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Do you want to fly? Don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend on a plane? Then try the new sport on the block: ropeboarding.

Ropeboarding is a blossoming new international sport. Notable groups are Brock Ropeboarding, Fly High Ropeboarding, Adrenaline Ropeboarding, and many more. It originated in Kitchener, Ontario thanks to the Brock Ropeboarding group. Tricks that you can do are similar to skateboarding tricks. Many exist but new ones are being thought up constantly. A few weeks ago, one of my friends did a handstand on the ropeboard (of course, she's a gymnast). It provides for hours of fun with friends, a place for your creativity, and an ab workout that you will feel after your first day. Jump on for a thrill!

This is our ropeboarding video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLm2bXhtjQo
 
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Step 1: Getting the Supplies

For your own ropeboard, you will need several supplies. These include:

Skateboard
Wakeboarding Handle
Rope (Recommended for at least 300 lbs.)
A Climbing Carabiner
A Tree
Scissors
Duct Tape
Screwdriver
Drill
Tape Measure
A basic understanding of knots

Step 2: Preparing the Board

To begin, take the wheels and everything off of the bottom of the skateboard. It should be easy to just unscrew them from the top of the board.

Next, find the middle of the board and mark it. Measure it lengthwise and widthwise then divide each of those numbers by 2 to find the middle in each direction. Mark it here.

Drill out a hole here about the diameter of your rope. You can also paint it if you want.

Your board is now primed for ropeboarding.

Step 3: Preparing the Rope

Picture of Preparing the Rope
Get your rope and tie a bowline in one end. This will be the end attached to the tree. Wrap the bowline in duct tape. Duct tape down the rope about 1-2 feet. This will prevent fraying that could result in injury or death.

Do not cut anything else just yet.
rownhunt5 years ago
Speedmite5 years ago
Dont exactly get fully what you are doing except its crazy. Jumping out of trees with bowlines. Whats next?
DUDE.....I've been doing this since I was 12! I thought I was the only one that did this!

The real adrenaline rush comes when you jump out of a 20' tree, try to do a tail grab with out a handle, and u start hurtling tword the ground.

"i wonder how painful this could get if you didn't have a handle to hold on to"

VERY

use6065 years ago
dude that is awesome except if you fell that would hurt like a @#$!.
ItsTheHobbs5 years ago
These are so much fun!
the_mad_man5 years ago
i wonder how painful this could get if you didn't have a handle to hold on to
sardines4545 years ago
This looks awesome! 'Cept I don't have any trees where I could do this. Still, thanks for introducing me to ropeboarding. Much appreciated.
I would suggest you tell us a little more about what ropeboarding is at the beginning.