is freestyle – performing jumps and tricks over ramps, more in the style of traditional skateboarders.
All Terrain Boarding is among the fastest growing of the extreme sports, with in excess of one million participants worldwide. There are many all terrain board courses around the country and often outdoor activity centres will have an area specifically designed with the sport in mind. As its popularity continues to grow in the UK, with in the region of 6000 people taking part, designated areas should become even more abundant.
The mountain board itself shares a similar visual appearance to a snowboard, with bindings to keep your feet in place which are attached to the board. However, the deck is shorter overall than a snowboard and has four wheels, with their size dependent on type of riding undertaken. Generally a downhiller will use larger wheels than a freestyler.
To be part of the action you’ll also need some basic kit in addition to your all terrain board.
It’s recommended you wear body armour (as a downhill mountain biker would), gloves to protect your hands and a helmet, as falls are virtually impossible to avoid.
To take part in All-Terrain Boarding in Devon contact a local adventure centre, where you can use your own kit, or hire a board and protective clothing.