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Skateboards, surfboards, snowboards, Hover Boards, etc.

See also Sky Surfing and Implausible Boarding Skills. Shield Surf is a Sub-Trope.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Rakan from Mahou Sensei Negima! has been known to surf on a sword at excesses of mach 5.
  • Soul Eater: Death the Kid has one that can become a Hover Board.
  • Yata Misaki from K fights on his skateboard, and uses it as a shield on more than one occasion when fighting enemies with swords. He uses his powers to propel it.
  • Conan Edogawa has a skateboard. Motorized, solar-powered, fast enough to outrun many a motorbike.

    Comic Books 
  • When Robin was at Boarding School and lost access to the Redbird, he designed a high tech skateboard called the Redboard. He'd had a plain green skateboard since his earliest appearances but the Redboard was specifically built to be used in combat as Robin while still being able to be stored inconspicuously at school.
  • Silver Surfer should be the Trope Codifier, even if his origin looks like a cosmic god's joke.
  • Night Thrasher of New Warriors was a Fad Super with a high-tech skateboard. The skateboard was gradually phased out and replaced with a Cool Bike, leaving him with a name that made little sense.
  • Rocket Racer, a Spider-Man villain turned hero, has a high-tech skateboard that allows him to ride on the side of buildings.

    Fan Works 
  • In Amazing Fantasy, Mysterio produces a small fleet of rocket-powered skateboards to create the Rocket Racer Gang, just one group of the many new supervillains armed with the tech he provides from the Marvel Universe.


    Live-Action TV 
  • Doctor Who: In "Boom Town", Margaret/Blon the Slitheen decides the fastest way to get off Earth is to blow up the planet and ride the shockwave on a "pan-dimensional surfboard" (or "tribophysical waveform macrokinetic extrapolator"). The Doctor takes the board and integrates it into the TARDIS as a force-field generator.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Subverted with the Dynamic Dudes of WCW. They were supposed to be cool skateboarders meant to cash in on the sport's growing popularity in the late 1980s(yes, WCW was ahead of the curve for once), but their perceived lack of talent, on the boards and in the ring, made fans hate them more than the usual heel extraordinaire Tag Team The Midnight Express. Shane Douglas, as a former school dean, probably wasn't the best choice and Johnny Ace usually needed a cooler partner(his brothers, Kenta Kobashi, "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, etc) to play off of.
  • Played straight with Ryder Reid of Midwest Championship Wrestling. He's properly booked as a heel, so the fans can freely hate his guts while acknowledging he does bring a pretty cool board to the arenas. And yell at the referees for continuing to discount it's potential as a shield, and a weapon.


    Video Games 

  • Seiyuu CRUSH!: Shota is never seen without one of his skateboards, and even has built-in ramps and rails in his house. Plus the board doubles as a booster seat when he's driving.

    Western Animation 
  • The Simpsons: Bart's signature skateboard.
  • The Amazing Spiez!: in episode "Operation Spy-Sitter", one of the Spiez' gadgets is a jet-powered 4 person surfboard.
  • Lee Ping of Detentionaire is pretty handy with a skateboard, and has often used one to get out of sticky situations. In fact, the very first episode of the show opens with Lee being chased by the Cleaners on a skateboard, before going back to show us how he got into the situation.
  • ThunderCats (1985): The flying Space Boards used by Wilykat and Wilykit. First seen in "The Time Capsule".


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