Beginner's Guide to Skateboarding

Roll your way into skateboarding with these tips on how to get started.


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Skateboard Equipment Matters!

Skateboard Equipment Matters!

One of the most important things in learning how to skateboard is making sure you have the right tools. Learn what to look for this guide to skate gear.

Changing the Way We See Skateboarding

Changing the Way We See Skateboarding

Ridding the industry of negative stereotypes against skaters, Skateboarders Against Drugs uses skateboarding to send a positive message to today's youth.

How-to: Ollie on a Skateboard

How-to: Ollie on a Skateboard

The ollie is the most fundamental trick in skateboarding. Learn how to do this essential trick so you can progress to more difficult and eye-catching moves.

How to Ollie Over a Gap

How to Ollie Over a Gap

Skateboarder Louisa Menke rolls through 15 steps to an ollie. First on flat ground, then over a gap.

How-to: Do a Kickflip

How-to: Do a Kickflip

When you're bored with doing ollies all day, try to kick things up with a kickflip. One of the basic tricks of street skateboarding, the kickflip looks cool and can be done on any flat surface.

How to Boardslide

How to Boardslide

Throw another trick in your bag with these five steps to a boardslide.

How to Heelflip

How to Heelflip

Learn how to add a heelflip to your ollie with this step-by-step guide.

How to Drop in on a Skate Ramp

How to Drop in on a Skate Ramp

From pumping down to using a spotter, find out how to make your first drop into the ramp less intimidating.

Want to Get Sponsored or Turn Pro?

Want to Get Sponsored or Turn Pro?

Get the scoop on going pro and getting sponsored from the directors of Woodward West Camps.

Tony Hawk Brings Skateparks Back

Tony Hawk Brings Skateparks Back

Building skateparks across the country, the Tony Hawk Foundation provides skaters with a safe place to practice, and teaches leadership, determination and confidence to kids.

The Power of Product

The Power of Product

Need new gear? From competitions to exhibitions there are plenty of opportunities to snag free stuff. Follow this how-to guide for getting your share of free gear.

Interview With Pro Skateboarder Adam Taylor

Interview With Pro Skateboarder Adam Taylor

With a 7th place finish at the Boston Dew Tour and two 4th place finishes at X Games, Adam Taylor is getting noticed in the skate world. Find out his secret to being a good vert skater.

Increase Your Power With the Vertical Jump

Increase Your Power With the Vertical Jump

The vertical jump can help athletes in any sport. Try this exercise to help build explosive power in your training.

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