How to Stikboard
Where can I get plastic
Garden mesh is simply a sturdy plastic mesh that you lay down on any
surface you want to stikboard upon. You can buy it at all
leading hardware and garden outlets.
The mesh simply helps the Stikboard glide and gives you more
speed... plus reduces wear on the bottom surface of the board.
Add some candle wax to the mesh and you're in for a real
When you consider that you can only skateboard where there's
concrete or ramps, snowboards need snow and a wakeboard needs
water (and a boat)... then the mesh is a fantastic way to create
your own surface wherever you want it. Just roll it down a hill,
insert a ramp and you'll be flying!
is easy once you know how
Besides having the ability to be used as a
snowboard, wakeboard or grass/sand surfing, the best way to use your
Stikboard is to lay down some cheap garden mesh from your local hardware
The mesh gives you the ability to turn just about any surface or area
into your own skate park. Here’s how you get started:
(Click on the images below to see a
Step 1: Roll
out the mesh
Find a suitable area to Stikboard particular a hilly and grassy area as
demonstrated in the picture. Make sure you don’t forget to bring all
your Stikboarding gear. (Don’t forget the wax)
Set the mesh up at the top of the hill or area you are Stikboarding and
gradually unroll the mesh. Once you have found a suitable area to
Stikboard roll out your mesh perfectly flat, make sure there are no
rocks or sharp objects near your mesh which may injure you.
Step 2: Wax the mesh for added speed, thrills and
Waxing your mesh is a good idea and we do recommend it. If you’re a
beginner you may want to think twice about using wax straight away.
Step 3: The Run-Up…
Set your board up at the start of the mesh and make sure there is nobody
standing in your path. Make sure the board is directly front on and
facing the end of your path. This will eventually start to give you
Take a few steps back to produce a run up. We normally recommend at
least 1 metre of run up room some may prefer long or less its up to the
Step 4: The Landing…
Practice landing smoothly on the board - this is great training for
perfecting nailing air-moves in skateboarding and snowboarding - take it
easy at first because even a small run-up will have you moving quite
quickly (imagine what a looooonnng run-up would do).
Putting pressure on different parts of the board causes it to turn,
slide, speed up, and slow down.
Now you now know how to Stikboard… so give it a go and have some fun!