15 Skateboarding Facts You Didn’t Know About

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Skateboarding is an internationally recognized sport and lifestyle that millions of people worldwide have the pleasure of enjoying. We have top-notch skateparks all over the globe, high-profile professional stars, jaw-dropping Olympic events, and some of the coolest apparel brands in all of sports. Considering the origin of skateboarding compared to the level it’s at today, … Read more

Picking The Right Skateboard Size Is A Journey

skateboards laying on the ground

In my younger years, I didn’t think much about the size of the board I was riding. As long as it didn’t look enormous, had a cool graphic, and was shredded on by one of my favorite professionals, I’d be more than willing to try it. Now, after two decades of experience, hundreds of skateboards, … Read more

How Long a Skateboard Deck Lasts Depends on You

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If your skateboard deck loses pop and hardly has any tail left, it’s time to replace it. At this point tricks takes a lot of effort and your board is hard to control. It also increases the risk of injuries. A functional skateboard deck should have at least a bit of tail and nose left, … 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

adding concave to a skateboard deck with pressure

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

Why Do My Skate Shoes Rip So Fast?

ripped skate shoe

Decent skate shoes aren’t supposed to rip easily, but if your shoes rip quickly, there are a couple of reasons. Keep in mind that skate shoes are supposed to wear eventually, expecially near the kickflip and ollie area. There are easy ways to prevent shoes from ripping. Patching the vulnarable areas or Shoe Goo are … Read more

Where Should I Put My Feet on a Skateboard?

feet position while pushing a skateboard

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