Archive for the 'Skateboarding' Category

Skateboarding Basics

By Dan Talley Skateboarding has been around since the 1950s, although no one really knows who invented the very first skateboard. Several people may have developed it at the same time. The wood part of the skateboard is known as the deck, and it has drastically changed over the years. The very first skateboard consisted […]

Skate Board Ramps For Beginners How to Choose the Right Ramp For You

By Matt Markle If you are a beginner skater, you may want to go out and buy the biggest skate board ramp available, but unless you want to become good friends with the ground (and possibly your emergency room) you will want to start out with something smaller. Size matters. Beginner skaters should start out […]

Skateboarding is a Great Way to Get Your Kids Off the Couch and Outdoors

By John Pauls The world of technology is fun and it is all around us. Yet there are some drawbacks to it as well. Many parents fondly remember the days when they spent the summer outdoors playing with their friends. Even after school they would find great activities to take part in until dinner time. […]

Skateboarding For Professionals Starting With the Right Gear

By John Pauls Having the perfect skateboard set up is only part of the equation for someone that rides on one professionally. Having the right gear is the other half of making it all come together. Even though these professionals make it seem so easy, there are still at a risk for injuries to occur. […]

Why Skateboarding is So Popular

By Camille Parker Skateboarding is one of the most popular sports in X games. The X games are held annually and focus on extreme action sports. Skateboarding has become a rage amongst the youngsters. The speed, creativity, and the skills required to do skateboard tricks make it an interesting as well as challenging sport. This […]

Some Common Skateboarding Phrases

By Duke McCallister If you’ve ever conversed with a hardcore and dedicated skateboarders, then you know that, sometimes, they use terms and phrases which don’t often make sense. Now, it’s not that they’ve been taken over by a poltergeist and are now speaking in tongues. Rather, over the years, skateboarding has developed its own culture […]

The Future of Skateboarding

By Brad Jakes Where have we been, where are we now and where is skateboarding going ? The Beginning If we’re going to try to figure out the future, it’s probably a good idea to head back first and see how this thing started. It all began in the fifties, when Californian surfers started attaching […]

What is a Skateboard?

By Camille Parker A skateboard is a four wheeled board made from plastic or wooden with rollers at the bottom. Skateboards are ridden by youngsters to enjoy various skateboarding tricks and stunts. Skateboarding is done by pushing the board with one foot while keeping the other on the board. Skateboarding is a sport but some […]

The Changing of a Shoe The Skateboard Shoe

By Jack Moe Remember when skateboarding was just another trend and our parents wished it would just go away? I do. And, skateboarding didn’t go away. Now the activity is as much a part of American popular culture as baseball and football. When I was an adolescent and skating just hit my town, me and […]

Anatomy of a Skateboard

By Duke McCallister Upon a first or quick glance, a skateboard looks pretty simple and innocuous. In layman’s terms, a skateboard deck is just a piece of wood with some wheels attached to its bottom. However, as with just about anything in life, upon closer inspection, you’ll quickly discover that there’s much more to a […]