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Why do skateboarders in the olympics get multiple attempts to land a trick but gymnasts don't?

I'm not sure if there's a good answer for this one that is not almost completely opinion based (unless some standards body has published their criteria for creating the current scoring system). The ...
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Why do skateboarders in the olympics get multiple attempts to land a trick but gymnasts don't?

It may be an unsatisfying answer, but the real reason is that Olympic competition for a particular sport is run by the rules of that sport's international governing body, not by any one body (i.e. the ...
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Should I wear a cup for skateboarding?

Testicular injuries are unlikely when skateboarding aside from rails. A cup will restrict your movement and possibly make things worse since it could slip and catch something. The things you want to ...
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I want to improve as an older skater- I've started with Penny boards - what is the next stage?

At first I want to say that any board is good as long as you have fun riding it. I have never skated Penny boards, but I wonder if you wouldn't be interested in trying a board that has grip tape if ...
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Why aren't oldschool skateboard tricks seen much today with modern skateboards?

I think this has nothing to do with how the skateboards looks, but has merely got to do with the evolution of skateboarding and trends. Looking at the skateboards in the videos, some boards look ...
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What's the difference between the two skateboarding categories in the Summer Olympics?

According to the Toyko Olympics page for the skateboarding events, the park event is a more bowl-related course. Park competitions take place on a hollowed-out course featuring a series of ...
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Physical Conditioning for Skateboarding

Anything that will strengthen your lower body and core should be good. Calf raises Leg Press Lunges/squats Try doing some exercises that require balance as well, such as doing curls while balancing ...
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What's the name for this skateboard trick? (180 kickturn)

If your back wheels are sliding, I'd consider this a 180° powerslide, regardless of whether your front wheels are touching the ground or not. Don't get hung up on what it's called though; just keep ...
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What's the name for this skateboard trick? (180 kickturn)

it is called "revert", no pivot on the wheel so it is not manual. U can search revert skateboard on youtube.
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What's the name for this skateboard trick? (180 kickturn)

So you are saying there is NO POP involved right? And its on flatground? Thats really confusing. If theres pop involved its either FS or BS 180. No Pop? I guess you could call it a revert but you dont ...
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