Archive for the skateboard category

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Anatomy of a skateboard

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Anatomy of a skateboard

From its origins as a modified shipping crate with wheels and a handlebar used by dock workers in California in the 40s through to its modern incarnation the skateboard has gone through a great many changes over the years. In this article we’ll be looking at all the various pieces that go into the making […]

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Allen.Birch

Things to consider when you’re buying your first skateboard

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Things to consider when you’re buying your first skateboard

If you’re thinking of buying your very first skateboard, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. Where should you buy a skateboard? How do you make sure not to look completely stupid in the store? What do you need to know? What about all those different shapes? So here are a few things you should […]

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Allen.Birch

A history of the skateboard

General, skateboard
A history of the skateboard

Unlike most of the sports we play and hobbies we have today, skateboards are a relatively new phenomenon. No one is entirely sure when the first skateboard was made and by whom, but it’t generally thought to be sometime in the mid-1940s in California in the United States. In docks it was common practice to […]

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Allen.Birch

A Confession

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A Confession

Bless me Father for I have sinned. It has been two months since my last Blog post. I did it again. The same thing I do every year. I hibernated this winter. I guess I’ve got a little bear in me, but it seems every winter I just mentally shut down. I go into autopilot. I […]

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Walking The Board

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Walking The Board

And since skateboarding grew out of surfing a lot of the tricks are interchangeable. As is with this trick, walking the board. Also this is a must learn if you surf. You may think that walking up and down your board is easy but as a matter of fact it is tougher than it looks. […]

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