Hot Skateboarding How-Tos

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: 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 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: Do a boneless flip skateboard trick

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...

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...

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: 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 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 a skateboard rail without any welding

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!

How To: Wax a surface for grinding

Check out this grinding tutorial on how to wax a surface like your curb, in this case, with grind chocolate. Any type of wax will work. Just follow the simple step by step instructions outlined in this video. The video is subtitled in English. Learn how to wax properly so you can start grinding.

How To: Peform a Ghost Ride Heelflip on a longboard

In this tutorial, we learn how to perform a Ghost Ride Heelflip on a long board. First, get on your board and start to petal. Then, bring your left foot off and bring it near the board, as close as you can. Then, bring your right foot behind you and then flip your board over. After this, jump up with both of your feet and jump onto the board to the other side of you. Practice doing this to get it right, it may take you a little while. When done, you can start to learn different variations on ...

How To: Do a shove-it revert on a PumpRockr skateboard

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...

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: 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 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...

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: Perform a half cab kickflip on a street skateboard

Street Skateboarding: Take It to the Streets The guys on the prefab ramps and half-pipes make the X Games headlines, but the real frontier of the skateboarding world is out on the street, where everyday obstacles become the tools of the trade. Find out here how to turn your street into a house of shred. Watch this video tutorial to see how to perform a half cab kickflip frontside & backside on a street skateboard.

How To: Turn on a skateboarding ramp

Turning on a skateboard ramp is an often overlooked skill that is tough to master. Get expert tips and advice on skateboard decks and tricks in this video lesson. Take action: go up ramp, put weight on tail while slowing down, use upper body to perform turn, and lead with the eyes and upper body. 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 Vent...

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 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: 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: Ollie on a skateboard, for beginners

It takes most everyone a long time to do an ollie but once you have it done it happens all the time. When first starting out it is a good idea to learn the technique in the grass or on some carpet so the board doesn’t roll around. It’s also a good idea to fully learn the ollie in place before you start doing it in motion. Next is foot placement, have your front foot right behind the front bolts on your skateboard and you back foot on the tail. When you press the back foot into the ground lift...

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: Land a basic ollie on a skateboard

Ollie' is one of the most basic tricks. 'Ollie' is done in a forward direction. You have to stand with your right foot forward and the left foot in the back to move in the forward direction. If you are regular then you have to stand in the opposite way as shown. There are two different types of 'Ollie'. In this one you have to snap the tail down to create a pop. You don't have to put in a lot of force into it. At the same time your right foot must be in the middle or a little forward on the s...

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...

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