Speed skating is possibly responsible for the original development of the slide board product. The story is that speed skaters in the early days of the sport would wax old barn doors and slide on them to mimic skating. Gold medal speed skater, Eric Hieden had built a sliding training device to train with. We used the info from the past and developed our Powerslide to maximize the advantages of slide training with new innovative features for maximum safety and function. Perhaps you can achieve a gold medal with the correct training, commitment, and the most technically advanced slide board, the Powerslide.