If you’re just starting out, we reckon it’s better to be safe than sorry. Practice on carpet or a rug. If the carpet is quite thick, the roller will move more slowly (and the more satisfaction you’ll feel as you watch your skills unfold). Want to take things up a notch? Try a harder surface – but be sensible. Anyway, using a thin mat if you’re outside will protect the board and roller from scratches and scuffs. (Note: grass acts as a great cushion if you happen to take a tumble*.)
Make sure you have enough space (rule of thumb: enough room to swing a cat in), so that you can’t bump into anything when getting off the board. We want to keep you – and your things – safe.
Shoes, socks or neither?
The board is designed for use with or without footwear. We recommend bare feet, but if you insist, use low profile shoes. The natural cork finish feels comfortable and grippy underfoot, so you’ll stay grounded no matter what.