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The History of Skateboarding

The History of Skateboarding

Authored By DisruptSports

This History of Skateboarding Infographic shows the process that skateboarding has gone through from its birth in California in 1958, to being recognised as an official Olympic sport in 2016.  

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Skateboard Tricks for Beginners

Skateboard Tricks for Beginners

Authored By DisruptSports

The Ollie is perhaps the fundamental skateboarding trick you can learn. In fact, the Ollie will be the basis of all the skateboard tricks for beginners you will learn in this tutorial. The Ollie is typically a trick that has you combining popping, jumping and kicking on the board all at the same moment. The Ollie is not just a trick, but it comes in handy when you need to leap over, onto or off the obstacles on your course. The Ollie takes a considerable amount of time and calls for practice. Lots of practice.   How to Ollie As...

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Down Memory Lane: The Evolution of Skateboarding

Down Memory Lane: The Evolution of Skateboarding

When the skateboard first came into existence in the 50s, nobody could have imagined that they would last this long. This is a walk down memory lane. Could you have guessed that people were skating on clay wheels? Yeah the global phenomenon started on clay wheels. Cooked clay is perhaps where it all began. And look at where we are now. We even have smart skateboards coming out of the Silicon Valley and Shenzhen (as if they don’t produce everything tech).  The 50’s and 60’s; The birth of the skateboard Borne in the 1950s, the skateboard craze has gradually gained...

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Amazing Health Benefits of skateboarding

Amazing Health Benefits of skateboarding

Although many would consider it as a dangerous and defiant sport, there are many health benefits of skateboarding. It is probably one sport parents would never willingly give the nod to, but then every sport has its risk – football, wrestling, rugby or even pole vaulting. Often, having experience is often a determinant of how much the person enjoys the sport, the positive implications of participation largely outweighs the negative impacts.   Coordination This is in fact the most important skill you need to excel at this sport, and it only gets better with time. Skateboarding requires excellent coordination between...

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Health Benefits of Skateboarding: Shedding the Festive Weight

Authored By DisruptSports

Despite all the festivities, when Christmas comes around there is always the inevitable realisation of extra pounds hanging around the belly. However, there’s no need to start your new year with a crushingly restrictive diet when you could be outside reaping the health benefits of skateboarding.   Calorie Burning Depending on how intense you ride, skateboarding can burn anywhere between 150-500 calories every hour, which means you can easily lose 1-2lbs every week by riding around. Couple that with a few less chips/fries and a few more carrots and you’ll see a transformation in no time.   Joints and Workout...

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How to put Together a Skateboard

How to put Together a Skateboard

Getting a brand new skateboard is an exciting time, especially if its your first! Expect you’ve opened the box and the board isn’t even put together! Don’t fear, below we will look at how to put your skateboard together. Putting your own board together allows you to be familiar with each component, gives you the option to pick and choose between individual components and allows you to fine tune each component as you see fit. How to Put Together a Skateboard  Materials In your box, ensure you have all the correct materials. You should have: Gripped deck 2X Trucks with...

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