The Best Skateboard Brands – Part 2

Part two of our blog into the world of skateboard brands discovers even more of the world’s most successful companies that produce everything that is connected with skateboarding, including the actual boards themselves and of course the apparel that goes with the skating scene. Most successful skateboard companies have celebrated riders as part of the …

The Best Skateboard Brands – Part 1

In the skateboarding world things come and go quite rapidly when it comes to trends in fashion, and brands seem to come crashing onto the market only to dwindle away in a couple of years. But this constant rotation of manufacturers gives the opportunity to smaller brands to stake their claim for a period in …

Skateboarding Science – Part 4

The fourth and concluding part of our blog to discover the science behind skateboarding stays with the construction of the skateboard. There are three elements that make up a good and proper board, and now we look at the evolution of skateboard wheels. Skateboarding was originally developed back in the 1930s in America, and since …

Skateboarding Science – Part 3

We continue our blog in the science of skateboarding to learn about the design and construction of the board and how this helps with performing tricks etc. As we have said before in this blog, a skateboard is comprised of three elements: the deck, the wheels, and the piece of equipment that attaches the wheels …

Skateboarding Science – Part 2

In part one of this blog we set out to demystify the tricks of the skateboarder’s trade and to explain the science behind the seemingly impossible maneuvers. We looked at the ollie and the frontside 180, and in this blog, we pick up from there and explore more frontside forces and fake flying. The Need …

Skateboarding Science – Part 1

At the start of things, skateboarding was simple: it was nothing more than a wooden plank on roller skates, designed by the surfers of the 30s; it became popularly known as sidewalk surfing for the next three decades. Skateboarding then had little mechanics other than starting off at the top of a hill and rolling …

Top Creative Skateboard Designs

The skateboard design collaboration has become a mainstay in the portfolios of many artists, musicians, film stars and well-loved famous characters. Art and skateboarding have a longstanding relationship harking all the way back to the origins of skating in the 1970s, showcasing the deeply creative nature of many involved with the sport. You can get …

The History of Skateboarding – Part 4

The concluding part of our blog on the history of skateboarding proves that the popularity of skateboarding has not waned in recent times. Large worldwide events, such as Street League Skateboarding and Street League, are competitions for internationally famous professional skaters. Millions of fans across the globe can see their favorite skaters perform in competition …

The History of Skateboarding – Part 2

The second edition of the history of skateboarding continues with the 1970s, but there are a few important details from the late 60s that we have to address first. 1963 saw a landmark in skateboarding: the first skateboarding competition was established. It was held in California at Hermosa Beach, skateboarding was not just the fun …