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...
In this trick tip tutorial video, professional skateboarder Colin McKay will show you how to perform a backside 50-50 on your board.
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...
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.
Photographer Noah Abrams traveled to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009 to document the emerging skateboarding scene there. The results are (frankly) incredible:
This is a short explaining the scooter trick known as the briflip; it's a fairly easy trick to land once you have enough air. The briflip takes about a week to learn and land perfectly 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.
Watch this video to learn how to make a cheap grind rail without welding. This does involve stealing a stop sign which is illegal.
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...
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 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.
This video will show you how to easily adjust the chain on your Razor E200 or E300 electric scooter.
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?)
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 simple demonstration of how to design and paint your own skateboard, a great way of combining your art and your riding and bring more originality to your local skate park.
Riding a skateboard can be a blast, but not when your skateboard gets hard to handle because of dirty bearings. Here's how to keep them clean. Watch this video to learn how to clean skateboard bearings.
This short instructional video will help you properly install foot straps on a Dirtsurfer Deluxe.
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.
Want to grind a rail and not just roll around on your skateboard? Let our professional skateboarder show you how make the jump to the next level in this free skateboarding instructional video series.
This scooter how-to will show you how you can do a grind on a ledge or a curb on your scooter.
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.
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.
There are tons of cool tricks you can do on a skateboard and an FS 180 is one of the most fun. The FS 180 or FrontSide 180 is a neat move. This video will take you through the steps necessary to perform an FS 180 on your own.
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.
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...
Doing a 360 on a skateboard is easy with these tips. Get expert advice on skateboard decks and tricks in this video tutorial. Take action: keep your foot on the tail, turn the upper body first, balance on back wheels, front wheels lift slightly, and turn body in any direction. Shawn, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, has over twenty years of skateboarding knowledge. He has appeared in Slap, Thrasher and Transworld magazines and his sponsors include Venture Trucks, Ricta Wh...
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...
This Video will show you how to replace or change the battery on your Razor E200 electric scooter.
Want to learn some new skateboard tricks? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to perform a melon on the skateboard. Before you attempt this move, you'll want to be familiar with executing ollies. When performing this skate board trick, you want to grab near the middle of your deck.
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.
Many of the most popular longboard tricks are based on sliding, since jumping one of these boards is tough. If you're pretty good already and can do some backside slides, watch this video for tips on pulling a 1-foot backside 180, difficult but awesome.
Learn how to 50-50 grind with a skateboard. After you've mastered some skateboarding fundamentals, try moving on to the 50-50 grind.
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to perform the long board trick chopping the wood. This trick is performed by jumping the heel side of the board with the front foot while kick the back foot out and then jumping back toe side. This is done while carving and you can set it up with combinations of other tricks such as walking the plank or the cross step. Be sure to wear safety gear when attempting this trick.
With this video, we learn how to do a shove-it revert on a PumpRockr skateboard. This is a fun board to skate on because the skating system is different. The front wheel will turn in place so you can carve and turn as you are riding. Try out tricks on it after you learn how to just simply ride it. You can go front to backwards and turn around on it as well. To do the shove-it revert, you will get on the board and then flip it over. After that, you will jump back on it without falling off or l...
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.
When it comes to skateboarding, one of the most coolest and difficult things to do is grind on a rail. It takes balance and the right footing to do so, otherwise it can result in damage to the feet or legs and even damage to the groin area. OUCH! So if you're brave enough and want to train to imrpove your skills this tutorial will help. Find out how to make a skateboard rail at home without the need of any welding. Enjoy!
This video shows how to do a 'kick flip' on a skateboard. The man instructing begins by getting the things he will need, which are a skateboard and a pair of shoes. He demonstrates where to place your feet, with the left foot on the middle of the board and the right foot on the end. The next step is to kick the board up with your right foot and flick your left foot up and off, then quickly jump back on after the board flips. He shows a real life example of a successful 'kick flip', and then g...
Jordan Hoffart teaches you the correct way to use Bondo. This is helpful in order to make a skate spot better.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform an Ollie on a skateboard. An Ollie is a basic trick for getting off the ground and allows users to perform other tricks once learned. Place your back foot on the edge of the board's tail and front foot placed behind the front board bolts. Then pop down the tail with the back foot, bend the front foot, flick the board in midair and land on the board with both feet. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in skateboarding, an...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to measure the long-board clearance to determine the correct trucks to use. Users will need a measuring tape. The board clearance is a term used to describe the width of the deck, over top of the trucks. There will be 4 holes that make up the bracket. Users will be measuring the distance in between those holes. Measure both the front and tail of the board. The 3 types of trucks to decide from are: S6 truck, S8 truck and S10 truck. This video will bene...