So far this month we have featured Brad Domke and his mind-blowing tow in Skimboarding and some footage of skimming at The Wedge in Newport California. Today we are going to feature another branch of the sport known as Flatland Skimboarding. This division of the sport is much more akin to Skateboarding and features many of the same tricks.
Flatland Skimboarding uses river estuaries, lakes and tidal flats and like Skateboarding the rider uses a variety of objects to enhance the experience. Using boxes, rails and any other obstacle they can find, the Skimmer performs board slides, ollies, shove-its and spins whilst travelling on a small film of water.
To give you an idea of the sport of Flatland Skimboarding we have embedded a couple of videos below to demonstrate the sport. The first features a stunning rider called Lexi Hutchings who proves that Flatlanding is not just for the boys and shows Lexi giving it her all and taking some pretty hard knocks all whilst in her bikini!
The second video shows a mix of riding from Blake Zimmerman and Friedrich Fluh who entertain with a series of slides, ollies and kick flips. As you watch, imagine how many toe stubs and shin scrapes all these riders must have to go through to get that good and let us know what you think of this style of Skimboarding.