Skateboarders That Aren’t Particularly Liked by The Community

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We often praise skateboarding for being a warm and welcoming community. However, skaters can be quite judgemental towards skateboard brands, tricks and, well, other skaters. While it usually originates from a good place. Skaters care about perpetuating the original spirit and freedom associated with skateboarding. It can result in pretty harsh comments, or straight up … Read more

9 Ways To Break In Skate Shoes Fast

breaking in a skate shoe with a microwave

Brand new skate shoes just don’t feel the same as a pair that you have been skating for weeks. When skating in brand new skate shoes your feet get sore, the shoes are stiff and don’t have any flex, and your tricks aren’t as smooth as they usually are. This is the opposite of what … Read more

How Skateboard Decks Are Made

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Basically a skateboard is a piece of shaped plywood with wheels that you ride around your town and skatepark. But there is much more to your skateboard deck than that. If you are the inquisitive type, you want to know how this piece of wood that has given you a mix of pleasure and pain … Read more

Where Should I Put My Feet on a Skateboard?

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Have you ever stood on a skateboard? Did you will fall flat on your back?! If not, you are one of the lucky few that didn’t eat it when the skateboard unexpectedly rolled out from under your feet. But once you figure it out and practice standing on a skateboard, knowing where to put your … Read more

Why Tony Hawk is The Best Skateboarder Ever

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If you mention skateboarding to almost anyone they will likely mention Tony Hawk. Is it because he is the best skateboarder of all time? Some folks would say “Yes, He is the best ever!” Others would say “Not even close!” The opinions can be strong on this topic, so lets break this down and see … Read more

What Skateboards Decks Are Made of & Why it Matters

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Skateboard decks are made from a variety of materials. The most common material is Hard Maple. While decks can be made from other woods and a combination of woods and fibre reinforcement, Hard Maple has been tried tested and trued for decades. But if you have requirements that Maple cannot meet, there are a plethora … Read more