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How To : Pogo on a skateboard

Learn handed and no handed pogo tricks with these skateboard tips. The pogo is a super fun trick that takes balance and skill. It's advanced flat land trick you should learn ollies and grabs before you get into the pogo.

How To : Ollie higher on a skateboard

This video shows how to ollie higher on a skateboard. It has demonstrations from Melvin the Nerd, who shows proper technique to ollie. The ollie is done best when your board is pushed backward as you are jumping, then pushed forward as you are elevating. To practice while movi ...more

How To : Clean your skateboard griptape

In this tutorial, we learn how to clean your skateboard grip tape. To do this, you will need: window cleaner, an old toothbrush, and paper towels. After this, you will spray the area with the window cleaner and then scrub it with the toothbrush. Scrub it until it comes up clea ...more

How To : Do skateboard carving at a skatepark

Park Skateboarding: Show Off Your Skills The first skateparks appeared in the 1970s, and nowadays, they're the epicenter of the skateboarding world, a place to see and be seen. That being the case, you don't want to show up to the park without your "A" game. Let our trick gui ...more

How To : Do an Early Grab trick on your longboard

Longboards are known more for being fun to ride than for their great potential for tricks, but if you ride a longboard and like to get a little air, watch this video! It will teach you how to do an early grab off a curb or other drop. Basically, you just grab the board right b ...more

How To : Maintain a skateboard

Your skateboard takes a lot of abuse. A quick check of your board before each ride will keep it in top condition so it doesn’t send you into a “slam.” You Will Need * A skateboard * A damp towel * An electric sander or sandpaper * Grip tape * A plastic or metal bristle brush * ...more

How To : Do a magic flip or a kick flip

Start out with your foot on the back of your skateboard where you would flip an ollie. Put the front foot a little bit behind the front vault of the wheels. When you first start, you might want to have your foot back even a little more to make it easier. Pop and slide your foo ...more

How To : Do a slapdown ollie up a curb on a longboard

Longboards are known more for their efficiency of transport and thrilling downhill riding than for tricks. Silly Rabbit, tricks are for shortboards! Or not. This video will show you how to do a cool little longboard trick, a slapdown ollie onto a curb. It's pretty easy, and is ...more

How To : Rethread your skateboard truck axle

Have beat up trucks? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to rethread your skateboard truck axle. There are two techniques to rethread your axle rod on your skateboard truck. You can use either a grinder or a rethreader.

How To : Do a toeside predrift on a longboard downhill run

Longboarding is one of the most fun things that you can do in a dry, hilly, sparsly-populated (if you value your life) area. This video will teach you how to do a cool downhill longboarding trick, a toeside predrift. It's gnarly, dangerous, and totally awesome.

How To : Make sharp turns on a skateboard

Making sharp turns on a skateboard is easy with these tips. Get expert advice on skateboard decks and tricks in this video lesson. Take action: put weight on heels to turn left, put weight on toes to turn right, pick up 2 front tires & pivot for quick turns, and lead with uppe ...more

How To : Change the wheels and bearings on your scooter

Scooters have been out for a while now, but they're still an excellent, inexpensive way to commute if you're not going too long a distance. But scooters, like bikes or cars, need their regular maintenance too. This outdoor recreation video teaches you how to change the wheels ...more

How To : Do a flamingo flatlands trick on a skateboard

The flamingo is a somewhat obscure flatlands skateboarding trick in which the skater swings the board around their leg and stands in a flamingo-like pose for a moment, supporting the board at an angle with their legs, and then drops back into skating from there. No fancy ramps ...more

How To : Do a No-Comply Impossible on a skateboard

This is a video dedicated to the teaching of the skateboarding trick called the No-Comply Impossible. The No-comply Impossible is not too hard, and this video will tell you how to do it as well as fix any problems you may have with it.

How To : Do a manual on a scooter

This is a tutorial explaining how to do a manual on a scooter. It covers different aspects of the manual, such as foot placement and control. With these tips, you should be doing a manual on your scooter in no time.

News : High-Tech Tron Skate Ramp

Okay, so it's a gigantic ad. It still looks amazing. Below, a Tron Legacy skate ramp in Melbourne, Australia, created by interactive agency ENESS: "Each rider is equipped with an ipod and our custom-built app to measure their air time and trigger graphics whilst in the air an ...more

How To : Do a standard kickflip on a skateboard

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a kick-flip on a skateboard. Begin by putting the back foot on the tail and the front foot near the center of the board. Place the feet in an angled or squared position. Ride at a moderate speed. To perform the kick-flip, pop the ...more

How To : Do the cross step on the long board

The Cross step is a great looking skateboard trick. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to perform the cross step on the longboard. Be sure to wear safety gear when attempting this board trick.

How To : Grip-tape your casterboard deck

Grip-taping your casterboard is very important for traction, and if you don't know how, this video will help you, with three different methods of putting grip tape on the deck of your casterboard. Ryan Wilson and Axis shows you the tricks to gripping your board. Be careful wi ...more

How To : Ollie with ease for beginners

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform an Ollie, kick flip and shuv-it skateboarding tricks. For the Ollie, begin with the back foot on the tip of the tail and the front foot on the middle of the board. Bend your knees slightly and extend your back as you raise u ...more

How To : Make your own skateboard deck from scratch

This video, by GC Productions, brings you this segment of "Hammered and Screwed". In this episode, they teach you how to make your own skateboard at home, using materials you may have around the house or may find at your local hardware store. You will need 6 to 9 pieces of woo ...more

How To : Kickflip and ollie on the Ripstik

Do you have a RipStik? Maybe you've seen some of the impressive looking tricks you can perform on one. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to kicklip and ollie on a RipStik.

How To : Do a hippie jump on a skateboard

To do a hippie jump on a skateboard, first find a good hippie jump target. A good target is something that your board can easily fit under. Approach the target rolling at a comfortable speed. When you are near the target, jump straight up so your skateboard continues rolling u ...more

How To : Build a rad kicker launch ramp for skateboarding

Watch this video to learn how to build a launch ramp. Step by step process to building you very own wooden launch ramp for skating or biking! Fast and economical way to have fun while skating! First make sure to draw a stencil to make cutting the wood easier. To save money you ...more

How To : Do a foot plant on a skateboard

The foot plant is one of the easiest and most basic types of plant tricks to perform. You simply stand on a spine with one foot, hold the board by the trucks, then drop back in! This video demonstrates the trick and teaches you how to perform it yourself, adding some flair to ...more

How To : Do a stalefish slide on a longboard

Short skateboards are more associated with doing tricks than their longboard cousins, but that doesn't mean there aren't gnarly moves that you can do while you're riding downhill on your longboard. This video will show you how to do a stalefish grab on a longboard. You may kno ...more

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