When riding in a group down a big hill, you need to understand how to maintain a safe distance from riders around you. Being able to manage your space and ride safely with other riders in a tight pack is extremeley fun to do when downhill skateboarding, however it can add extra risk and cause an accident if not managed with the right skills.
Being able to simply hold another rider at a certain distance from you without giving him an extra speed boost or slow you down can get you out of those tricky tight situations. Barging through and hoping for a gap is always going to end in carnage.
Camera: Jackson Shapiera, Tim Day
Skaters: Caspian Baska, Ben Westover, Jack Glenn, Liam Bemrose
Edit: Jackson Shapiera