5 Ways to Beat the Heat While Skating

2. Find shade



Nothing adds insult to injury on a hot and humid summer day than being in the direct sunlight, too. It’ll heat your gear and water up, roast your skin, and wear you out quicker than you’d expect — all things I like to avoid when skateboarding. Avoiding direct sunlight by taking cover under shade, as well as using hats, sunglasses and sun screen will keep you from getting some of the muscle fatigue, dehydration, and dizziness from heat illness. Find a nice big tree casting some shade with some grass nearby to get off the hot pavement and chill there between runs.

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  1. Other cooling tips are:
    6. Wear lighter colors While everyone wants to rock their new black AC/DC concert T-shirt, a better idea might be to take a cue from the Plain White Tees. Lighter colors reflect heat while dark colors absorb it.
    7. Pass on the skinny jeans. Loose fitting clothes allow more air flow and cooling as well as offer more freedom of movement.
    8. By all means, shred with a helmet, but then, when not actively on a run, shed that lid. This kinda goes back to the #s 6 and 7. Let heat escape your body, and the place it does that best is through your head.
    Skate safe, skate cool!

  2. > Tips to keep cool while shredding!
    > 1. Drink Water
    > 2. Stay in the shade
    > 3. Stop shredding

    Uhh, thanks… I guess.