A skimboard is a small wooden/composite board that is used to slide on a thin layer of water. The skimboarder runs with their skimboard in hand, drops the board and jumps on. That motion will allow the skimboarder to slide on a shallow layer of water and perform skateboard-like tricks
Carving began in Europe with alpine snowboarding at the end of the eighties before being copied by the ski industry. It was proven that carving could be pushed to the extreme, with the entire body touching the snow, but the laid turn (Vitelli turn) remained a curiosity, something to be done on front-side to amuse friends or people at the terrace of a restaurant. Riders were often unable to get up or could do only one laid turn.