5 Ways to Beat the Heat While Skating

3. Skate Downhill runs

car-air-conditioningThere’s nothing like taking DH runs on hot days, especially runs that require a follow car. Downhill runs are awesome on hot days on a couple different fonts. First of all, as anyone who has rolled down the windows on a hot summer day, going fast creates a breeze that cools you down, even more when there’s already a breeze present. On top of that, car’s have the wonderful modern-day¬†amenity¬†called air conditioning. Alternate drivers (which you’re most likely doing anyway) so one person is always getting some extra A/C and water time and you’ll keep everyone very happy no doubt.

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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.