Summertime is perfect for skate sessions. But what makes skateboarding so special? Why did you start skateboarding? Get a hint about the magic of skateboarding…

  1. Skateboarding for fitnessYes, skateboarding brings some dangers with it, if you think about falling and scraped knees or elbows, but skateboarding is also a training for your body. Skateboarding is just a different way of staying fit, it is perfect for your balance, which keeps your core strong. Furthermore it is also a good workout for the legs. Think of pumping your skateboard for a quite long distance when you are around all day.
  2. Skateboarding for making friendsIf you are out at a skatepark or at a skateshop, you will always find other skaters. It is easy to get in touch, because you share the same passion: skateboarding. It’s an easy way to start a conversation, doesn’t matter what age you are. Skateboarding together with a group of people is much more fun than cruising around alone.
  3. Skateboarding for increasing confidenceWhen you try one trick again and again, you are holding on for a long time, and then you finally land the trick, then you feel it – you feel special – and you realize you are able to do something what other people cannot – to hold on, to keep going, even when you would like to give up. You are able to push your own limits and get better. This is a confidence boost, this is a key to success. It sounds cheesy, but if you had this feeling once, you know how powerful it actually is.
  4. Skateboarding for having funOf course, there are a lot of reasons to go skateboarding, but never forget what it is actually about: having fun! Skateboarding is fun! It lightens the fire in you and keeps your passion going: having fun with your friends, landing new tricks, pushing your limit, boosting your confidence – all these reasons sum up having just fun. Never take skateboarding or yourself too serious – never forget about having fun and having a good time!

Triple 8, the US distributor of SmellWell and the leading brand of action sport protective gear, has a global team of top athletes including skaters Elliot Sloan, Mitchie Brusco, Pierre Luc Gagnon, Paul Luc Ronchetti and Kisa Nakamura. Make sure you follow on Instagram to be part of this contest week.

Did you know you also can use SmellWell for your skateboard shoes and gear? If not, try it out. Our ambassador Gnarly was convinced when he finally got rid of his smelly skateboard shoes and found a solution for fresh gear.