Like other extreme sports, freestyle scootering/scooter/scooting/scooter riding/riding involves using kick scooters to perform tricks that are similar to those of BMX freestyle. These tricks are most commonly performed in skate parks. As a result of their shape and build, kick scooters can be used with the majority of structures like rails, boxes and ramps. In urban areas, city riders perform tricks using ledges, stairs, handrails, gaps, hubbas and speedbumps while street riders have a tendency to be rather technical with their tricks.

Within freestyle scootering, there are different genres. One of these is known as flatland and is done on flat areas like driveways, parking lots and tennis courts. Since the first razor ‘A’ style decks, the decks of freestyle scooters have developed a lot. The current scooters are typically one or two pieces, which means that the head and deck of the decks have been bolted together from the bottom.

A new sub-category of freestyle skiing is called freeskiing or newschool skiing. However, many people consider this to be separate from freestyle skiing and don’t refer to it as freestyle at all. In freeskiing, participants use a minimum of three pieces of gear and many choose to use additional gear like goggles, poles, ski clothes and safety gear like helmets or protection against avalanches. Freeskiers need to use specially designed gear instead of ordinary gear. For example, powder skis, that are also known as backcountry or big-mountain skis, are ideal for heavy powder areas because they have a wide waist width. This width helps skiers to float, but they are harder to use – especially for beginners and intermediate skiers – when the trails are groomed or there is less snow on the slopes which describes most alpine skis. Since it’s unrealistic to carry around numerous sets of skis to match the ski conditions for each day, All-Mountain skis are ideal because they are designed for all snow conditions and the majority of speeds.