-> ''Snowboarding works much better with snow.''
--> '''Jackie''', ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''

The [[ImplausibleBoardingSkills use]] of a [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]], or something in a similar shape and/or size, as [[CoolBoard a board]] or sled to traverse through a particular environment.

Being ''carried'' on a shield is [[TooImportantToWalk a different trope entirely]].

Compare BodySled.


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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Lelouch uses a riot shield as a sled in a landslide. In a [[HumongousMecha mecha]], of course. He also uses it early in R2, surfing on slash haken wires and decapitating a Britannian Knightmare in the process.
** This scene was so iconic that when Bandai made an action figure of Zero's Burai, it came with the riot shield.
* In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', Chibodee's Maxter Gundam has a shield (that he never uses) that acts as his hovercraft.

* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica frequently does this.

[[AC:Fan Works]]
* In the ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' fan fic ''FanFic/ChaosTheory'', Shirou uses Rho Aias to let an explosion push him and Rin to safety.

* In ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', Mushu does this during an avalanche.
* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
** In ''Mask of Light'', Takua and Jaller use Kopaka's Ice Shield to escape from Rahkshi in Ko-Wahi.
** In ''The Legend Reborn'', Mata Nui uses his Scarabax Shield to surf down a canyon.
%%* ''Film/{{Willow}}''
* Legolas does this down some stone stairs during the battle for Helm's Deep in the second ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movie, [[ImprobableAimingSkills shooting mooks as he goes]]. Orlando Bloom commented that Tolkien was probably rolling in his grave at that scene. He does it ''again'' in ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'', but with an ''Orc body'' instead of a shield.
** Parodied in ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings'', see Webcomics below.
* Xander in ''Film/XXx'' uses a serving tray like a skateboard to grind a handrail down some stairs.
* Our hero and heroine escape from the bus in ''Film/{{Speed}}'' by riding a small section of the metal floor of the bus.
* Granddad, the 6th Earl, in ''Film/GreystokeTheLegendOfTarzanLordOfTheApes'', reminisces about surfing on a silver tray down the stairs in his castle when he was a wee lad. Grown a bit senile, he attempts it once again during a party, unaware that at his advanced age [[spoiler:it becomes a TragicMistake]].

* In Creator/AllenSteele's novel ''Orbital Decay'', a construction worker putting together a space station manages to ride a huge curved piece of a re-entry shield (well, that and a parachute) back to Earth after the space station he had been constructing broke up in orbit.
* Also happens in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': Demons are seen using a big hide shield as a makeshift sled down a rocky slope.
* Done in Terry Pratchett's ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', making a ChekhovsGun of the phrase "Come back with your shield, or on it", when Carrot is getting back to the boat that will take all the guards to Ankh-Morpork.
* ''Literature/AlexRider'': In ''Point Blanc'', Alex escapes from the school by snowboarding down the mountain on a cut-down ironing board.

* [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8458844.stm British bobbies reprimanded for sledding downhill on their riot shields]]

* ''Videogame/MetalWolfChaos'': [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Michael Wilson]] SPACE-Surfs with debris from an orbiting space station that he himself blew up while in his GiantMecha.
* Goofy's "Goofy Turbo" ability in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
* The Hulk takes this beyond the impossible in ''Hulk: Ultimate Destruction''; pounding buses or large trucks flat into shields, which he can then rush onto to create a shield sled. It is just as ridiculously awesome as it sounds.
* In ''Videogame/DynastyWarriors 8'', Huang Gai uses a weapon in called an arm blade... which is ''a metal boat''. Yes, a boat. And he shield surfs with it. It's [[CrazyAwesome as ridiculous and as awesome as it sounds.]]
** Xingcai can do this with an EX attack.
* Link can do this in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', to traverse slopes much more rapidly than usual and ride Sand Seals in the Gerudo Desert. However, it wears down on the shield's durability, so it should be used with caution; preferably with weaker, more expendable shields and/or saved until you upgrade your shield-carrying capacity.

* [[Film/LordOfTheRings Legolas]]' use of this is parodied in ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings'', where the GM responds "What game do you think you're playing, anyway?" and the accompanying movie screencap has graphics from the ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater'' series [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1071 photoshopped onto it.]]
-->'''{{HUD}}:''' ''24,357 x 5!'' Kickflip + FS 50-50 + Grind the Steps + Varial Heelflip + Shoot the Orc!

* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' episode "Monster in the Monastery". Jonny and Hadji uses a large shield-like gong to slide down a hill and escape the villains.
* Creator/HannaBarbera's ''The Adventures of Gulliver''. Gulliver uses a surfboard-shaped stone to toboggan to safety.
* ''SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas''
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'':
** Jackie pulls this off in the cold open of the first episode, establishing his AdventurerArchaeologist cred and ability to improvise.
** During "The Lotus Temple", Jade and Jackie have to rescue Xu Lin, the girl cursed to be the temple's guardian. A barrier prevents her from leaving, but Jackie notices a suit of armor that ''can'' leave the temple (he knows this because the villain of the episode [[AnimatedArmor animated it to attack him]]). It's too heavy for her to walk in, so they put her on a shield and push her out.
* Link shield surfs a river of magical flame in one episode of the animated ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda''.
** And also surfs off of an explosion of his own bomb, in a move which (probably didn't) inspire glitch hunters down the line.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'': In "Twelve Hundred Degrees Fahrenheit", Drew cuts a shield-shaped slab of wood from a tree and uses it as a makeshift snowboard. Doyle uses his jetpack for the same purpose.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In "An Old Friend", the BountyHunter Embo uses his [[NiceHat metallic disc-like hat]] (which he's used for [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe other]] [[WeaponizedHeadgear purposes]] in the past) as a makeshift snowboard to pursue Senator Rush Clovis down a mountain.