Photographer Noah Abrams traveled to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009 to document the emerging skateboarding scene there. The results are (frankly) incredible:
Learn how to do a BS Smith Stall on your skateboard by watching this informative tutorial.
Skateboarding trick tips on how to do Casper Flips and Hospital Flips.
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...
The trucks on your skateboard are it's only piece of connective material, and keeping them clean and lubricated is absolutely crucial to having good rides. Watch this video to learn how to take apart, lubricate, and the put back together your trucks.
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.
Powerslide on your longboard with tips from this video. Put your back foot in a "Y" position a little far away from your shoulder. (Does it make sense?)
Watch this video to learn how to make a cheap grind rail without welding. This does involve stealing a stop sign which is illegal.
This Video will show you how to replace or change the battery on your Razor E200 electric scooter.
So, you want to learn how to kickflip? As with other skateboarding tricks, this requires mental and physical practice.
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.
This is a quick video tutorial demonstrating how to effectively master a tailwhip on a scooter. Watch and learn!
Doing flip tricks on a longboard is freaking hard. If you are at the point where you can do a few, watch this video to learn from pro rider James Kelly how to do what may be a completely original trick, here deemed the Double Rainbow. It consists of a shove-it with a body varial in the middle.
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.
A video dedicated to the teaching of the skateboarding trick called the Inward Heelflip. This skateboard tutorial covers areas such as foot placement and common mistakes made while practicing the Inward Heelflip.
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...
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 any spine transfers you may be aiming to perform.
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...
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...
Broken or missing skateboard wheels aren't the end of the world. In just a few minutes, you can replace them.
Check out this video tutorial from professional skateboarder Danny Way on how to perform a pivot fakie trick on your board. Danny Way will show you how to do this move on the mini ramp, for your safety.
Learn to freeboard with Bob and Sica. Don't get it? Well it's a skateboard with 6 wheels capable of stopping on a hair and carving like you're on snow and not pavement.
This is a video tutorial describing how to clean your skateboard or longboard bearings. The first step is to put your skateboard or longboard into its stand and take off all four of its wheels. Then put your wheels back on the board and then off the board multiple times. This will help clean all of the debris off of the bearings. You should repeat this process at every wheel. Then take all of the bearings off of your skateboard and clean the grime off of them will and old t-shirt and then thr...
This is a video dedicated to the teaching of the skateboarding trick called the 360 Manual. Learning the 360 manual is not very hard, it just takes practice.
Enhance your longboarding skills by properly executing the varial flip maneuver. Learn the technical details behind properly doing this move by watching this video from Loaded Boards. Adam S demonstrates this move on a Loaded Bhangra Complete longboard.
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 up. Pop the tail of the board and roll the front foot on the nose of the board to land it. For the kick flip, start with an Ollie position and bend the knees. Pop the tail and roll your front foot to the nose. Flick with ...
The switch pivot is a skateboard trick that gets your whole body above the coping. Learn how to perform a switch pivot from a skateboarding professional in this free skateboarding video series.
Professional skateboarder Ryan Smith teaches you how to perform a frontside flip on your board in this video tutorial.
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.
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...
This video will show you an easy way how to lubricate the chain on your Razor Electric Scooter. This process is shown on the E200, it should also be the same on the E300,and E100.
This video will show you how to easily adjust the chain on your Razor E200 or E300 electric scooter.
The first thing to do is to untie the laces as they have come, and then remove the laces from the shoe. Begin by lacing at the bottom, lacing in, so that the lace is above the flaps on the side. You then take one side of the lace and put it in the hole above the one it has come out on, on the same side, and lace it through. You will then pull it directly over and lace it through the second hole on the opposite side. You will repeat with the other side in the next available hole, all the way u...
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.
So, you've finally figured out how to stand up on your skateboard and ride it without having the thing fly out from underneath you. The only problem is, you don't know how to stop. Instead of jumping off when you're headed towards traffic, watch this video and learn how to stop your skateboard three different ways.
Ever since Stacy Peralta and the Z Boys brought surfing out of the sea, skateboarding has been confined to its rigid four wheels.
In this tutorial, we learn how to do a boneless flip skateboard trick. When you do this, it should be in one smooth and fluid movement, so practice each part before you do it. You have to reach down, put your hand on the board and slide your foot off. You can pull the board straight up or scoop it out, depending on what you prefer. Once you lift the board up, you will place it right back on the ground and keep riding. You don't want to just grab the board and have it fall, you can flip the bo...
Check out this skateboarding tutorial video to learn how to do a pressure flip on a skateboard. Learn proper foot positioning and techniques with this step by step guide. This instructional video also covers common mistakes to avoid. The trick can be very intimidating to learn, but keep at it, and take it to the streets. Keep practicing these tips and suggestions and soon you'll be skateboarding like a pro.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a fakie front-side flip on a skateboard. This trick can be done at any speed. Users should be able to do a front-side flip before attempting this trick. Begin by position the back foot on the tail and front foot below the bolts of the board. Pop the tail down and turn over to your shoulder to rotate your body. Flick the board outwards and then land the 180 degree turn on the board. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy skateboarding an...
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...