This video starts out by showing the tools needed to build a skateboard kicker ramp: saw, drill, jigsaw, screwdriver, and wood. They then begin to cut the pieces of wood and screwing them together in the shape of a ramp. The instructions indicate to wet the ply board so it will bend to fit the shape of the ramp. They demonstrate how to measure the proper position of the board and screws using a string. They end by cutting the ply board at the proper length to allow the skateboard to life off ...
First, the landing will be explained and demonstrated. A good tip learned from this video is that practicing landing a trick (in this case starting propped up in the position you would be doing a backside nose pick in) is important, as you can perfect the most difficult and intimidating part of the trick before learning it in its entirety. You will learn tips and tricks on ways to practice this trick, as well as insights of the presenter's own experiences in learning it. At the end of the vid...
Start out with your foot on the back of your skateboard where you would flip an ollie. Put the front foot a little bit behind the front vault of the wheels. When you first start, you might want to have your foot back even a little more to make it easier. Pop and slide your foot out as you would with an ollie, however the board will do the flipping motion. Catch your foot on the back and press it back down to the ground. Don't be afraid to land on it and stick it instead of stepping off the side.
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.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform a kick flip on a skateboard. is a skateboarding trick where the skateboarder drags his front foot at an angle up the nose of the skateboard in order to make it flip 360 degrees along the board's axis. Begin with back foot in an ollie position, while front foot is angled. Start by sliding the foot onto the toe kick outwards behind you. After sliding, you will need to jump and keep feet away from the board's spin. As you see the grip tape com...
In this six minute video tutorial, viewers will learn a process for which to make a skateboard "grind box." A skateboard grind box is used for skateboarders to perform certain tricks on and to practice. In this tutorial the narrator goes over the different materials that are required for the grind box, the different tools that are required, and the steps for putting the materials together to form the grind box. By completely viewing this video, viewers will have gained an understanding on the...
In this video Eric Joneckis gives you a few tips on acting like a true skateboarder. If you want other people to take you seriously as a skateboarder, you need to look the part. Here are a few tips: Always wear a shoelace belt, skateboarding shoes that shouldn't be untied to take them off, long hair and a cap to keep it all in place. Next to style, attitude is the most important thing you can have. Learn how to fool the people around you into thinking you are a good skateboarder. If you can't...
Impress your friends with your sweet skateboard skills by learning how to ollie like a pro! First and foremost, you need to get yourself up to a comfortable speed. When you've reached a good speed, put your back foot on the tail and squat down to spring back up. Once you're up, kick your back foot down, bouncing the board off the ground and into the air. All you have to do now is stay in the air and land safely! This video will show you the way.
For anyone just picking up the skateboard, this video tutorial shows the basics of how to do skateboarding tricks. The first trick is the popshuvit. This requires your feet to be lined up toward the back of the board allowing the foot closest to the end to scoop the board down to pop the front up and then reversing the board from the front to the back. The second trick is the 1-80 - the backside and a front side. This trick is similar to a popshuvit, but your feet remain on the board for the ...
This video shows how to ollie higher on a skateboard. It has demonstrations from Melvin the Nerd, who shows proper technique to ollie. The ollie is done best when your board is pushed backward as you are jumping, then pushed forward as you are elevating. To practice while moving, jump over an upside-down skateboard. Once you can do that, try over an upside-up board until you reach consistency. Keep adding boards or moving the distances until you become better. If you're having trouble, preten...
This video shows Melvin the Nerd explaining how to do a moving ollie on a skate board. With his taped together sunglass and nerdy voice, he explains that a moving ollie is basically the same as a non-moving ollie. When standing on the skate board you use your back foot to push down on the board as hard as possible. This will force the front of the board into the air while the back will "bounce" off the ground up into the air. Melvin the Nerd explains that the only way to learn is by practicing.
Remember: a varial kickflip is basically a pop shove-it with a little more ankle action, so set up like you would for a pop shove-it. Hit the tail as you would for a pop shove-it, and as the board starts to snap up, flick your front foot just like a kickflip. That action will cause the board to flip while the shove-it action from your back foot will make the board turn 180 degrees below you. Don't flick the flip too hard or it will flip away from you like a crazy 4th of July firework. Let the...
Once you've mastered how to do an ollie on your skateboard, you will be ready to learn to boardslide. Check out this video and learn how to do this very cool trick.
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.
Follow these simple instructions and learn how to ollie with your skateboard. What you need:
There's no better way to learn skateboarding from those who do it best. Learn how to perform the frontside flip on a skateboard with Andrew Reynolds, professional skateboarder. Do skateboard frontside flips with Andrew Reynolds.
The title says it all. The worlds best skater, Tony Hawk, teaching you how to do the most basic and important skating trick: the ollie. The most important tricks you are going to learn in skating are ollies. The ollie is the act of jumping up using only your feet and the bringing the board up with you without grabbing it. The key elements of the ollie are timing, timing, timing, timing, timing… and your weight distribution and foot placement. Kris Markovich also helps out Tony in this video H...
A tutorial from the folks at Loaded Boards, demonstrating G-turn variations on a steep hillside. The video assumes you already have experience with G-turns. If you're a beginner, it's definitely not suggested you try these moves. In fact, the guy in the video notes at the beginning that the hill he's on is way too steep to be doing this stuff.
Loaded Boards presents this video where skater "Chinchilla" demonstrates how to do big stand up slides on your board. The video assumes you already have a fair amount of experience skateboarding. This definitely isn't something for beginners to try, but if you know what you're doing on your board you can wow the crowds with these moves.
Your skateboard takes a lot of abuse. A quick check of your board before each ride will keep it in top condition so it doesn’t send you into a “slam.”
Make your board your own by tailoring it to your skating style. You Will Need
Broken or missing skateboard wheels aren't the end of the world. In just a few minutes, you can replace them.
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.
Whether you’re headed for a half-pipe or your driveway, always be safe. Wearing protective gear and taking a few precautions can help prevent you from landing in the ER. Watch this video to learn how to practice skateboarding safety.
This video tutorial shows how to use a Roarockit Thin Air Press for teaching deckmaking. The glueup is done in one session. See how to build a skateboard with the Roarockit Thin Air Press!
Learn how to learn the basics of skateboarding. Initially an offshoot of California’s surf scene, this extreme sport has taken America by storm. Before you can execute sweet tricks, you need to start with the basics.
Learn how to 50-50 grind with a skateboard. After you've mastered some skateboarding fundamentals, try moving on to the 50-50 grind.
Learn how to drop in on a quarter-pipe. Dropping in on a quarter-pipe or other vertical ramp is something to try after you have been skateboarding for at least a few months.
A skateboard consists of three elements: the board or deck, the wheels, and the trucks, which connect the wheels to the deck. Craft your own sweet ride by putting them together. Learn how to build your own skateboard with this Howcast guide. It is laid out for you in 9 easy steps. The materials to building your own skateboard are as followed:
Rob and Danny Barley gives a step-by-step tutorial on some tricky skate moves. Check out this professional skateboarder's insight into these classic tricks. Rob Dyrdek shows you how to pull a frontside boardslide on a rail in a small park or little half pipe in the backyard. Frontside boardslide on a rail with Rob Dyrdek.
Professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek from "Rob & Big," the reality television series on MTV and MTV2, gives you a step-by-step guide to nailing some classic skateboarding tricks. In this skate video tutorial, you'll learn how to nose blunt with Rob Dyrdek on your skateboard. The nose blunt is a tricky skate move, and is perfect for a rail in a small park or little half-pipe in the backyard. Rob gives tips on how to jam and land a nose blunt. Nose blunt on a skateboard with Rob Dyrdek.
Professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek from "Rob & Big," the reality television series on MTV and MTV2, gives you a step-by-step guide to nailing some classic skateboarding tricks. In this skate video tutorial, you'll learn how to nose grind with Rob Dyrdek on your skateboard. The nose grind is a tricky skate move, and is perfect for a small park or little half-pipe in the backyard. It's all about commitment when Rob runs through the art of the nose grind. Nose grind on a skateboard with Rob Dy...
Professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek from "Rob & Big," the reality television series on MTV and MTV2, gives you a step-by-step guide to nailing some classic skateboarding tricks. In this skate video tutorial, you'll learn how to tail slide with Rob Dyrdek on your skateboard. The tail slide is a tricky skate move, and is perfect for a backyard half-pipe or quarter-pipe. Rob goes back to fundamentals and teaches the Tail Slide. Tail slide on a skateboard with Rob Dyrdek.
Professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek from "Rob & Big," the reality television series on MTV and MTV2, gives you a step-by-step guide to nailing some classic skateboarding tricks. In this skate video tutorial, you'll learn how to blunt to fakie with Rob Dyrdek on your skateboard. The blunt to fakie is a tricky skate move, and is perfect for a backyard half-pipe or little lipper action. Rob gives the rundown on how to land this advanced trick without breaking teeth. Blunt to fakie on a skateboa...
Professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek from "Rob & Big," the reality television series on MTV and MTV2, gives you a step-by-step guide to nailing some classic skateboarding tricks. In this skate video tutorial, you'll learn how to smith grind with Rob Dyrdek on your skateboard. The smith grind is a tricky skate move, so see how to perform it on a rail in a small park or little half-pipe in the backyard. Rob runs through one of his favorite fundamental grind tricks. Smith grind on a skateboard w...
Professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek from "Rob & Big," the reality television series on MTV and MTV2, gives you a step-by-step guide to nailing some classic skateboarding tricks. In this skate video tutorial, you'll learn how to big spin frontside boardslide with Rob Dyrdek on your skateboard. The big spin frontside boardslide is a tricky skate move, so see how to perform it on a rail in a small park or little half-pipe in the backyard. Big spin frontside boardslide with Rob Dyrdek.
Rob and Danny Barley gives a step-by-step tutorial on some tricky skate moves. Check out this professional skateboarder's insight into these classic tricks. Rob Dyrdek shows you how to pull a Backside Nose Grind on a rail in a small park or little half pipe in the backyard. Backside Nose Grind with Rob Dyrdek's trick tips.
Invented by Alan "Ollie" Gelfand in 1977, the Ollie is a skateboarding trick where the rider pops the tail of his skateboard into the air and then jumps with the board ‘stuck’ to his or her feet. Learn how to do an Ollie. You will need a skateboard, a flat & dry surface, lots of practice, and courage, stamina & the willingness to fall down a lot.
Learn how to do a 360 flip with a trick tip from Paul Rodriguez. This is a move every skater should learn at one point in time. Paul Rodriguez demonstrates where to place your feet and how to use your back foot to master the trick. Learn from an expert! Paul Rodriguez shows how to do a 360 kick flip on a skateboard. Start practicing.
The Frontside 180 Ollie is a skateboarding maneuver where the rider pops their board into the air and then does a 180-degree turn in mid-flight. Exclaiming “Gnarly!” afterward is totally optional. You will need a skateboard, a flat & dry surface, lots of practice, and courage & stamina. Tip: the lower you bend down, the higher your board will fly into the air.