Skimboarding is fun! You launch yourself directly towards the wave
on a thin but rigid board from a running start. This can also be very
painful. Drop the skimboard on the sand the wrong way and you can
get a shinful of plywood or fiberglass. For those who want to start
but don't want the
danger of taking plywood to their shins or gut
(like I have, admittedly), I present a solution: a retrofit kit for your
Bodyboards are foam, with a thicker plastic sheet on the bottom.
Great for riding waves, but when confronted with the stresses of
running straight into an oncoming wave, the WILL bend.
The retrofit would be a hard plastic shell that covers the front and
bottom of the bodyboard, giving it rigidity but allowing the top and
back portions to be the regular bodyboard foam. It is essentially a
Plus, i'd rather have a foam plastic bodyboard flying at me than a
chunk of plywood.