Category: Skateboarding

Skateboarding tales, stories, and advice

Throwback Thursday: New Deal Skateboards

 

New Deal skateboards are coming back. They are having 30th anniversay relaunch and bringing out all their classic graphics for 1990-92.  New Deal was the original useless wooden toy and now might be the time to look back on their classic videos. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: New Deal Skateboards”

Iron Skateboard Trucks Review

So, last week I mentioned that I decided to try some Iron skateboard trucks. As I couldn’t find much information about these trucks, all I could was that they were made in the EU, I bought them and decided to give them a shot. Continue reading “Iron Skateboard Trucks Review”

Tuesday Thoughts: Dan Mancina

How would you feel if you found out you were going blind? How would it impact your life? Would it change how you did everything? Would you then fight to overcome going blind and carry on living your life the way you want to? That is precisely what Dan Mancina did. Continue reading “Tuesday Thoughts: Dan Mancina”

What Are Skateboard Bushings: A Parents Guide

So you bought your child a complete skateboard, and they are having issues with turning, carving, or even just riding in a straight line. Some of these issues can be down to learning how to skateboard, and in other cases, you might need to change their truck bushings. Continue reading “What Are Skateboard Bushings: A Parents Guide”

Skateboarding: Help Your Child Cope With Failure

No one wants their child to do badly, we all wish the best for our children. We want them to succeed and do better in life than we have done. There will though be hiccups along the way. Days where things didn’t work out or go according to plan. On those days we need to help our children learn to cope with failure. Continue reading “Skateboarding: Help Your Child Cope With Failure”

5 Best Beginners Skateboards a Guide For Parents(UK Edition)

As a parent, it can be hard to know where to begin when looking for a skateboard for your child. You don’t wnat to be stuck asking “What kind of skateboard shouild I get for begiiners?” and be given a list of £100+ complete skateboards.

You want one that will be great for them but also not cost the earth in case they decide not to stick with it. That is why we have created this guide to the 5 best beginners skateboards available in the UK. The boards will make skateboarding easier for your child. Continue reading “5 Best Beginners Skateboards a Guide For Parents(UK Edition)”

All You Need To Know About Skateboard Bearings

Skateboard bearings can be complicated. Some will be screaming at you that they are the best as they are ABEC 9? Others will say they are better as they are shieldless but what is the truth and as a parent what do you need to know? Continue reading “All You Need To Know About Skateboard Bearings”

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Skateboarding

This is a brief introduction and will contain a brief outline considering skateboarding and the original Olympics, not the current Olympics, but by the end, you will hopefully be able to impart some wisdom from Homer (not Simpson) on your friends. I have also posted this on an old blog that I can no longer remember the password for. Continue reading “An Introduction to the Philosophy of Skateboarding”