“Smart BOARDING” – Brief Article

Skateboarding is a lot of fun, but it can be dangerous if you don’t know how to protect yourself. Skateboarders should always:

* Stop when they are tired.

* Wear the proper protective pads, clothing, and helmet

* Check their boards for loose or broken parts before riding.

* Make sure the board is the proper size.

* Crouch, relax, tuck their arms to their bodies, and roll when they fall.

* Choose surfaces that are dry, smooth, and free of holes.

* Ride with a buddy.

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