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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.

How To: Perform basic backside 360-degree spins on a casterboard

Forget skateboarding. If you like snowboarding and surfing, but want the pavement in lieu of snow and water, then the casterboard is your board. The casterboard (also called a waveboard) is much like a snakeboard, and can be pretty tricky to learn the moves. But Axis has you covered. Learn how to do some basic backside 360 spins on your caster board, no matter if it's a Ripstik, Waveboard or Timberwolf.

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 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!

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...

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: Properly clean skateboard bearings

In this tutorial, we learn how to clean skateboard bearings. You will need: a socket wrench, a dirty skateboard with dirty bearings, super glue, rubbing alcohol, and an empty glass jar. First, use the wrench to remove the bearings from the skateboard. After this, pour the alcohol into the jar, then drop the bearings inside. You can also drop in other parts that need cleaning if they fit inside the jar. Now, place the lid of the jar on and shake it for about a minute. When finished, let the so...

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: Backside 180 ollie on a skateboard

In this tutorial, we learn how to backside 180 ollie on a skateboard. First, start on the skateboard and have your back foot on the back of the board. Pop the board at an angle, then slide your foot up and turn your body and shoulders. After this, the board will come off the ground, then you will land and roll away. You will roll out one of two ways, and you will need to get used to this before you start to practice. Make sure you do your trick into the grass so when you fall it doesn't hurt ...

How To: Get off the ground & ollie on a skateboard

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...

How To: Perform a basic ollie, pogo, and other skate tricks

In this tutorial, we learn how to perform basic skate tricks. To start, you need to know which end is the front and back of the skateboard. Flip the board over and look to see that there are four wheels on the bottom of it. To get on the board, put it in front of you and put one foot where the wheels are then one foot in the middle. To get off the board, lean on the tail and walk off. When you are ready to move, put your foot in the middle and use your other foot to push off. You can now prac...

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: Fakie big flip with Alex Narsh

Want to do a fakie big flip? This free video skateboarding lesson will show you how it's done. As you might expect, the manoeuvre itself is easy enough – so easy, in fact, that this clip can present a complete overview in just 54 seconds. The real trick is mastering the flip. For detailed instructions, and to get started making fakie big flips on your own skateboard, take a look.

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 any spine transfers you may be aiming to perform.

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 or rails needed for this trick, get practicing!

How To: Pop shove it on a skateboard

There are many tricks that a skateboarder can perform, but they each vary in terms of difficulty. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to perform the pop-shove it trick on your skateboard. This is a very common trick that most skaters are able to perform. So, good luck and enjoy!

How To: Measure your longboard clearance

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...

How To: Hardflip on a skateboard

In this how-to video, you will learn how to perform a hard flip on a skateboard with PJ. This will be useful if you want to learn advanced tricks on a skateboard. When you perform the trick, do not look forward. The shoulders should be facing the side. Pop the board on the tail and flick your front foot away from you. From there, the board will flip. Catch the board as it lands with your feet on the bolts. Keep your feet flat. Do not use a kick flip stance. This video offers great tips and te...

How To: Perform a varial kickflip

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to perform a varial kickflip. Varial kickflip is a combination of pop shove-it and kickflip. The video initially explains the position of both the feet by hands and the movement of the board is also explained by moving it with hand. Place your front foot like in kickflip, the position may vary from person to person, and the back foot like in a normal pop shove-it. You pop first and flip forward so itβ€šÄôs concave, comes around, spins...

How To: Clean your longboard and skateboard bearings

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...

How To: Hardflip à la Tony Hawk & Erick Koston

Tony Hawke and Eric Koston both define a hard flip and then demonstrate it. It is a flip of the skateboard while going on a flat surface, like a parking lot. Push down with your back foot, apply pressure on one side, then get your feet out of the way (by jumping) to allow the board to flip, then land back on the board (all while moving, of course). Apply a quick hard turn at the end to compensate for over-rotation. Tony and Eric joke around about Tony's inferior hard flips but he's a vert ska...

How To: Do krooked grinds on a skateboard

In this video Jarvis from Skate Warehouse will demonstrate how to do a proper crooked grind. Starting by riding up to your obstacle pay attention not to come in at a parallel angle. Next pop an ollie to hit the obstacle, aim for a spot on the rail slightly ahead of yourself before slamming your nose on it and rotating slightly. After grinding the length of the rail push forward and lift up with your back foot to level the board before the dismount. Keep in mind to bend the knees and use your ...

How To: Do the varial heelflip on a skateboard

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a varial heel-flip on a skateboard. This trick is basically a front-side 180 shove-it with a heel flip. Start with your board backwards so that it will land frontwards at the end of the trick. Put the back foot on the edge of the tail and the front foot with the toes hanging out near the bolts of the board. Pop the board down at an angle and flick the front foot outwards. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy skateboarding and would li...

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 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: Do a switch backside flip on a skateboard

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform a switch backside flip on a skateboard. Before attempting this trick, users should be able to do a switch flip. Begin by going into a switch flip position by covering the bolt with the right foot and cover the tail with the back foot. Ride the board at a moderate speed. As you ride, wind up your shoulder to the backside. Then pop the tail downwards and flick the board with your front foot. Keep your shoulder turning to allow the board to fo...

How To: Land a fakie frontside flip on a skateboard

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...

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 tail down and flick the front foot outwards. Then catch the board in mid air with the back foot and then with the front foot. Try to land on the bolts of the board. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy skateb...

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: Stick a hardflip on a skateboard

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a hard flip on a skateboard. Users should learn how to do a kick flip and front-side flip. Begin the back foot on the edge of the tail and the front foot on the center of the board. Pop the tail down and flick thee front foot outwards. Slightly rotate your shoulder to spin the board without rotating the body. Catch the board in mid-air with the front foot and land on the board with the back foot. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy s...

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 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 ...

How To: Do switch heelflips on a skateboard

In this how-to video, you will learn how to do a switch heel flip with a skateboard. This trick is similar to a switch kick flip, except using your heel. This trick is considered easier than a normal heel flip. First, your front foot's toes should be hanging off with the back leg on the back pocket corner of the tail. Now, pop the board and flick the heel out. Try and kick it forward and slightly off to the side. Once it flips, catch the board with your feet. This trick does not take too long...

How To: Do a casper flip on a skateboard

To begin with, you may want to learn how to kick flip before you try to do a casper flip as that is half of the trick. Try practicing it at a low speed as there is a lot of movement with your feet and this will help you keep control of the board. Now set your front foot on the two bolts in the front of your board and have your back foot square. Pop the board up like a normal kick flip, sliding your foot underneath the board as you flip it and when it is flipped over, spin the board back aroun...