At Method Sports we make safety a priority, and you should too! Here are some tips to consider before you ride your Method Skateboard:
- Method Skateboards function the same as most traditional skateboards and longboards but are much more responsive. The ability to make tighter turns can also increase your potential to slide when cornering. Understand the limits of your Method Skateboard.
- Know your skating limits and ride appropriately. Be aware of your surroundings and be aware of people skating around you. Watch out for young and inexperienced riders.
- Always wear your safety gear when you ride. Always were a helmet, knee pads, wrist guards and elbow pads. Be aware that protective gear cannot and does not protect against all types of impact. You can still get seriously injured if you’re wearing protective gear. Always ride with caution.
- ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET. The helmet should fit properly (snug but not too tight) and have a chin strap (that you use). Make sure your helmet meets the standards set by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), or EN 1078 (European Standard).
- Never hitch a ride from a bike, car, truck or any moving vehicle.
- Make sure you know how to check, adjust and tune your Method Skateboard correctly. Check our website at www.MethodSkateboards.com for more detail.
- Give your Method Skateboard a full check each time before you ride it. Check deck, trucks and wheels for wear and tear. Check all nuts and bolts to make sure they are tight. Check your kingpin to make sure it is in good condition. Check you Kingpin Cap to make sure it is in place and flat head screws are tight.
- Make sure you know and observe all the traffic laws in the area you are riding. Before you attempt to ride in normal skateboard settings, be sure you know how to control your board safely by trying it in an open area away from traffic and streets.
- It is best to learn to fall without hurting yourself. You can practice falling on grass or other soft surfaces. When you do fall, avoid using your hands to stop. It is best to try to roll and minimize the impact energy. Remember to always protect your head.
- Know what to do in an emergency. Accidents can and do happen. You should always know what to do in an emergency. Be calm and don’t panic. Remember, you should call 911 for medical assistance if needed.