Skateboards are cool and all however major downfall is that you can only use them on hard surfaces. You can journey them on pavement and in skate parks, but other than that, that is about it. You can't even ride over big rocks on the pavement. Among the worst things that can occur when using is that you'll certainly be just cruising and then away of nowhere hit a rock and disappear your board.
Off road skateboards aren't limited to just one single terrain. They can be used on a variety of areas like dirt, grass, small, hard sand, and even pavement.
You can convert a normal skateboard into an off road pleasure by switching the tires with larger rubber ones. This will allow the board to go over some grass and mud surfaces, as well as those wheel biting stones. This is an good option, but if you need a board that are designed for harder terrains, you'll need something a little heavier responsibility.
Mountain boards are large off road skateboards with big all terrain tires and bindings. Some might not exactly have bindings, but most will have them. The brackets may be snowboard style or simply a simple sole strap that lets you easily remove your feet. Brakes can even be found on a mountain board to make it much easier to stop.
A mountain board are designed for rolling over sticks, rocks, leaves, and bumpy terrain. The rims easily roll over most terrain. Basically, you can make use of it wherever there is a slope.
With an off road skateboard you can forget will you be restricted to one type of terrain. The world virtually becomes one giant skate park that you can ride and have fun on!