- 07 November 2010 | Bodyboarding
Call it hoverboarding, airboarding or snow bodyboarding. The new thrilling winter sport is hitting the coldest countries of this world.
The enthusiasts have already proved there is a collection of great tricks to be challenged. So, airboarding was born in Europe. Joe Steiner, a Swiss inventor, designed it 10 years ago.
Although, it doesn't require a lot of equipment, there are safety procedures to be taken in consideration. If you are looking forward to try it, never forget a helmet and warm clothes.
Airboarders can reach 60 miles an hour. These bodyboarders of the snow ride a "board" made of light and extremely durable high-quality plastic covered textiles. Athletes steer by shifting their weight and brake by just turning the airboard at a 90° angle to the desired downhill direction.