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How - To's

How to Skimboard
The most important of our guides is this one right here. We
will hold your hand from start to finish so we can make sure
you leave our site with everything you need to know about
getting started skimboarding.

Install Skimboard Traction Pads
This is an in depth guide to installing your new traction
pads and making sure they never leave your board.

Skimboard Buying Guide - The Perfect Size

Finding the right size depends on a lot of different factors.
We've simplified these factors to a point that makes it easy
enough for anyone to pick the perfect board.

Remove / Reattach Traction Pads

Sometimes traction pads will fall off, and buying new
ones is expensive. With this tutorial, you will learn how
to easily put them back on.
Repair a Skimboard Ding
Here you will find a complete list of steps and materials that
you will need in order to learn how to repair your own skimboard.

Skimboard Quick Tips

Too Much Wind?
How to Reach Far Waves
More Speed
The Right Wax
FAQ (Frequently Asked Skimboard Questions)
A number of common questions on all aspects of
skimboards, traction pads, and bags.

Ultimate Guide to Skimboard Tricks

Find out how to do awesome skimboard tricks for beginners,
intermediate, advanced, or expert riders. We have step-by-step
instructions and tutorials!

Informational Guides

Differences in Fiberglass
We broke out the 4 main types of fiberglass used in
the boards and then went on to describe how each type
effects your performance.

Differences in Resin
Here you will learn about the 3 main types of resins which hold
everything together. These resins can also change the way your
board handles.
The Science behind Skimming
Many people know how to skim, but figuring out how
you can slide so quickly on a quarter inch thin slice of
water takes a little bit of science to figure out.
Skimboard Maintenance
Although skimboarding isn't a maintenance heavy sport,
there are still a few things that you should make sure you
do and do not do to your skimboard in order to keep it in
optimal condition.

Skimboarding Language
This resource was made to help learn the lingo. Skimboarders
came up with and adopted several terms that you should
know if you want to get into the sport.

Skimboard Design Types
There are many components involved in the design of a
skimboard. This article discusses your options and help you
decide what works best for you.
Zap Skimboard Ultimate Guide
Everything you could possibly need to know about Zap.