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Strapless Overview: Wakeskate and Skim

Apr 9, 2010

Author: Shane Thompson

The wakeskate scene has expanded this season with a couple of companies producing wakeskate models. These low-cost strapless alternative sticks are fun to play around with in flatwater and lighter wind conditions and if your Jason Ston and Andre Phillip, when it's really windy. The wakeskate is ridden strapless, usually with some shoes that help the rider pop the board out of the water in Ollies, Kickflips and grabbed jumps. Some talented wakeskaters are even hitting sliders and kickers on their skates. Be sure to check out the wakeskate article with Andre Phillip and Jason Stone in this issue. The skim board phenomenon is also being adopted by several kite companies, as an alternative light wind strapless pastime. The skim board has no fins and planes up really quickly in light winds. They are great for practicing strapless kiteboard skills, on the water handle passes, jumping strapless and generally carry their own unique style. The skim board can also be a useful tool for a playful session in light winds with a some beach break.

Be sure to check out the individual reviews of the Cabrinha Wakeskate, Liquid Force Twin Skim, and Airush Skim.



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