also known as the Dirt or Grass board, a mountain board is generally to be found being ridden off-road, specifically down hills or other rough terrain. However, this crew of Swedish folks have proven to us that there are other thrills to be explored with the mountain board. For those that enjoy snowboarding, skateboarding and long boards, the mountain boards can prove to be just as much fun.
The most asked question when using a mountain board on the street is ‘how does one push or start the mountain board on a flat surface?’ Mountain Boarding UK can help out with a few suggestions on how to get started on it. One of the few suggestions they gave is the Skate start, great for those familiar with the skateboard.
Position your board so it´s facing the direction of your choice, put your front foot into the front binding and make sure it´s secure. Then give a few pushes along the ground with your back foot. Some people find it easier to push on the heel-side of their board, and some find it easier on the toe-side. The important thing to remember is that a mountain board is pretty wide and it´s easy to catch a wheel with your back foot. When you’ve gained enough speed by pushing, step your back foot onto the centre of the deck to get your balance before putting it into the bindings. This is a bit easier than trying to get your foot in the bindings straight from pushing. For more tips click here