Streetboarding FAQ

It moves by aligning the power of your body with the direction of your feet. You do not ever need to step off the board to move. For more information see “learning to ride” (coming soon).
It takes about 20 minutes to first move the board. After you get the hang of it, it is no harder than other sports. It does look really cool though.
Yes, you can. You can go up-hill and down-hill as easily as a skateboard. As long as you can keep the motion of your body going with your feet you can go pretty much anywhere.

The easiest way to stop is stepping off the board. However as you get better you slide to stop; similar to stopping on a snowboard.
You do not need bindings to make the board move. In fact while learning it is not recommended you use bindings. Bindings allow you to go faster and do jumps. The downside is that your feet are locked in so you cannot step off.
Falling is never fun, but it is best to be prepared. If you fall over, you will most likely land on your hands. This doesn’t hurt very much, but it can start to bruise. While learning, it is recommended that you wear wrist guards. This protects both your hands and your wrists which allows you to stay out riding and getting better. When you start doing tricks, it is best to wear all of your pads: knees, elbows,helmet, and hip pads. Remember, the less you get hurt, the more streetboarding you can do. If you don’t like the look of pads just wear them under your clothes; that is what I do.

Our Mission

Streetboards for everyone

Nearly all the streetboards available prior to Ascent Boards have been made for taller, high end riders. Ascent Boards strives to make boards that can bring everyone into the sport. Ascent offers streetboards of every size, ranging from kids to pros.

Accessible to everyone

Getting streetboards has always been difficult. Ascent Boards set out to change that through a combination of Amazon’s Fullfilment Centers, 3rd party online shops, and local skate shops. If your local shop doesn’t carry streetboards, order them on Amazon.com with cheap fast shipping.

Easier to ride

Streetboarding has historically been challenging to learn. Those days are the past now with Ascent Board’s unique trainer bar included free with every purchase of an Icecream streetboard. This trainerbar easily slides into the footplates, connecting them, and making it easier to learn to ride.

About Ascent Boards

My name is David Allgood, and I founded Ascent Boards in 2015 after several years of design and testing. This company shows that someone with dreams, drive, and education can do anything. It all started when I was 13 and first learned to ride my brother’s old streetboard. I instantly feel in love with the motion. I spent hours every day, getting faster and faster, until I was ready to go to a skate park. By the time I was seventeen, I was doing flips, hitting rails, and skating half pipes.

But my life wasn’t all about skating. I was also very driven in my education and achieved Physics and Engineering degrees from University of California — Irvine. In starting Ascent Boards, I was able to devote every piece of myself in making the best streetboards possible. My goal is to build this sport by making the highest quality and most affordable streetboards there are.

Outside of streetboarding, I’m happily married with two awesome kids. I’m Christian. I love to run, bike, raft, and hike. I’m not a big foodie but love beer. If all of this works out, I’d skate and exercise all day, play with my kids, and take my wife out on endless dates.