Skateboarding can be a very dangerous sport, website, leading to bruises and even broken bones. A lot of skateboarding amateurs think that they can just skate around without wearing protective equipment. The problem with this is that you can seriously hurt yourself if you are not too careful. One way to make sure that you do not hurt yourself would be to wear all of the right protective equipment before going out on your skateboard. You can find most of the equipment you will need from any store that sells skateboards and helmets. One of the major things you will need to wear would be a helmet. The helmet you choose needs to fit onto your head comfortable and stay in place while you are riding on the skateboard. Along with the helmet, you might also want to think about buying some knee and shoulder pads to prevent breaking bones or scraping these delicate areas. You should take price into consideration when buying these items because they can get very expensive if you’re not too careful. You might even find that buying these items online helps you to save a ton of money if you are making a larger purchase for yourself.

Improving your skateboarding skills takes practice and education. Skateboarding DVDs offer tips about skateboarding events, equipment and gear. There are several top skateboarding DVDs to add to your collection. Almost Round Three is a skateboarding DVD that features top skateboarders who offer tips and advice. Birdhouse is another skateboarding DVD that features professional advice about the best skateboarding techniques. The DC Video features an interesting and informative home skate movie. This Is Skateboarding is another excellent DVD that offers a team of talented Read the rest of this entry »

The most famous skateboarding event in history is the Street League Skateboarding contest held throughout the world. These events are broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN2. You will also find live webcast for each tour stop. The main event features 24 of the world’s greatest skateboarders who compete for cash prizes. Skaters achieve points at each tour stop that determines the ultimate winner. The prize money is the largest in skateboarding history. The Street League Skateboarding event is by invitation only. Skateboarding is an action sport that is Read the rest of this entry »

Even though many of today’s skating pros were born with boards in their hands, learning how to nail the basics at most any age can be achieved with a little hard work and patience. Finding the most suitable board should come first, and it’s also important to have the most comfortable protective gear on hand as well. And what about the shoes? Well, all of these things are well worth the investment when looking to fine-tune the basics of skateboarding. Goofy-footers and righties alike can learn to launch and start carving their way to Read the rest of this entry »

Tony Hawk played an instrumental role in revolutionizing the world of skateboarding in a few different areas. Known for walking the walk when pro skating faced an imminent death during the early 1990s, Tony established himself as one the world’s top skaters while refusing to let his passion fade from the spotlight. After hitting a rough patch for the first few years with his skateboard company Birdhouse Projects, 1999 proved to be a pivotal period that launched his career and injected some much-needed adrenalin into skating on Read the rest of this entry »

Skateboarding can be a very dangerous sport, leading to bruises and even broken bones. A lot of skateboarding amateurs think that they can just skate around without wearing protective equipment. The problem with this is that you can seriously hurt yourself if you are not too careful. One way to make sure that you do not hurt yourself would be to wear all of the right protective equipment before going out on your skateboard. You can find most of the equipment you will need from Read the rest of this entry »

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