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 clean and there is no dirt left on the surface. From here, you will need to use the paper towels to clean the residue off of your board. Make sure to dry it off completely so you don't waterlog your board. do this to all the...

How To: Nail a kickflip

Get that board spinning! Let the guys show you how to nail the perfect kick flip, or as it was formerly know, a magic flip. The kick flip's principles are simple and can be done by anyone who follows this video correctly. It isn't hard to follow this video as each step is broken down and played in slow motion with a detailed and concise explanation. While also showing off their own moves, we see how to avoid common errors and problems we may encounter as we embark on nailing the perfect kick ...

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 a very cool way to arrive somewhere on your longboard.

How To: Do skateboard eggplants 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 guide get you up to speed. Watch this video tutorial to see how to do skateboard eggplants at a skatepark.

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 under the target. You will then land on your skateboard on the other side of the target and roll away. Make sure that you don't jump forward because it will cause your skateboard to roll backwards and you will not be able...

How To: Make the best skateboard wax

In this video, we learn how to make the best skateboard wax. First, take an empty soda bottle and cut it in half. Next, fill the bottom third of the can with vegetable oil. Next, add in some butter in with the vegetable oil, cutting it into small pieces. Now, you can put this on the stove so it heats up and melts the oil with the butter. When this has melted, pour the liquid into an empty Chap Stick container and then let it harden up. After this has hardened up, you will be able to use it as...

Tony Hawk: Still the World's Best Skateboarder at Age 42

Tony Hawk may very well be the greatest skateboarder of all time. At age 42, the legendary Hawk can still pull off a 900. For those who don't know, a "900" refers to a 900 degree aerial spin off of a skateboard ramp. This is one of the most insane skateboarding tricks, and Hawk is one of only four (in the world) who have ever pulled it off.

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 wood veneer, cut to 30" by 10", (the amount of pieces you will need depends on the thickness of the veneer, and how much flex you would like in your skateboard), and enough wood glue to coat each piece. Once they have glued...

How To: Do switch kickflips on a skateboard

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a switch kick-flip on a skateboard. It is the same as a regular kick-flip, except you switch your stance. Users should be able to perform a regular kick-flip before attempting this trick. Start with the front foot near angled near the bolts and back foot on the tail of the board. Pop the tail hard and flick the front foot outwards. Make sure that your weight is centered and do not lean to far back or forward. This video will benefit those viewer...

How To: Do a fakie kickflip on a skateboard

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a fakie kick-flip on a skateboard. Users should first know how to do the kick-flip before attempting this trick. Begin in a kick-flip position, with the back foot on the tail and the front foot slightly above the center of the board. Bend your knees and pop the tail. Flick your front foot up and out off the board. Then catch in midair on both your feet. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in skateboarding, and would like to ...

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 know this move as an air from shortboarding, but on a longboard you don't even need to jump to do it! Watch this, then get out to your local hill and try it out.

How To: Perform slides on the skateboard

Are you just learning how to perform slides on the skateboard? Take a look at this tutorial and learn how to properly do a number of slides including speed check slides, slides with grabs, and dancing and sliding. Be sure to wear slide gloves when attempting these tricks.

How To: Kickflip in 2 hours

dark star armor light 9 teaches you how to kick flip in 2 hours or less. You need to know how to Ollie first, before trying to learn how to kick flip. You start off with your back foot on the tail and your front foot, at an angle, pointing towards the front bolts, just behind them. Bend you legs to jump and push down on the tail. Once in the air, slide your front foot forward to make the board spin. Land safely on it and bend your legs again to cushion your fall. Practice will make this trick...

How To: Make a cheap grind box

For this project you will need 2 Wooden palettes (long as you can get), angle iron (coping made from steel), Sheet of ply (or any other wood will do fine) and the usual tools like nails, hammer and saw. Stick the two wooden palettes together using glue and make sure they're dry before using them. Cover them on all sides using the ply wood. Next, place the angle iron on the side of the top palettes, for grinding. Leave it all to dry and make sure it doesn't bend or break before using it.

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 before you get your air, which give you enough to get up and recover before you hit the ground. This is one of the few airs you can reasonably do with a longboard, so practice up!

14-Wheeled Skateboard: Is More Better?

I'm no skateboarding pro, so I'm curious. In the case of the 14-wheeled skateboard, does the saying "less is more" apply? Flowlab's unconventional skateboard has been around since the early '90's, and has yet to replace the conventional 4-wheeled model. It boasts that it can "carve to 45 degree angles with no resistance and fluid transitions edge-to-edge", but how does it handle an ollie? Those in the know, please comment below.

How To: Do a rad handplant on your skateboard

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a hand plant on a skateboard. Users will first need to be able to do low kick turns, using one hand on the ground. After comfortable doing the low kick turns, try grabbing the board and lifting it up as you turn. Practice this at least 5000 times. Once you are ready, try lifting your board and spinning it in a 180 turn. Try it on a small ramp first and as you gradually get better, use larger ramps. The faster you go, the easier it is to put your...

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're going to want to get 2 cut-outs from each sheet of wood. You will need 7 or 8 two foot 2x4's to connect the outer shells. Next you put 3/8" sheet of plywood on top to finish you ramp! To make it even easier try getti...

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