People slaloming is one of my most favorite things to do. it’s a bit risky at high speeds, but worth it. People slaloming is cruising on a board, preferably a long-board, and dipping in and out of people walking on the side walk. It works well with big sidewalks and lots of people. Its fun to see the reaction on a lot of people’s faces. The people need to do the same thing they do for bikers they see coming at them, just walk in a straight line and the biker will avoid you. that’s essentially the same thing for when they see a long-boarder coming. Sure I might get a little closer to the people, but I also have much better control.
Some times it can get a little sketchy when there are just too many people on the side walk. People are walking in all kinds of directions and if you cant see everyone, its more likely to run into someone or something. This has almost happened to me numerous times. It may because there were just too many people walking, or I was just going to fast. I haven’t plowed anyone over yet, but I’m waiting for that day. The only thing that I have done so far is get run off into the grass, hit a curb or two, and either got clipped or ran into a pole such as a parking meter. It hasn’t been to bad yet, but I have a feeling my luck is going to draw thin at some point. I don’t think most people get mad as I’m whipping past them, but then again, I’m not really caring about that. I do feel really bad if I accidentally hit any people though. There has a been a couple times where I get blocked off and have to slow down. Its hard to ride at a walking speed and this is where I have nicked a couple heels. The crazy thing about it is that every person I have nicked on the heel to this point, they have all been wearing sandals. Kind of weird but I try and stay away from those people when I’m riding now.