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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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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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Skateboarding Through the Decades

Skateboarding Through the Decades

Skateboarding Through the Decades... 1950's - Today Rebellious and unapologetic from the beginning, skateboarding has been a unique sport from its inception. Created without rules, guidelines or a need to be defined it has always celebrated individuality from the old school freestylers to today's transition shredders. With a cultural evolution along the way it's easy to say skateboarding is more than just a sport, it's a culture and a lifestyle. 1950’s Skateboarding seemed to be a spontaneous invention by a bunch of Californian Surfers in the 1950’s. The surfers where attracted to the idea as it was based on similar...

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Where to Skateboard in Sydney

Where to Skateboard in Sydney

Sydney is a great city to skateboard. Here is a list of some of the fun, easy to access and challenging places to skateboard in Sydney. Martin Place Martin Place is one of the most popular places to skateboard in Sydney. Located in the heart of the CBD, Martin Place is very easy to access by public transport. The area features ledges, drops, gaps and sets. The ‘Martin 10’ is a set of ten steps with a double tube handrail with a kink at the end. The 4 steps of the amphitheatre are known as ‘The Pit’. Located behind the...

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How to Skate like a Pro

How to Skate like a Pro

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How to Skate like a Pro Tony Hawk, Paul Rodriguez and Rob Dyrdek, we all dream of being able to skate like them but have to start somewhere.  However, what does it actually take to be able to skate like a pro skateboarder? How to Skate like a Pro?  Pro skaters have all the gear. From customised boards and shoes to sponsored clothing, they always look fresh. Sponsorships aren’t only for pro skaters. Amateur’s can approach skate companies or local skate shops for sponsorship too. This may include a free shirt, some new wheels or even a new board. Pro...

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How to Skateboard for Beginners

How to Skateboard for Beginners

Skateboarding can be exhilarating, challenging and a great way to hang out with friends. Yet beginners can find it hard and lose motivation very quickly. So where should beginners start? Hopefully you've got your board set up and are raring to go! These 5 steps will help you build confidence on your board, and are the basics needed before you attempt those tricks you want to master! Source: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/314407617711771401/   Footwear It’s important to get the right shoes. Skate shoes are designed with durable sides and flat soles to maximise the grip on the board. Proper skate shoes provide good support...

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