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California Dreaming daughter to make late father's dream come true
Skateboarding is as American as apple pie, the first big screen movie about skateboarding, Skatedater needs your help in being nominated to the National Film Registry. http://www.Voteskaterdater.com.

World's First Hemp Plastic Skateboard
Brian Westphal, founder of Lotus Boards, recently discussed his plans to manufacture the world's first hemp plastic skateboard and spread awareness about ecological manufacturing in an exclusive interview with cannabis & hemp industry news outlet Ganjapreneur.com. Our vision is to spread the use of Industrial Hemp and Bio-Based alternatives with every ride.

Should I Skateboard in the Rain?
Should I Skateboard in the Rain? Skating in the rain is not a good idea. The wood of your deck will want to soak up water and warp, and the bearings won't like being wet. So basically no. However, sometimes you might just need to. Here are some things to do if you must skateboard in the rain!

Goofy Stance in Skateboarding Definition
What is goofy stance in skateboarding? Goofy refers to riding a skateboard, snowboard, surfboard, wakeboard - any kind of board in sports - with your left foot in back. Goofy stance gets its name because most people ride what is called regular, which is the opposite of goofy foot. To find out more about goofy foot stance, take a look at the goofy foot stance entry in the skateboarding dictionary / glossary.

Jay Adams Honored
jay adams. Skateboarding.

Skateboarding: How to Get Sponsored and Stay Sponsored
How to Get Sponsored, Be Sponsored and Stay Sponsored Skateboarding - There is nothing like it: the moment when you’re offered a skateboarding sponsorship from your favorite skate company. Learn how to get sponsored skateboarding, and how to be and stay sponsored. With a bit of work and a lot of persistence, you can do this. The following is a basic rundown of what you can do as an individual to get yourself into a position to be a sponsored skateboarder.

Build Your Own Pro Grade Skateboard
Building Your Own Pro Grade Skateboard can be tough. Here's some basic guides to follow, about choosing your skateboard deck, your skateboard trucks, skateboard wheels, skateboard bearings, skateboard bushings, skateboard grip tape, hardware, riser pads and more. These instructions for choosing your skateboard help with picking parts for riding street, vert, parks, cruising and all terrain skateboarding. Build the perfect skateboard for you.

Master Plan for Phylidelphia
Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund (FPSF) announced that they have partnered with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department to develop an official skatepark Master Plan for the City of Philadelphia. FPSF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of skateboarding in the Greater Philadelphia region through youth programming and skatepark development.

Call for Nominations in Global Skateboarding Awards
World Skateboarding Federation today announced a call for nominations in the first-ever Global Skateboarding Awards to honor those in the skateboarding industry who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of social responsibility, volunteerism and corporate citizenship. The awards will be presented Friday, May 22 at the opening night reception for the 2015 Global Skateboarding Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.

SLS and SPoT Change the Face of Competitive Skateboarding
Street League Skateboarding (SLS) has announced a long-term partnership with Skatepark of Tampa (SPoT), supporting Tampa Pro and Tampa Am competitions – historically skateboarding’s most respected and long-lasting international annual contests in professional and amateur skateboarding. As a result of the partnership, SLS will be the exclusive platform for live streaming of Tampa Pro, Tampa Am, and will also be collaborating with SPoT in introducing an evolved version of the Damn Am Series as an elite qualifier of amateur skateboarding contests starting this year. These contests will be integral pieces to a newly formed global qualification system leading into the SLS Nike SB World Tour and the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship. With SLS and SPoT connecting these events, a true impactful feeder system is being integrated into both amateur and elite professional competitive skateboarding for the first-time ever.

Tony Hawk's Project 8 Music Soundtrack List
Tony Hawk's Project 8 Music Soundtrack List - Activision is rocking gamers with an all-star musical line-up for the upcoming Tony Hawk's Project 8 video game, including the debut of a track from the highly anticipated Plus-44 album,

What size of skateboard is good for kids?
What size of skateboard is good for kids? The mom of a 4 year old skater writes,

New Tony Hawk Game for 2015
At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, pro skateboarder Tony Hawk announced that the newest game in his classic skateboarding game franchise will be released in 2015 for the PS4.The legendary pro skateboarder made the announcement during Sony's keynote speech at CES 2015 on Tuesday. Although announced during Sony's press conference, the new Tony Hawk game wasn't said to be PS4-exclusive. This is likely another attempt to attach the franchise to Playstation's name, similar to what they tried with Destiny, and other games. With the lackluster landings of the last few Tony Hawk games, this seems like a strange title for Sony to choose.

Skateboarding Slang Glossary and Definitions
Skateboard Slang - How to Use Skateboarder Slang. Whether you are a new skater or just trying to understand what your skater kid is talking about, understanding skateboard slang is important! Skateboard slang might be hard to grasp at first, but it's not that tough to understand once you understand skateboarding culture a little better. I'm going to walk you through some basic skateboard slang, and help you understand what the words mean.

How to Conquer Skateboarding Fear
Skateboard Fear Tips - Conquering your fear is a huge part of skateboarding. Rolling along on a small wobbly plank of wood, doing tricks and trying not to eat pavement - it can and should be scary. Yes, I said it should be scary. You can get hurt skateboarding. But, skateboarding fear is only a good thing to a point. Read this article to learn more about conquering your fear of skateboarding.

Skateboard Kickturning - How to Kickturn on a Skateboard
Read these step by step instructions for brand new skaters and learn all the basics of skateboarding. From how to stand on your skateboard, how to push, and what to do when you bail on your skateboard, it's all here in this easy to understand article,

Getting Hurt Skateboarding and Getting Back Up
Falling on a Skateboard - Getting Hurt Skateboarding, and Getting Back Up. When just starting out skateboarding, you will certainly fall down. In fact, getting injured is a part of skateboarding for most skateboarders. There are some things to remember when falling down while skateboarding - read this article about beginning as a skateboarder, and step by step instructions on what to do to get comfortable as a brand new newbie skateboarder.

How to Carve on a Skateboard (A Beginner's Guide)
Read these step by step instructions for brand new skaters and learn all the basics of skateboarding. From how to stand on your skateboard, how to push, and what to do when you bail on your skateboard, it's all here in this easy to understand article,

Essential Beginner Skateboard Gear and Skills
Beginner skateboard gear - Here are some simple steps for first starting out skateboarding. Beginner skateboarding gear, how to stand on a skateboard, how to push around, and how to avoid or deal with skateboarding injuries - it's all here. Follow these simple step by step instructions on what to do as a beginner skateboarder, and you will feel comfortable on your skateboard in no time. Learning how to skateboard? Read this just starting out article!

Standing on a Skateboard - The Beginner's Guide
When just starting out in skateboarding, you need to learn to feel relaxed and comfortable on your skateboard. This comes before learning any skateboarding tricks - learning how to stand on your skateboard, and where to put your feet. Read this article about what to do as a beginner skateboarder, and how to relax and feel more comfortable on your skateboard.

Dan MacFarlane Profile - Dan MacFarlane Pro Skater Stats and Bio
Dan MacFarlane pro skateboarder profile - this bio of Dan MacFarlane covers information on his biographical information, skateboarding history, career highlights, stats, skater style and more. Read all about Dan MacFarlane.

Choosing the Right Brand of Skateboard Deck
I get this question a lot - which brand of skateboard deck is the best, or which brand of skateboard deck should I buy? This is different from the board building questions, like what size and shape of skateboard should I get. The question we're dealing with here is, what brand of skateboard deck is the best, and which brand of skateboard deck should I get?

Top 10 Skate Shoes - The Best of the Best
Having the wrong skate shoes can do more than just effect your skateboarding ... it can make you look lame. Well, more lame than maybe you did barefoot. Sort

Top 5 Online Skateboard Stores and Shops
Top 5 Online Skateboard Stores and Shops - If you're shopping for skateboards online, make sure that you buy from the top online skateboard shops and stores. I always encourage my readers to shop locally, but that's not always an option. For those times, check out the following top online skateboard stores and shops!

Top 10 Skateboard iPhone Apps and iPod Touch Apps
This list covers the top 10 apps for iPhone and iPod Touch that deal with skateboarding. These are some cool apps, from games to learning to skate to just goofing around. If you see a skateboarding iphone app that you like the look of, you can find it through iTunes or directly on your iPhone!

ABEC Bearings Ratings - Skateboarding
ABEC Bearings Ratings - What does ABEC mean for Skateboard Bearings? ABEC stands for Annular Bearing Engineers' Committee, and is the American method for rating the accuracy and tolerance rating of bearings. ABEC standards are set by the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA). So what does that mean? Well, bearings are used for all kinds of things, not just skateboard wheels. The higher an ABEC rating, the more accurate and precise the bearing is.

Common Ollie Problems & Tips for Skateboarding
A reader with ollie problems wrote in and asked,

Opening Your Own Skateboard Shop Help and Advice
Opening Your Own Skateboard Shop Help and Advice - get some easy simple instructions and advice on how to open your own skateboard shop from three guys who have been in the business, and who know what to avoid and what to do! Starting and opening your own skateboarding shop is easy - read this article for some advice to follow when opening up your own store!

Opening Your Own Skateboard Shop
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Are Cheap Skateboards OK to Buy and Ride?
With how popular skateboarding is, there are piles of cheaper skateboards out there. Some just look cheap, but some have trusted brand names, or even pro skateboarder endorsements. How do you tell if a cheaper skateboard that you've found at your local department store or sporting goods section is a good skateboard or not?

How Do I Land With Both Feet on the Skateboard?
Chickenfoot is a very common problem when skateboarding. You try an ollie or kickflip, but when you land, both feet won't land on the board. Maybe only one lands on the board, or maybe neither one. This is what I'm calling

Is it OK to Push With my Front Foot (Mongo)?
Skateboarding FAQ - Most skaters push their skateboards with their back foot, but sometimes skaters find it easier to push with their front foot instead. This is called pushing

Introduction to Skateboarding and Fundamental Tricks
The list of basic skateboard tricks is a little tricky to come up with! These are the basic skateboard tricks, and they're a good place to start if you're new to skateboarding, or if you've been skating for a while, and are looking for what to do next! Also, some skaters end up skipping whole types of basic skateboard tricks - that's OK, but if you want to be a rounded skater, and not lose every game of SKATE simply because you never learned to truck stand, for example, then this list is a great place to get some ideas for things to learn!

I'm Scared of Getting Hurt While Skateboarding
I'm Scared of Getting Hurt While Skateboarding - What Should I Do? Skateboarding FAQ questions, and answers to skateboarding reader emails. Most people are scared of falling while skateboarding - that's why so few people actually do it! I remember the first time I went to a park and tried to drop in - it was a disaster. I kept pulling my back foot off and catching myself, and jumping off the board. I was terrified. I did the same thing the next two times I went to the skate park, too.

Skate 3 Cheats, Codes and Achievements
Skate 3, by EA, has some great cheat codes that you can use to make the game even more interesting, and a lot more crazy. Find Skate 3 cheat codes, xbox achievements and points, unlockable characters and more.

Interview With Pro Skater Rob Dyrdek
Rob Dyrdek is a pro skater, reality TV star, actor, businessman, and much more. In this interview with Rob Dyrdek, I talk with him about his start in skateboarding, how he got into making reality TV shows, and his advice to skaters. Read this interview with Rob Dyrdek!

Should I Skateboard Goofy or Regular Footed?
Should I Skateboard Goofy or Regular Footed? - skateboarding faq - The two different ways to stand are called stances - Goofy (skating with your right foot forward) and Regular (skating with your left foot forward). Here are three tricky ways to figure out how you will most likely feel most comfortable standing on your board ... read the Should I Skateboard Goofy or Regular Footed? entry in the skateboarding faq for more on skateboarding regular footed or goofy footed!

How Old Is Too Old to Learn to Skateboard?
A lot of skaters pick up their first board when they're in their teens. Many even younger. But then there's the late skaters; people who get interested in skateboarding later in life. If you are one of these people, you might be wondering if it's just too late for you. Read this skate FAQ for your answers to this question.

Pro Skateboarder Rodney Mullen Profile
Rodney Mullen pro skateboarder profile - this bio of Rodney Mullen covers information on his biographical information, skateboarding history, career highlights, stats, skater style and more. Rodney Mullen has been called the King of Skate for a long time - read this profile of Rodney Mullen to find out more about this amazing pro skateboarder.

How Do I Get Into / Start Skateboarding?
How Do I Get Into / Start Skateboarding? New or beginner skateboarders often wonder what they should do right at the start. How do I get into skateboarding? What should I do? Read this skateboarding FAQ and get some answers!

Skateboarder Tony Hawk Profile and Biography
Tony Hawk pro skateboarder profile - this bio of Tony Hawk covers information on Tony Hawk's biographical information, skateboarding history, tricks invented, career highlights, stats, skater style, and more. Read all about Tony Hawk.

Building a Grind Box for Skateboarding or BMX
Building your own skateboard grind Box isn't too much work, and it's great to have your own skateboard grind Box at home! These step by step plans show you how to build your own skateboard grind ledge. If you follow these instructions, you'll end up with a skateboard grind ledge that's 8' long, 2' wide and 1' tall. This project should cost less than a hundred bucks, and less than a day of work to build.

Skateboarding World Records
Skateboarding World Records - Skateboarding is full of opportunities to set and break world records, and it is new, fresh and inventive enough that people are setting records all the time. Here is a list of some of the most impressive skateboarding world records:

What Are Mini-Skatebords, Advantages, How-Tos, and More
Mini-Skateboards - What Are Mini-Skatebords, Advantages, How-Tos, and more. Read up on the Mini-Skateboard trend, what they are, how to build a mini-skateboard, and a lot more. Learn about Mini-Skateboards!

Longboard Dancing Trick Tips for Advanced Learners
Longboard Dancing is the term made up by Adam Colton and Adam Stokowski, two avid longboarders who combined elements of freestyle skateboarding, surfing, dance and whatever else they found lying around into a new creative form of riding a longboard. These aren't tricks like in regular skateboarding, where the skater does a quick technical flip of the skateboard - rather, these are all about show, style, and incorporating all this into riding longboards.

The Truth about ABEC and Skateboard Bearings
The ABEC specification has been trashed by many overseas manufacturers. Don't trust it. Ron Foster is a bearing application engineer with 22 years of experience in bearings.

Top Free Online Skateboarding Games
Check out the top 5 free online skateboarding games on the internet! These are the best online flash video games featuring skateboarding that are out there. Try them out - they're free!

How Can I Make My Ollies Higher?
How Can I Make My Ollies Higher? How can I get more height when ollying? How do I ollie better? I get asked this question a lot - read this FAQ for some helpful info and answers.

How Do I Fall Safely Skateboarding?
How to Fall Safely Skateboarding - A skater asked,

Guide to Buying Skateboards
Guide to Buying Skateboards - Shopping for a skateboard for someone else can be tough. Skaters often have very specific tastes, and it can be tough to know what brands are cool, and what makes a quality skateboard. Here's some tools to use and advice to follow that should make buying a skateboard a whole lot easier!

Skateboarding Tricks - Free Video Tips
Skateboarding trick tip videos are one of the best ways to learn how to skate. We've put together an entire library of skateboarding tip videos here.

Skateboarding Tricks - Free Video Tips
Skateboarding trick tip videos are one of the best ways to learn how to skate. We've put together an entire library of skateboarding tip videos here.

Blank Skateboard Gear Review - Decks, Wheels, Trucks
Blank skateboard products are mostly wheels and decks that are made without any company name attached to them. They are generic, usually just a simple one color, and cheap.

Do I Need to Wear a Skateboard Helmet?
Skateboard Helmets - Do I need to Wear a Skateboard Helmet? This question is asked by skaters and parents alike - do skaters really need to wear helmets when skateboarding? The simple answer is no, you don't NEED to unless you are skating somewhere that requires one, or your parents force you to wear a helmet. But here's the truth - you ARE going to crash ... read more about wearing skateboard helmets!

Skateboarder Weight Training Workout Routine
Skateboarding is an excellent form of exercise all on its own, but sometimes you want to work out and build muscles to make yourself a stronger, faster and even more stable skater! These workouts can be used to help you keep your skateboarding edge in the winter or when you're injured and can't skate, or you can use them to build your body and make yourself into a powerful, dangerous skateboarding machine!

What Kinds of Skateboarding Are There?
What Kinds of Skateboarding Are There? There are PILES of kinds of skateboarding, and new types always seem to be popping up. The list of skateboarding styles is fairly large - take a look at this FAQ to see!

SkaterTrainers Review - Skateboarding Training Tools
SkaterTrainers are a simple, and sort of obvious skateboarding learning tool. I say obvious because I don't get why no one thought of them before now! They're brilliant, easy to use, and every new skater should get a pair! Read this review to get a better idea of what SkaterTrainers are, and to see if getting a set is right for you.

Tips if You're Big or Tall When Learning to Skateboard
What should big or tall skaters do when learning to skateboard? Im a big guy for skating , 6' 2

Bushings - Skateboarding Dictionary
Bushings Definition - Bushings in the Skateboarding Dictionary and glossary of skateboarding terms. Bushings are rubbery rings that are fit into skateboard trucks. Skateboard trucks usually have two bushings per truck. One bushing is in the heart of the truck, and provides the flex and springiness of the truck, for turning and what not. The other bushing is smaller, and set right beneath the head of the kingpin, allowing the ...read more in the Bushings entry in the skateboarding dictionary.

Get Sponsored Skateboarding
Get Sponsored Skateboarding - Steps to getting sponsored as a skater. These easy to follow steps will help you understand what's involved in getting sponsored skateboarding, and what you need to do. This is part one of

A (Wheel Hardness / Durometer) - Definition
What does the A mean on skateboard wheels? What does it mean when the wheels are 95A, or 100A? This has to do with hardness durometer - read this entry in the skateboarding dictionary and glossary to find out more about A, and other skateboarding terms, words, language and more.

Why is Skateboarding so Popular?
Skateboarding is extremely popular worldwide - how did that happen? what makes skateboarding so popular, that people who don`t even own a skateboard would wear skateboarding-brand clothes? What is is about skateboarding that makes people see skateboarders as cool, no matter how good of a skater they really are? With links to punk, self expression, freedom and sport, skateboarding's populartiy should continue to rise for a long time. This article explores why skateboarding is so popular.

Skateboards - Skater Clothes and Shoes
How should skateboarders dress? If you skate, then however you dress is how a skater dresses!

Ollie - Skateboarding Dictionary
What is an ollie? An ollie is a skateboarding trick where the skateboarder pops the skateboard into the air. The effect is the skateboarder jumping with the skateboard stuck to his or her feet. The trick was first invented by Alan

Risers / Shock Pads - Skateboarding Dictionary
A riser or shock pad is a flat pad that can be mounted between the truck and the deck. Risers come in all kinds of shapes, colors and thicknesses, as well as varying degrees of stiffness. Risers and shock pads do two things for the skateboard and the skateboarder - risers help protect against wheel bite and risers help protect the skateboard deck from pressure cracks. For more info about risers and riser pads, take a look at the risers entry in the skateboarding dictionary.

Posers vs Slow Learners - What's the Difference?
Skateboarding has a strange culture, doesn't it? I mean, skaters aren't like anyone else out there. We do our own thing, but we're also a group. And we're

A List of Basic Skateboarding Tricks
What is easy/hard in skateboarding varies wildly from person to person, but there are a few tricks that are universally thought of as the

Skateboarding FAQ: Riding with the Nose or Tail Forward?
Frequently asked skateboarding questions. Does it make a difference between riding with the skateboard's nose or tail facing forward?

Do I Need to Wear Shoes When Skateboarding?
Do I need to wear shoes or skate shoes when skateboarding? This is a rather common question, and a good one - skateboarding shoes might look cool, but do you really need another pair of shoes for skateboarding? And, for things like longboarding, do you need to be wearing shoes at all?

Moving / Rolling Ollie Help - Skateboarding FAQ
Moving / Rolling Ollie Help - Skateboarding FAQ. I've gotten a lot of e-mails on this one (two just today!) -

Common Kickflip Problems - Landing On One Foot
Kickflips are easily the most popular skateboarding trick to learn, after the ollie. But they're tough! There are piles of common problems, and one reader

Do NOT Buy These "Back to School" Skateboard Sets!
It's back to school season, which means that companies who make cheap garbage disguised as skateboards come out to play. I got an e-mail encouraging me to tell

Aaron Kyro - Skateboarding Scientologist Spokesman
It seems like skateboarding is used as everybody's springboard to talk about something OTHER than skateboarding! There's a huge push by skaters like Bob

Hop On Board - Buying Starter Skateboards for Adults
Buying Skateboards for Adult Beginners is easier than it looks. With the rising number of adults just starting out in skateboarding, plenty of companies make

Sticking with it - how to repair torn shoe laces
If you are like me, then you go through a lot of shoe laces in your skate shoes. It's frustrating, and even though some skate shoes have little guards to help

So, exactly how many skaters are there?
Ever wonder how many skaters there really are out there? No one knows! Skaters are like cockroaches - you turn the lights on, and we scatter! And, you just

Skateboarding Stretches and Exercise
Dealing with injuries, skateboarding exercises and stretches, recovery and rehab, and what you can do to get better after getting hurt after skating. Physical therapy advice from an expert for skateboarding and skateboarders.

How To Drop In on a Skateboard at a Skatepark or Ramp - Check Out the Ramp
checking out the skate ramp before dropping in is important. Learning to drop in at the skatepark or on a ramp is one of the hardest things to master in skateboarding. However, if you are going to learn to skateboard at the skatepark or on a ramp, you will need to learn to get comfortable dropping in on your skateboard. Follow these instructions and learn how to drop in off ramps and at the skate park.

How To Drop In on a Skateboard at a Skatepark or Ramp - Set a Line
Setting up your skateboarding line is important when learning to drop in. Learning to drop in at the skatepark or on a ramp is one of the hardest things to master in skateboarding. However, if you are going to learn to skateboard at the skatepark or on a ramp, you will need to learn to get comfortable dropping in on your skateboard. Follow these instructions and learn how to drop in off ramps and at the skate park.

How To Drop In on a Skateboard at a Skatepark or Ramp - Set Your Tail
Learn where to stand on your skateboard's tail when dropping in. Learning to drop in at the skatepark or on a ramp is one of the hardest things to master in skateboarding. However, if you are going to learn to skateboard at the skatepark or on a ramp, you will need to learn to get comfortable dropping in on your skateboard. Follow these instructions and learn how to drop in off ramps and at the skate park.

How To Drop In on a Skateboard at a Skatepark or Ramp - Place Your Front Foot
See where to place your front foot for dropping in on your skateboard. Learning to drop in at the skatepark or on a ramp is one of the hardest things to master in skateboarding. However, if you are going to learn to skateboard at the skatepark or on a ramp, you will need to learn to get comfortable dropping in on your skateboard. Follow these instructions and learn how to drop in off ramps and at the skate park.

How To Drop In on a Skateboard at a Skatepark or Ramp - Stomp
Slamming down the front foot on your skateboard is vital when dropping in. Learning to drop in at the skatepark or on a ramp is one of the hardest things to master in skateboarding. However, if you are going to learn to skateboard at the skatepark or on a ramp, you will need to learn to get comfortable dropping in on your skateboard. Follow these instructions and learn how to drop in off ramps and at the skate park.

How To Drop In on a Skateboard at a Skatepark or Ramp - Ride Away
Once you've dropped in, you can ride away! Learning to drop in at the skatepark or on a ramp is one of the hardest things to master in skateboarding. However, if you are going to learn to skateboard at the skatepark or on a ramp, you will need to learn to get comfortable dropping in on your skateboard. Follow these instructions and learn how to drop in off ramps and at the skate park.

Skateboard History Timeline
This timeline of the history of skateboarding should help you understand the history of skateboarding, and how skateboarding has evolved. For a more detailed story of the history of skateboarding, read The History of Skateboarding.

Skateboard History Timeline
This timeline of the history of skateboarding should help you understand the history of skateboarding, and how skateboarding has evolved. For a more detailed story of the history of skateboarding, read The History of Skateboarding.

Longboard Skateboarding - Basic Beginner Instructions
Longboarding - learn how to longboard skateboard with these simple step by step beginner instructions. Learning to longboard skateboard is fairly simple - get help with what longboarding gear you need to start longboarding, your longboarding stance, how to stand on a longboard, how to push and carve on your longboard, how to stop on a longboard - all the longboarding beginner help and instructions you want in these step by step beginner longboarding instructions.

How to Longboard Skateboarding Instructions
Longboarding - learn how to longboard skateboard with these simple step by step beginner instructions. Learning to longboard skateboard is fairly simple - get help with what longboarding gear you need to start longboarding, your longboarding stance, how to stand on a longboard, how to push and carve on your longboard, how to stop on a longboard - all the longboarding beginner help and instructions you want in these step by step beginner longboarding instructions.

Original Z-Boy Jay Adams Dies in Mexico
Jay Adams, legendary skateboarder best known for being one of the original Z-Boys and his portrayal in Lords of Dogtown, died of a heart attack on August 13th, 2014. Adams was age 53 on a three month long surfing vacation with his family in Mexico when he passed away.

How to Take Care of a New Skateboard
A reader named Jayden wrote in recently,

New Skate Gear Videos
Reading about skateboarding gear can be helpful, but sometimes you just need to see what I'm talking about. Here at About.com, we have a steady stream of videos being produced to help you, the skater, get the most out of your skateboarding. This hub is for videos featuring skateboarding gear! All of these videos are free to watch, and well made!

Rob Dyrdek Pro Skater Profile
Rob Dyrdek is easily one of the most famous skateboarders in the world today. For his success in competition skateboarding, to his overwhelming success as a businessman and celebrity, Dyrdek has managed to remain a fun, easy going guy. Read more about Rob Dyrdek!

Stavros Niarchos III Pro Skater Profile
Stavros Niarchos III is a skater, though not sponsored or pro by any means (he doesn't need to be), he is recognized and listed as a pro skater on many websites. Personally, I feel like this is ridiculous. But, he comes up enough that I do need to explain why, and add him for that reason, if no other.

How to Get Back Into Skateboarding
How to get back into skateboarding is a question that comes up a lot. A reader wrote to me and explained that every couple of years he tries, but he just doesn't know how to get back into skateboarding. He doesn't stick with it. So what do you do, if you're trying to get back into skateboarding? Read this skateboarding FAQ for insight, wisdom, and a little bit of humor.

How to 360 Pop Shove It Problems
Help for 360 Pop Shove It problems - read these trick tips for 360 Pop Shove Its, what common problems are that skaters have with 360 Pop Shuvits, and tips and tricks for helping with the 360 Pop Shove It.

How to 360 Pop Shove It - Step By Step Skateboarding 360 Pop Shove It Instructions
How to 360 Pop Shove It - Step By Step Skateboarding 360 Pop Shove It Instructions. The 360 Pop Shove It looks a lot like a regular Pop Shove It, only the board spins around a full 360 degrees instead of the usual 180 from a Pop Shove. This trick looks like it might be an easy step up from the Pop Shove, but it's actually pretty tough! Read these skateboarding trick tips and instructions to learn how to 360 Pop Shove It (AKA 360 Pop Shuvit)!

How to 360 Pop Shove It - Step By Step Skateboarding 360 Pop Shove It Instructions
How to 360 Pop Shove It - Step By Step Skateboarding 360 Pop Shove It Instructions. The 360 Pop Shove It looks a lot like a regular Pop Shove It, only the board spins around a full 360 degrees instead of the usual 180 from a Pop Shove. This trick looks like it might be an easy step up from the Pop Shove, but it's actually pretty tough! Read these skateboarding trick tips and instructions to learn how to 360 Pop Shove It (AKA 360 Pop Shuvit)!

How to 360 Pop Shove It - Step By Step Skateboarding 360 Pop Shove It Instructions
How to 360 Pop Shove It - Step By Step Skateboarding 360 Pop Shove It Instructions. The 360 Pop Shove It looks a lot like a regular Pop Shove It, only the board spins around a full 360 degrees instead of the usual 180 from a Pop Shove. This trick looks like it might be an easy step up from the Pop Shove, but it's actually pretty tough! Read these skateboarding trick tips and instructions to learn how to 360 Pop Shove It (AKA 360 Pop Shuvit)!

Step By Step Skateboarding 360 Pop Shove It Instructions
How to 360 Pop Shove It - Step By Step Skateboarding 360 Pop Shove It Instructions. The 360 Pop Shove It looks a lot like a regular Pop Shove It, only the board spins around a full 360 degrees instead of the usual 180 from a Pop Shove. This trick looks like it might be an easy step up from the Pop Shove, but it's actually pretty tough! Read these skateboarding trick tips and instructions to learn how to 360 Pop Shove It (AKA 360 Pop Shuvit)!

Top 10 Common Questions for Parents of Skaters
Being the parent of a skateboarder, you can come up with a lot of questions. I've collected here some of the best and most common questions for skateboarder parents, with some good info and tips to help you and your son or daughter. If you don't find the answer you're looking for here, please e-mail me and let me know!

Are Mini Skateboards a Good Idea for Toddlers?
I don't have kids myself, but I do have a nephew, and I really wanted him to get into skateboarding! So when he was around 3 years old I hooked him up with

How To Replace Skateboard Trucks Instructions
Removing skateboard trucks is easy and simple - just follow these step by step instructions on how to remove skateboard trucks. First, you need the right tools for removing skateboard trucks from your skateboard - a skateboard tool, or a socket wrench and a Phillips head screwdriver will usually work for removing your skateboard trucks - to find out more, read these instructions for how to remove your skateboard trucks from your skateboard.

How To Replace Skateboard Trucks Instructions - Removing the Nuts
Learn how to Replace your skateboard trucks - removing the nuts is the second step in these instructions for removing skateboards trucks. Taking the hardware nuts off of the skateboard screws can be tricky, but with the right tools and technique, it should be simple. Follow these step by step instructions for removing your skateboard trucks to find out more.

How To Replace Skateboard Trucks - Step 3 of 6
Taking off skateboard trucks is easy in this step 3 of how to take off skateboard trucks. Read how to take the trucks off of your skateboard with these simple step by step how to instructions. Everything you need to know about taking off your skateboard trucks is right here.

How To Replace Skateboard Trucks Instructions - Easy Screw Removal
Removing the screws from your skateboard deck is quick and easy with this secret pro method for taking your skateboard screws out. Take a look and follow along. This is step 4 in the removing your skateboard trucks instructions. Take a look and find out more about taking the hardware screws out of your skateboard quickly and easily.

How to Replace, Install and Put Skateboard Trucks Back On Your Skateboard Deck
How to install, replace and put on new skateboard trucks - step 6 in removing and replacing skateboard trucks. If you are putting new skateboard trucks on your deck, or you want to replace the old trucks and install the same ones, these step by step easy instructions will help you learn how to replace and put on skateboard trucks.

How to Kickflip on a Skateboard - The Flick
Learning how to kickflip on a skateboard is a great way to sept up your skateboarding, and move from beginner skateboarding into intermediate skating. Kicklflips aren't super hard, but kickflipping is very impressive to people watching you skateboard. A Kickflip starts with an ollie, so make sure you have learned how to ollie before learning how to kickflip. This article gives advice and information on how to kickflip on a skateboard, step by step instructions on how to kickflip.

How to Kickflip on a Skateboard - The Nose
Learning how to kickflip on a skateboard is a great way to sept up your skateboarding, and move from beginner skateboarding into intermediate skating. Kicklflips aren't super hard, but kickflipping is very impressive to people watching you skateboard. A Kickflip starts with an ollie, so make sure you have learned how to ollie before learning how to kickflip. This article gives advice and information on how to kickflip on a skateboard, step by step instructions on how to kickflip.

How to Kickflip on a Skateboard - Get Out of the Way
Learning how to kickflip on a skateboard is a great way to sept up your skateboarding, and move from beginner skateboarding into intermediate skating. Kicklflips aren't super hard, but kickflipping is very impressive to people watching you skateboard. A Kickflip starts with an ollie, so make sure you have learned how to ollie before learning how to kickflip. This article gives advice and information on how to kickflip on a skateboard, step by step instructions on how to kickflip.

How to Kickflip on a Skateboard - Stay Level During Flip
Learning how to kickflip on a skateboard is a great way to sept up your skateboarding, and move from beginner skateboarding into intermediate skating. Kicklflips aren't super hard, but kickflipping is very impressive to people watching you skateboard. A Kickflip starts with an ollie, so make sure you have learned how to ollie before learning how to kickflip. This article gives advice and information on how to kickflip on a skateboard, step by step instructions on how to kickflip.

How to Kickflip on a Skateboard - Catch the Skateboard
Learning how to kickflip on a skateboard is a great way to sept up your skateboarding, and move from beginner skateboarding into intermediate skating. Kicklflips aren't super hard, but kickflipping is very impressive to people watching you skateboard. A Kickflip starts with an ollie, so make sure you have learned how to ollie before learning how to kickflip. This article gives advice and information on how to kickflip on a skateboard, step by step instructions on how to kickflip.

How to Kickflip on a Skateboard - Land and Roll Away
Learning how to kickflip on a skateboard is a great way to sept up your skateboarding, and move from beginner skateboarding into intermediate skating. Kicklflips aren't super hard, but kickflipping is very impressive to people watching you skateboard. A Kickflip starts with an ollie, so make sure you have learned how to ollie before learning how to kickflip. This article gives advice and information on how to kickflip on a skateboard, step by step instructions on how to kickflip.

How Do I Kickflip Higher in Skateboarding?
How do you get your kickflips higher? Looking for some instructions and tips on how to get higher kickflips? Or, maybe your kickflips are so low you can't even complete the tricks. A lot of skaters struggle with this - you practice and practice, but your kickflips stay low. What should you do? Read this skatebard trick FAQ to find out the answer!

How To Heelflip on a Skateboard - Learn Heelflip Skateboarding Trick - Heelflip Stance
Heelflip Stance - How to Heelflip on a Skateboard - learn how to perform the heelflip skateboarding trick. Here you can find some advice, common problems, and step by step instruction on how to heelflip your skateboard. The heelflip is a great next trick to learn after the kickflip. Read this step by step how to heelflip article to find out more about how to heelflip on your skateboard!

How To Heelflip on a Skateboard - Learn Heelflip Skateboarding Trick - The Pop & Kick
Pop and kick - How to Heelflip on a Skateboard - learn how to perform the heelflip skateboarding trick. Here you can find some advice, common problems, and step by step instruction on how to heelflip your skateboard. The heelflip is a great next trick to learn after the kickflip. Read this step by step how to heelflip article to find out more about how to heelflip on your skateboard!

How To Heelflip on a Skateboard - Learn Heelflip Skateboarding Trick - Get Out of the Way
Heelflip feet foot placing stance - How to Heelflip on a Skateboard - learn how to perform the heelflip skateboarding trick. Here you can find some advice, common problems, and step by step instruction on how to heelflip your skateboard. The heelflip is a great next trick to learn after the kickflip. Read this step by step how to heelflip article to find out more about how to heelflip on your skateboard!

How To Heelflip on a Skateboard - Learn Heelflip Skateboarding Trick - Stay Level
How to Heelflip on a Skateboard - learn how to perform the heelflip skateboarding trick. Here you can find some advice, common problems, and step by step instruction on how to heelflip your skateboard. The heelflip is a great next trick to learn after the kickflip. Read this step by step how to heelflip article to find out more about how to heelflip on your skateboard!

How To Heelflip on a Skateboard - Learn Heelflip Skateboarding Trick - The Pop & Kick
How to Heelflip on a Skateboard - learn how to perform the heelflip skateboarding trick. Here you can find some advice, common problems, and step by step instruction on how to heelflip your skateboard. The heelflip is a great next trick to learn after the kickflip. Read this step by step how to heelflip article to find out more about how to heelflip on your skateboard!

How To Heelflip on a Skateboard - Learn Heelflip Skateboarding Trick - Land and Roll Away
Heelflip landing - How to Heelflip on a Skateboard - learn how to perform the heelflip skateboarding trick. Here you can find some advice, common problems, and step by step instruction on how to heelflip your skateboard. The heelflip is a great next trick to learn after the kickflip. Read this step by step how to heelflip article to find out more about how to heelflip on your skateboard!

How To Heelflip on a Skateboard - Learn Heelflip Skateboarding Trick - Alternate Style
opposite heelflip - How to Heelflip on a Skateboard - learn how to perform the heelflip skateboarding trick. Here you can find some advice, common problems, and step by step instruction on how to heelflip your skateboard. The heelflip is a great next trick to learn after the kickflip. Read this step by step how to heelflip article to find out more about how to heelflip on your skateboard!

How To Heelflip on a Skateboard - Learn Heelflip Skateboarding Trick - Common Heelflip Problems
Common heelflip problems - How to Heelflip on a Skateboard - learn how to perform the heelflip skateboarding trick. Here you can find some advice, common problems, and step by step instruction on how to heelflip your skateboard. The heelflip is a great next trick to learn after the kickflip. Read this step by step how to heelflip article to find out more about how to heelflip on your skateboard!

No Comply Trick Tip - How to No Comply
No Comply Trick Tips, how to No Comply - The No Comply is an old school skateboarding trick, invented by Neil Blender (he was a pro skater in the 80's). No Complys are done usually on flat ground, like a skatepark or parking lot. The No Comply is not too difficult a skateboard trick, and can look very cool. Also, once you've mastered the No Comply, there are a million variations to the trick that you can try!

No Comply Trick Tip - How to No Comply
No Comply Trick Tips, how to No Comply - The No Comply is an old school skateboarding trick, invented by Neil Blender (he was a pro skater in the 80's). No Complys are done usually on flat ground, like a skatepark or parking lot. The No Comply is not too difficult a skateboard trick, and can look very cool. Also, once you've mastered the No Comply, there are a million variations to the trick that you can try!

No Comply Trick Tip - How to No Comply
No Comply Trick Tips, how to No Comply - The No Comply is an old school skateboarding trick, invented by Neil Blender (he was a pro skater in the 80's). No Complys are done usually on flat ground, like a skatepark or parking lot. The No Comply is not too difficult a skateboard trick, and can look very cool. Also, once you've mastered the No Comply, there are a million variations to the trick that you can try!

No Comply Trick Tip - How to No Comply
No Comply Trick Tips, how to No Comply - The No Comply is an old school skateboarding trick, invented by Neil Blender (he was a pro skater in the 80's). No Complys are done usually on flat ground, like a skatepark or parking lot. The No Comply is not too difficult a skateboard trick, and can look very cool. Also, once you've mastered the No Comply, there are a million variations to the trick that you can try!

What Should I Do to Help My Kid Become a Pro Skateboarder?
What should I do to help my kid become a pro skateboarder? This is a great question, answered here in the Skateboarding FAQ. What should you do to help further your kid's skateboarding ability? Where should you start now if you want a pro skateboarding career in the future? Becoming a pro skater, and having a career as a pro skateboarder, is more and more a legitimate life option! Read this article to see what to do for you son or daughter who wants to become a professional skateboarder.

Preventing and Dealing With Skateboard Injuries
Skateboard Injuries - Preventing and Dealing with Skateboard Injuries. Skateboard injuries are going to happen. Skateboarding is dangerous, and there's no way to stay completely safe. However, there are things you can do to help avoid a lot of skateboard injuries, and there are there are ways to help heal up (both physically and mentally) and get back on your skateboard faster.

How to Build Skateboard Ramps and Obstacles
For skaters, bikers, and anyone else who wants to have fun on their own terms, check out this ever-growing list of our step-by-step instructions on how to build ramps, obstacles, rails and more! These instructions include what tools and materials you need, blueprints, and easy to follow instructions.

How To Pop Shuvit on a Skateboard - Step 7 - Pop Shuvit Front Foot
How To Backside and Frontside Pop Shuvit on a Skateboard - Learning Skateboarding Tricks with Step By Step Instructions Guide. Learn how to Backside and Frontside Shuvit (or Shove It, or Shove-It) and then how to Backside and Frontside Pop-Shuvit with these easy step by step instructions with pictures and illustrations. The Backside and Frontside Pop Shuvit is a great easy skateboarding trick to learn, and these skateboarding trick tips in how to Pop Shuvit should help out quite a bit!

How To Pop Shuvit on a Skateboard - Step 7 - Pop Shuvit Landing
How To Backside and Frontside Pop Shuvit on a Skateboard - Learning Skateboarding Tricks with Step By Step Instructions Guide. Learn how to Backside and Frontside Shuvit (or Shove It, or Shove-It) and then how to Backside and Frontside Pop-Shuvit with these easy step by step instructions with pictures and illustrations. The Backside and Frontside Pop Shuvit is a great easy skateboarding trick to learn, and these skateboarding trick tips in how to Pop Shuvit should help out quite a bit!

How To Pop Shuvit on a Skateboard - Step 5 - Shuvit and Pop Shuvit Problems
How To Backside and Frontside Pop Shuvit on a Skateboard - Learning Skateboarding Tricks with Step By Step Instructions Guide. Learn how to Backside and Frontside Shuvit (or Shove It, or Shove-It) and then how to Backside and Frontside Pop-Shuvit with these easy step by step instructions with pictures and illustrations. The Backside and Frontside Pop Shuvit is a great easy skateboarding trick to learn, and these skateboarding trick tips in how to Pop Shuvit should help out quite a bit!

How To Pop Shuvit on a Skateboard - Step 6 - Pop Shuvit Pop
How To Backside and Frontside Pop Shuvit on a Skateboard - Learning Skateboarding Tricks with Step By Step Instructions Guide. Learn how to Backside and Frontside Shuvit (or Shove It, or Shove-It) and then how to Backside and Frontside Pop-Shuvit with these easy step by step instructions with pictures and illustrations. The Backside and Frontside Pop Shuvit is a great easy skateboarding trick to learn, and these skateboarding trick tips in how to Pop Shuvit should help out quite a bit!

How Do I Keep From Turning When Ollying?
Skateboarding FAQ - spinning or turning in the air while doing an ollie is a common problem when learning to ollie - you get a good enough pop, but you spin sideways while in the air. Why does this happen, and what can you do about it? Read this skateboarding FAQ to get some help with spinning or turning in the air while ollying.

How To Clean Skateboard Bearings - Tri-Flow Lubricant
How To Clean Skateboard Bearings - the tools you'll need, like lubricant and towels and stuff. I'm going to show you the fast, simple and easy way to clean your skateboard bearings. Use this method if your bearings are a little dirty, or just haven't been cleaned in a long time. Cleaning your skateboard bearings like this from time to time will increase your bearing's lifespan, and improve your skateboarding experience (you'll have more fun!).

How To Clean Skateboard Bearings - Hose 'Em Down
How To Clean Skateboard Bearings - Hose 'Em Down with Tri-Flow lubricant - I'm going to show you the fast, simple and easy way to clean your skateboard bearings. Use this method if your bearings are a little dirty, or just haven't been cleaned in a long time. Cleaning your skateboard bearings like this from time to time will increase your bearing's lifespan, and improve your skateboarding experience (you'll have more fun!).

How To Clean Skateboard Bearings - Keep Going
How To Clean Skateboard Bearings - Keep Going - I'm going to show you the fast, simple and easy way to clean your skateboard bearings. Use this method if your bearings are a little dirty, or just haven't been cleaned in a long time. Cleaning your skateboard bearings like this from time to time will increase your bearing's lifespan, and improve your skateboarding experience (you'll have more fun!).

What Is a Stalefish Grab? - Explanation
To perform a Stalefish Grab trick, the skateboarder first gets a lot of air. While in the air, the skateboarder reaches down his or her back arm behind his or her back leg, and grabs the middle of the skateboard between the feet. Find out more about the Stalefish skateboarding grab trick in the skateboarding dictionary!

Sponsored for Skateboarding Without Sponsor-Me Videos
A lot of skaters dream of getting sponsored for skateboarding. The pride, the attention, the free gear, and the stamp of approval - these can all feel great. I have piles of info available on getting sponsored for skateboarding, but I wanted to give another perspective. The following is from the mother of two sponsored skaters who got where they are without self-promotion.

360 Flip Trick Tip - How to 360 Flip on a Skateboard
360 Flip Trick Tip - How to 360 Flip on a Skateboard - The 360 Flip (also known as a

360 Flip Trick Tip - How to 360 Flip on a Skateboard
360 Flip Trick Tip - How to 360 Flip on a Skateboard - The 360 Flip (also known as a

Vert Skateboarding Basics – Just Starting Out Vert Skateboarding
Vert is the name for skateboarding on the huge half pipe ramps, like you see in big skateboarding competitions like the X Games. Riding vert ramps is a lot of fun, but takes some getting used to. Read this article for some basics to keep in mind when learning to skateboard vert!

Vert Skateboarding Basics – Just Starting Out Vert Skateboarding
Vert is the name for skateboarding on the huge half pipe ramps, like you see in big skateboarding competitions like the X Games. Riding vert ramps is a lot of fun, but takes some getting used to. Read this article for some basics to keep in mind when learning to skateboard vert!

Vert Skateboarding Basics – Just Starting Out Vert Skateboarding
Vert is the name for skateboarding on the huge half pipe ramps, like you see in big skateboarding competitions like the X Games. Riding vert ramps is a lot of fun, but takes some getting used to. Read this article for some basics to keep in mind when learning to skateboard vert!

Vert Skateboarding Basics – Just Starting Out Vert Skateboarding
Vert is the name for skateboarding on the huge half pipe ramps, like you see in big skateboarding competitions like the X Games. Riding vert ramps is a lot of fun, but takes some getting used to. Read this article for some basics to keep in mind when learning to skateboard vert!

Vert Skateboarding Basics – Just Starting Out Vert Skateboarding
Vert is the name for skateboarding on the huge half pipe ramps, like you see in big skateboarding competitions like the X Games. Riding vert ramps is a lot of fun, but takes some getting used to. Read this article for some basics to keep in mind when learning to skateboard vert!

How to Do a 360 Flip on a Skateboard
360 Flip Trick Tip - How to 360 Flip on a Skateboard - The 360 Flip (also known as a

360 Flip Trick Tip - How to 360 Flip on a Skateboard
360 Flip Trick Tip - How to 360 Flip on a Skateboard - The 360 Flip (also known as a

360 Flip Trick Tip - How to 360 Flip on a Skateboard
360 Flip Trick Tip - How to 360 Flip on a Skateboard - The 360 Flip (also known as a

How to Build a Skateboard/BMX Kicker Ramp
How to Build a Skateboard Kicker Ramp - A kicker skateboard ramp is one of the easier ramps to build, and doesn't take that much money. Kicker ramps are also a lot of fun to play with, and smaller, so they're easier to put away. The kicker skateboard ramp that you will build with these instructions will come out to 6 feet long, 4 feet wide and a foot and a half tall. Read these instructions on how to build a kicker ramp for skateboarding, and build your own skateboard kicker ramp!

Pro Skateboarder Chris Cole Biography
Chris Cole pro skateboarder profile - this bio of Chris Cole covers information on his biographical information, skateboarding history, career highlights, stats, skater style - everything about Chris Cole.

Eric Koston Pro Skater Stats and Bio
Eric Koston pro skateboarder profile - this bio of Eric Koston covers information on Eric Koston's biographical information, skateboarding history, tricks invented, career highlights, stats, skater style, and more. Read all about Eric Koston.

Longboarding Basics - Pushing and Simple Riding
Longboarding - learn how to longboard skateboard with these simple step by step beginner instructions. Learning to longboard skateboard is fairly simple - get help with what longboarding gear you need to start longboarding, your longboarding stance, how to stand on a longboard, how to push and carve on your longboard, how to stop on a longboard - all the longboarding beginner help and instructions you want in these step by step beginner longboarding instructions.

How to Make Skateboarding Videos
Making your own skateboarding videos is easier now than it ever has been before. Cameras are relatively cheap, editing software is free, and sites like YouTube have made sharing your videos with the world the easiest thing ever! Make your own skateboard videos - learn how to film your own skateboarding videos, and get seen!

Skateboard Filming Guide - How to Make Skateboarding Videos
Making your own skateboarding videos is easier now than it ever has been before. Cameras are relatively cheap, editing software is free, and sites like YouTube have made sharing your videos with the world the easiest thing ever! Make your own skateboard videos - learn how to film your own skateboarding videos, and get seen!

Manualing - Learn How To Manual on a Skateboard - Step 2
Learn how to manual on a skateboard - The Manual skateboarding trick is where the skateboarder balances on his or her back wheels while rolling along (something like a wheelie on a bike - read more in the Skateboarding Dictionary). The Manual is a great skateboarding trick to learn - it's different from all the regular technical flip tricks, and adds a good variety. Plus, learning to manual on your skateboard isn't all that hard - it just takes balance and lots of practice. Learn how here.

Manualing - Learn How To Manual on a Skateboard - Step 4
Learn how to manual on a skateboard - The Manual skateboarding trick is where the skateboarder balances on his or her back wheels while rolling along (something like a wheelie on a bike - read more in the Skateboarding Dictionary). The Manual is a great skateboarding trick to learn - it's different from all the regular technical flip tricks, and adds a good variety. Plus, learning to manual on your skateboard isn't all that hard - it just takes balance and lots of practice. Learn how here.

Manualing - Learn How To Manual on a Skateboard - Step 5
Learn how to manual on a skateboard - The Manual skateboarding trick is where the skateboarder balances on his or her back wheels while rolling along (something like a wheelie on a bike - read more in the Skateboarding Dictionary). The Manual is a great skateboarding trick to learn - it's different from all the regular technical flip tricks, and adds a good variety. Plus, learning to manual on your skateboard isn't all that hard - it just takes balance and lots of practice. Learn how here.

How to Footbreak on a Skateboard or Longboard
Footbreaking is a great way to stop, simply and easily, on a skateboard or longboard. Follow these easy foot breaking instructions from Adam Squared, and gain confidence in being able to stop your skateboard or longboard!

How to Footbreak on a Skateboard or Longboard
Footbreaking is a great way to stop, simply and easily, on a skateboard or longboard. Follow these easy foot breaking instructions from Adam Squared, and gain confidence in being able to stop your skateboard or longboard!

How to Footbreak on a Skateboard or Longboard
Footbreaking is a great way to stop, simply and easily, on a skateboard or longboard. Follow these easy foot breaking instructions from Adam Squared, and gain confidence in being able to stop your skateboard or longboard!

How to Footbreak on a Skateboard or Longboard
Footbreaking is a great way to stop, simply and easily, on a skateboard or longboard. Follow these easy foot breaking instructions from Adam Squared, and gain confidence in being able to stop your skateboard or longboard!

How to Footbreak on a Skateboard or Longboard
Footbreaking is a great way to stop, simply and easily, on a skateboard or longboard. Follow these easy foot breaking instructions from Adam Squared, and gain confidence in being able to stop your skateboard or longboard!

How To Replace Skateboard Bearings - Installing
How To Replace Skateboard Bearings - Installing - Replacing your skateboard bearings, installing new skateboard bearings, and putting your cleaned skateboard bearings back on can be quick and easy, once you know the tricks. Read though these simple step by step instructions to find out how to replace your skateboard bearings.

How To Replace Skateboard Bearings - Washers
How To Replace Skateboard Bearings - Washers - Replacing your skateboard bearings, installing new skateboard bearings, and putting your cleaned skateboard bearings back on can be quick and easy, once you know the tricks. Read though these simple step by step instructions to find out how to replace your skateboard bearings.

How To Replace Skateboard Bearings - Tighten Softly
How To Replace Skateboard Bearings - Tighten Softly - Replacing your skateboard bearings, installing new skateboard bearings, and putting your cleaned skateboard bearings back on can be quick and easy, once you know the tricks. Read though these simple step by step instructions to find out how to replace your skateboard bearings.

How To Replace Skateboard Bearings - Loosen to Jiggly
How To Replace Skateboard Bearings - Loosen to Jiggly - Replacing your skateboard bearings, installing new skateboard bearings, and putting your cleaned skateboard bearings back on can be quick and easy, once you know the tricks. Read though these simple step by step instructions to find out how to replace your skateboard bearings.

How To Replace Skateboard Bearings - Wheels in Place
How To Replace Skateboard Bearings - Wheels in Place - Replacing your skateboard bearings, installing new skateboard bearings, and putting your cleaned skateboard bearings back on can be quick and easy, once you know the tricks. Read though these simple step by step instructions to find out how to replace your skateboard bearings.

Cleaning and Replacing Parts from your Skateboard Trucks and Bushings
Learn how to clean and replace the parts inside your skateboarding trucks. This is the 5th step in replacing your skateboards bushings - follow these easy step by step instructions and learn how to clean and replace the parts inside your skateboard trucks, while learning how to install new skateboard bushings with these instructions.

Disassembling your Skateboard Trucks
Now to get to how to disassemble your skateboard trucks. The first step in disassembling your skateboard trucks is removing the nut on the end of the kingpin. I've heard this nut called the

Taking apart the Skateboard Trucks
Learning how to take apart your skateboard trucks is easy in these step by step instructions on taking apart your skateboard trucks. This is the fourth step in the how to replace your skateboard bushings instructions. Learn all about taking apart and disassembling skateboard trucks with these easy instructions on how to take apart skateboard trucks, with photos.

Assembling Skateboard Trucks
Assembling skateboard trucks is easy - follow these instructions on how to assemble skateboard trucks, step by step. Putting together your skateboard trucks is the 6th step in these instructions on how to work on and replace the bushings in your skateboard trucks. Learn how to assemble your skateboard trucks with these great instructions and step by step how to assemble skateboard trucks directions.

Tools, and What's the Kingpin? - Replacing Skateboard Bushings
Read these directions on replacing your skateboard bushings, and taking apart and assembling your skateboard trucks. These directions make it easy to understand and follow along in replacing your skateboard bushings or simply taking apart and putting together your skateboarding trucks. Read this skateboard truck maintenance directions and instructions for more information, step by step photos and directions, and help with troubleshooting skateboard truck maintenance, assembly and disassembly.

Skateboard Events and Competitions Calendar
Skateboarding events and competitions - an interactive calendar of skateboarding contests, events, trade shows, and anything else skateboarding, all over the world. If you have an event that you think should be listed here, please e-mail me!

Skate shop business - The Problem of Mall Chain Stores
Skate Shops - As skateboard manufacturers continue to sell to mall chain skateboard shops like Zumiez, they can afford to undercut independent core retailers, killing the heart of the local skateboard scene. What should skateboard shops do about it? What can the small skate retailer do, and what should skateboard manufacturers do?

Arkansas Cop Attacks Skateboarders - Skylar Nalls tells his story of Go Skateboarding Day
On June 21st, 2007, we skateboarders celebrated Go Skateboarding Day. In Hot Springs, Arkansas, a resort town, a group of friends were skateboarding through town, when an officer attacked them. You can watch the whole video on YouTube - it's pretty shocking. The video shows everything in painful detail. One of the skaters named Skylar Nalls, who photographed the incident, has come forward to tell his side of the story. Page 2.

Police Harassment and Skateboarding
Police harassment is a horrible problem, but something a lot of skaters end up facing. It's unfortunate, especially since the police are the ones with all the authority. So what should you do when harassed by the police? How do you report a bad cop? What can skaters do to protect themselves from police harassment and brutality?

Are breaking skateboards and tearing shoes normal?
Skateboarders tend to break a lot of stuff. Skateboards tend to be at the top of the list, skateboard shoes get blown out and ripped up, pants get ripped... parents can often wonder if this is normal! After all, if you're the ones paying for all of this, you probably want to make sure your skater isn't just being too rough, and isn't being foolish. So, is it normal to need to buy skateboard shoes every few months? Is it normal to break a skateboard every month?

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 11.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 5.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 18.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 13.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 9.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 17.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 16.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 4.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 15.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 10.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 8.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 14.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 12.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 7.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 6.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery!

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery!

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 3.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery! Page 2.

Zeke and Luther Show Skateboard Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the Zeke and Luther tv show on Disney XD! It's about 2 kids (Zeke and Luther) who strive to come professional skateboarders. It’s also full of outrageous stunts. If you love to laugh, you’ll love this show. See photos from the Zeke and Luther show here in this picture gallery!

Does Skateboarding Have a Place in the Olympics?
Skateboarding as an Olympic sport has been a controversial topic for a while now - at Fall ASR 2004, IASC (the International Association of Skateboard Companies) met and part of the discussion covered the question of skateboarding in the Olympics. Should skateboarding be an Olympic sport? How wouldskateboarding as an Olympic sport change skateboarding? And should skating be called a sport at all? Read this article to hear about what was discussed, and the future of olympic skateboarding.

How To Remove Skateboard Bearings - Hook on Truck Axle
How To Remove Skateboard Bearings - Hook on Truck Axle - taking out skateboarding bearings is easier than it may seem - follow these simple step by step instructions for removing skateboard bearings, and see for yourself. Take out your own skateboarding bearings without destroying the bearings - important for cleaning your bearings and skateboard maintenance! Read more.

How To Remove Skateboard Bearings - Slowly Pry
How To Remove Skateboard Bearings - Slowly Pry - taking out skateboarding bearings is easier than it may seem - follow these simple step by step instructions for removing skateboard bearings, and see for yourself. Take out your own skateboarding bearings without destroying the bearings - important for cleaning your bearings and skateboard maintenance! Read more.

How to Remove Skateboard Bearings - Take Off the Wheels
How To Remove Skateboard Bearings - Remove the Wheels - taking out skateboarding bearings is easier than it may seem - follow these simple step by step instructions for removing skateboard bearings, and see for yourself. Take out your own skateboarding bearings without destroying the bearings - important for cleaning your bearings and skateboard maintenance! Read more. Page 2.

Silverfish Longboarding's Top Ten Longboarding Products of 2012
It's been a huge year for longboarding and it's hard to imagine the expansive growth the scene has experienced. Over the past few years, there has been a steady increase in the number of manufacturers who have put their support behind product manufacturing and innovation to serve the growing longboard market. No year, however, was as big as 2012. It is impossible to argue with the number of new products being offered.... read more.

Silverfish Longboarding's Top Ten Longboarding Products of 2012
It's been a huge year for longboarding and it's hard to imagine the expansive growth the scene has experienced. Over the past few years, there has been a steady increase in the number of manufacturers who have put their support behind product manufacturing and innovation to serve the growing longboard market. No year, however, was as big as 2012. It is impossible to argue with the number of new products being offered.... read more.

How to Build a Launch Ramp
For skaters and bikers who really want to hurt themselves, I give you instructions for how to make a launch ramp! Want to sail through the air, look awesome, and impress everyone in the world? Then a launch ramp is for you! A launch ramp is similar to a quarter pipe but made so that you can fly off the end (so no coping or deck). These instructions are for a launch ramp six feet long, two and a half feet wide and two and a half feet tall.

Top WORST Skateboarder Gifts!
Top WORST Skateboarder Gifts - With Christmas right around the corner, I got to thinking about all the people rushing frantically to find the right gift, or ANY gift, for their skater kid, spouse or significant other. I've already made some lists with gift ideas, and asked you to post what YOU would want, but what about what you DON'T want? Here's my list of what NOT to buy for your loved one this Christmas:

August Skateboard Events Calendar - Skateboarding Contest and Events for August 2009
August Skateboard Events Calendar - Skateboard Contest and Events for August. August skateboard contests and events calendar, listing skateboarding contests, big events, skateboard trade shows, parties, big skate competitions, etc. If you know of an event you'd like added to the August calendar, please let me know!

November Skateboard Events Calendar - Skateboarding Contest and Events for November 2009
November Skateboard Events Calendar - Skateboard Contest and Events for November. November skateboard contests and events calendar, listing skateboarding contests, big events, skateboard trade shows, parties, big skate competitions, etc. If you know of an event you'd like added to the November calendar, please let me know!

September Skateboard Events Calendar - Skateboarding Contest and Events for September 2009
September Skateboard Events Calendar - Skateboard Contest and Events for September. September skateboard contests and events calendar, listing skateboarding contests, big events, skateboard trade shows, parties, big skate competitions, etc. If you know of an event you'd like added to the September calendar, please let me know!