The “How To Skog” Skogger Manuel
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The Long Distance Challenge
Getting from here to there sometimes just didn’t go far enough, so we decided to change that.
The Skogger Solution
Chris Yandall, 1975 World Slalom Skateboard Champion, wrote an article that was published in Skateboarder Magazine “Cut the Jive and Jog.” He found that by alternating both legs as the lead leg, Skoggers were able to push and pump the skateboard to reduce the amount of energy needed to cover long distances. It was then he combined “jogging and skateboarding” to develop his long distance skateboarding technique known as Skogging.
Skogger was born.
Here is the official Skogging definition from Chris Yandall
Here’s the bottom line of what it’s all about. It’s about being pedidextrous in leg movement to push a skateboard. The ease of transition from one side of the body when done properly where both legs alternate in similar fashion to push the skateboard forward can promote a euphoric feeling of tingling balance sensations. A gliding sensation similar to a surfboard ride or a rollerskating carve on transition. And it can be felt from the transition of energy required for alternating the push from one side of the body to the other. Basketball players need to dribble. Similarly, skogging is a foundation skateboarding technique. It promotes the use of switch kick and stance for riding. Pushing with alternating legs is logical. Skogging is more of a rolling movement without tricks and is not all about going the fastest. It’s truly the art of jogging with one’s skateboard.