Trick Tips

Show Your Stuff! Amateur Skateboarding Competitions

Half pipe

It’s been a long and controversial journey, but a proposal to make skateboarding an Olympic sport in 2020 is finally here. With the recent Olympic developments and lots of professional events going on—from the recently finished X Games to the upcoming Vans Pro Skate Park Tour—competition fever is in the air. What’s a better motivation…

How to 360 with Kurtis Colamonico

Kurtis Colamonico teaches you how to 360 on a skateboard. In this video, Kurtis shows you the proper foot positioning, upper body placement, where to look, and how to scoop the board. -Before you learn 360’s, you should first feel comfortable with doing 180’s at least 15 inches high. You will need this height in…

How to do a Fakie Big Spin [VIDEO]

The fakie big spin is an awesome looking trick, and it can be fairly consistent once you get it down.  It is a cool looking trick, but in reality, it is not all that hard to learn.  Before you learn how to do a fakie big spin, you should first learn how to shuvit.  The…

How to Have Better Balance on a Skateboard

Check out this video below that Rob made on how to have better balance on your skateboard! Balance is the Starting Point to Skateboarding- LAND MORE TRICKS Balance is crucial in skateboarding. It affects your tricks and all transportation aspects of skateboarding. It is important to be aware of your center of balance at all…

How to Ollie Higher on a Skateboard

Okay, I got some questions on my blog about how to ollie higher: Hey Rob, I’m having trouble with getting my ollies up. I have follow the two steps you said to do. I am popping the board and I am also sliding the front foot up to the nose with power. Unfortunately, my ollies…

How to Ollie (3 Steps) Pictorial & Video

What is the Ollie & Why Should You Learn it? The ollie was invented in 1977 by a pro skater named, Alan Gelfand. It is essential to learn how to ollie to be able to do almost all over skateboard tricks. The ollie is the “root” trick for nearly all skate tricks.  It must be…

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