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Dropping in 101

Pierre-Luc Gagnon Dropping In at Slam City Jam

Learning to drop in at the skatepark or on a ramp is one of the hardest things to master in skateboarding. Not because it takes so much skill, but because it takes a lot of will and guts. If you don't know how to yet, now's the time to learn!

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SkaterTrainers Pick Up Speed, Getting Seen Everywhere

Saturday March 29, 2014

You might remember my review of a crazy brilliant idea called SkaterTrainers. They're these rubber boots you put over your skateboard wheels, and they allow you to practice skateboarding tricks on your OWN skateboard, without the chance of it rolling out from under you. This works especially well for ollies...

Learning to ollie is the gateway to learning almost every other skateboard trick. And unfortunately, ollies can be very hard to learn for most skaters. Some skaters hop on the board, pop, and they're in the air! But many (like me) can spend FOREVER trying and trying and trying. If you're constantly worried about the board shooting out from under you, then you can imagine this takes even longer! Not to mention sprained wrists... hopefully JUST sprained wrists!

That's where SkaterTrainers come in. These things help immensely, and since my last post about them and the review, I've seen them popping up more and more. Today I wanted to give you a heads up about the SkaterTrainer YouTube channel, where they have videos showing these off, explaining how to use them, and an ollie instructional video. All good stuff.

Skateboarder Has Decided to Ride 8,000 Miles, Through 35 States, in 100 Days for Cancer

Saturday March 29, 2014

A skater named Mark Williams, who teaches skateboarding over at Goskate, has decided to ride 8,000 miles on his skateboard to raise money for breast cancer. His journey started in Vermont two days ago and goes on to California before returning to Maryland. He will skate about 80 miles per day in honor of his grandmother who passed away due to cancer, and to raise funds for breast cancer research. He's planning on this trip taking him 115 days, AND he plans to enter two skate contests along the way!

This takes some serious commitment! I sure hope he makes it, and that he has an incredible story to share at the end. Check out this article about him and this trip, and the list of where he's going! He's skating through 35 states, so maybe you'll see him.

New Inventive Helmet Camera Perches on a 2 Foot Arm, Provides Unique Footage

Tuesday March 11, 2014

The GoSwivel helmet mounted camera is a brand new idea - instead of just having a camera pointed foward, why not have a camera held a couple of feet away, pointed back at you?  Sound like it would look crazy?  It does!  But, it also mimicks having your own skate film crew following you around... and takes some flat out great shots and footage!  I had a chance to talk to the inventor, to find out what inspired this, how awkward it really is, and whether or not it's even safe!  Check out this preview of the GoSwivel, and interview with Clint Donaldson, the inventor!

New Years Nyjah News

Wednesday January 8, 2014
Happy New Year! After weeks of enjoying the holidays, I've surfaced with some New Year Nyjah news! CCS has welcomed Nyjah Huston to their pro team. Check out the announcement video on YouTube.

Here are a couple of other videos about the Huston CCS commercial:

  • Behind The Commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxaPTHf1mvE
  • Get Set Up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuhIGL-_2Xs

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