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Questions tagged [skateboarding]

Questions about the sport of skateboarding.

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Why aren't oldschool skateboard tricks seen much today with modern skateboards?

Why are skateboard tricks like those seen in this video (starting at 13:30) not seen much anymore, at least not with modern boards? The kinds of tricks I'm referring to are handstands, hand flips ...
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What's the difference between the two skateboarding categories in the Summer Olympics?

Skateboarding was approved in the 2020 Summer Olympics. The official program lists two categories: park and street. I was expecting vert and street. To me, park was the same as street, but in skate ...
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On a proper skateboard, what is the proper level of freedom for the wheels to spin?

I've just started my skateboarding story, and bought my first board online. It was not the cheapest one, but nothing fancy, because I don't feel like I need anything pricey to start. It was a nice ...
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Physical Conditioning for Skateboarding [closed]

I've been thinking of taking up skateboarding again as an adult (I'm in my early thirties and its been at least 10 years since I popped an ollie) but I am concerned about being too out-of-shape. I'm ...
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Is 35 too old to learn to skateboard and water surfing?

I am 35 y/o non-athletic male with an average body. I have never skated before (neither board nor blades) and have not done surfing either. I would like to give these sports a go but am concerned ...
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I want to improve as an older skater- I've started with Penny boards - what is the next stage?

I've been learning how to skate around the back streets and on my brief commute to work over the past few months. I'm a 45yo 165cm 77kg man. I've been using a penny nickel and a penny 22 that I got ...
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Are bindings needed on a mountain board?

Today, I decided to remove the Velcro bindings of my MBS Colt 95x for fear of causing an injury lest I fall but one foot doesn't come out of the bindings. Is there any advantage to having Velcro ...
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How to control Speed Wobble?

As most Skateboarding enthusiasts will know, Speed wobble is a very unpredictable and dangerous side effect of bombing down hills and banks... and falling or Slamming from speed wobble is very common ...
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How to land “Late” tricks?

I have recently been trying to land "Late Shuvs" and "Late Kickflips". Now to achieve these tricks you need to have ollied befor you initiate the trick. I get the Ollie fine for the Shuv and kicking ...
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Longboard wheel help

I just ordered my first longboard and was just wondering if I can put these wheels on these trucks and if you know how to do it that would be very helpful too, thanks! http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/...
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From Skateboarding to Snowboarding?

I've been Skateboarding for at least 5 years on and off now and I've started to gain an interest in snowboarding too. I was wondering, I'm aware of all the differences between skating and snowboarding ...
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Best steps for learning to ride fakie/ switch

I've been snowboarding for about 4 or 5 years, long-boarding for about the same. I'm pretty decent at riding normal (goofie for me), but it looks like it would be super fun to be able to switch my ...
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How can I improve my vert and park skateboarding skills?

I consider myself very much a Street and Old School skateboarder but I would like to learn how to better myself in parks and on vertical ramps. As I'm starting to take part in tournaments, what ...
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Tre Flip (360 flip) on a skateboard

I am currently trying to perform a 360 flip on a skateboard and I can get as close as varial Kickflip (180 degrees as appose to 360 degrees shuv with flip) I would like to know how I ensure that the ...
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How to Perform a Hardflip on a skateboard?

This trick is slowly becoming my nemesis... taking over the elusive Tre Flip, I think I have the foot placement correct with my back foot in the centre of the tail ready to swipe out ahead of me and ...
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Skateboard slips from underneath me when doing smoother push offs

I am learning to skateboard and one of the problems I am having is that whenever I try to push off using long, smooth strokes, my board slips from underneath me and causes me to do the splits ( a ...
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How can I prevent my longboard from sliding under me, into the road/pavement

I am new to longboarding/skateboarding. I have picked up the basics and am able to ride confidently. However, sometime I tend to lose balance and the board slides from under my foot and goes ahead of ...
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Does using a balance board help with skateboarding balance? If not what can help?

I'm having a midlife crisis and want to start skateboarding! :) I actually have to work so I can't take the skateboard out that often. I was thinking that there may be something that I can do in the ...
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How to ollie on a skateboard?

Can anyone explain (in words, images, video) how to perform an ollie on a skateboard?