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Great Falls Montana skateboard park grand opening event
by Adam Longnecker.It was Friday night in Great Falls, Montana, and I was on my way to pick up Josh Evin and Ben Krahn at the airport. Josh and Ben had come to skate under the Big Sky at the new 25,000 square foot par...
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Blank Skateboards, Blank Decks: Why They Are Better?
by Jeffrey Fang. There are many different reasons to love blank skateboards and blank decks. These reasons vary depending on who you are and what you hope to accomplish with blank versions of these objects. Ultimately however, most people tend to find blanks advanta...

Get Your Kids to Exercise With Skateboarding
by Jay Brandley. These days, many children are confined to the home on their own will. With sedentary activities such as watching television and playing arcade and video games becoming ever more popular, sometimes children would rather stay at home and do these non...
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Skateboarding and Its Modern History
by Jay Brandley. Skateboarding has been a popular sport for the past three decades, and still remains to be quite modern. In fact, skateboarding has been around since 1980, which happens to be the year in which the first modern skateboard was made. Since then, bot...
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When It Comes To Figure Skating, Jumps Are King
by M J Topper. In an extremely popular figure skating forum there have been an incredible number of threads devoted to how the International Skating Union, under its new scoring system, awards points for jumps. One particular thread is currently dealing with whet...
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Roller Skating Is An Artistic Sport
by James Brown. Many roller skaters will custom order roller skates because they have an artistic flair that they want to share with family and friends. Those skaters might be conscious of improving the environment and will have roller skates that are made of earth...
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The History Of Ice Skating
by Derek Both. Although ice skating has a long history it is pretty much impossible to know exactly when and where it was born. It is known that the sport began in Europe and then the Americans adapted figure skating just before the civil war. At this time a danci...
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The Different Types Of Ice Skating
by Derek Both. There are various different reasons why people put on a pair of ice skates as there are many different varieties of skating. The list is pretty much endless of every category there is so it is nearly impossible to cover all of them at once. However,...
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Different Types Of Ice Skates
by Derek Both. Ice skating has come a long way since the sport was first invented. Due to the fact that ice skates themselves have improved dramatically over the years, they are now used for a lot more purposes. Some people skate casually for pleasure, others do i...
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Famous Ice Skaters Throughout History
by Derek Both. As more and more people have been putting on their ice skates and mastering the skill of skating, there have been plenty of famous professionals over the last few decades. Some of these people have become famous through ice hockey, figure skating, i...
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The Effect Of The RSROA On Roller Skating
by Jimmy Cox. In 1937 a group of roller-rink operators determined to band together and make a serious attempt to elevate the sport's standards and management. Several amateur competitions were fostered. On April 3, 1937, seventeen operators met at Detroit and org...
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Safety Measures for Rollerblading
by Sue Jan. Rollerblade helmet is the most important piece of rollerblade protective equipment for rollerblading. Never ever rollerblade without securing your helmet on first to avoid serious head injuries. Make sure that the helmet is of good quality and that ...
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Choosing the Right Skates for Ice-Skating
by Jimmycox.Your skates, while important, are not as important as your boots. A pair of low figure skates of the correct size and shape does not have to be expensive or even moderately expensive to be perfectly satisfactory for a long while. I skated for several...
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How To Assemble a Skateboard?
by Fred Riehl At Www.bravesurf.com.Things you will need:1 Skate board deck1 sheet skate board deck griptape2 skateboard trucks4 skateboard wheels8 skateboard wheel bearings2 risers1 set of mounting hardware1 philips head screwdriver1 skate tool1 metal file1 sharp razorblade1. First ap...
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Skateboard Ramps
by Thomas Morva.According to the dictionary, a ramp is a slope that joins two parts of a road, path, building etc. when one is higher than the other. It is quite obvious that a skateboarder will find a ramp extremely useful to show his/her skills. There are many w...
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Skateboard Decks
by Thomas Morva.The deck is an important component of a skateboard. Simply put, the deck is a piece of wood or a wooden board the rider stands on. A skateboard comprises four wheels attached to two axles. The axles are known as trucks, and are mounted to the bottom ...
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Skateboards
by Thomas Morva.In simple terms, a skateboard is a narrow platform with wheels attached to it. A great attraction for the youth, skateboarding became popular during the last century as an offshoot of surfing. In its early days, skateboarding was known as sidewalk s...
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Skateboard Tricks
by Thomas Morva.As skateboarders gather experience, they start attempting advanced tricks and maneuvers. Of these, the most popular are the aerials. Ollie is one of the most advanced and popular skateboard tricks. Legend has it that it was invented by Alan Ollie Gel...
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How to Buy a Skateboard
by Dean M Novosat.The world keeps coming up with new ways of entertainment and enjoyment. The skateboard is one of the more recent additions to the fascination of the youth of the 21st Century. Most adolescents fall in love with a skateboard after watching the pros in...
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All About Skateboard Wheels And Skateboard Trucks
by Dean M Novosat.Skateboard wheels are designed in many different sizes and hardnesses. Skateboard wheels are made of a rubber-like material called urethane. The size and hardness of the wheels affect the smoothness of the ride on a skateboard, how well it handles,...
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The Mental Game of Skateboarding
by Erik Flowers.Interview?with?Per WelinderFormer Free Skating World ChampionMOTIVATIONATHLETE WHISPERER: Your background—how old were you when you got involved in the sport seriously? What was your goal? Where did it lead you?PER: I had no real goals at the begin...
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Skateboarding: Back From the Sixties with a Vengeance
by Lana Hawkins.In the decade of the 1960s skateboarding was known as sidewalk surfing. The sport was akin to surfing and the surf mentality. It went underground during the 1970s and 1980s but came back with a vengeance in the 1990s. The counterculture sport has ...
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