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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!

Skateboarding Spotlight10

Just Be Willing to Bleed

A lot of new skaters work hard to be accepted. They try to fit in with the other skaters in their area, and they get frustrated when they can't break into the local skateboarding clique. Skateboarding is weird. I've been at this for a long time now, and I've seen so many different sides of skateboarding, what it takes to be a skater, and how skaters treat and interact with each other. To belong is all about one thing - blood.

How to Build a Skateboard Manual Pad

Manual pads are the easiest skateboarding obstacle to build. These instructions are for a 4' by 8' manual pad, but you can adjust the measurements to make any size of a manny pad that you'd like. This should be the cheapest building project I have on this site, running you much less than $100 US. It's the perfect beginner project.

How to Build Skateboard Ramps and Obstacles

For skaters, bikers, and anyone else who wants to have fun on their own terms, check out this ever-growing list of our step-by-step instructions on how to build ramps, obstacles, rails and more! These instructions include what tools and materials you need, blueprints, and easy to follow instructions.

How to Build Your Own Ramps, Rails, Boxes, and More!

Building and owning your own ramps, rails and obstacles isn't as much work as you might think.  And, it's a great way to spend time with your skater kid, or for

Skateparks Designer Interview - Aaron Spohn

In the early 90's, Aaron Spohn had a dream to build skateparks, and started Spohn Ranch. These days, Spohn Ranch is an award winning skatepark designer and building firm, creating skateparks all over the world for the biggest skateboarding events that exist. Aaron Spohn took some time to answer a few questions for me, and to tell his story about what it's like to live a life of creation, of building, and passion for skateboarding and skateparks.

Spohn Ranch Skateparks designer on what goes into skatepark design

You may or may not know his name, but you've seen his skateparks in the X-Games, and all over the world.  In the early 90's, Aaron Spohn had a dream to build

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

Skateboarder Mark Willson will ride 8,000 Miles, through 35 States, in 100 Days to raise money for cancer research. Read more, and see his riding schedule!

SkaterTrainers Pick Up Speed, Getting Seen Everywhere

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

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

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

KillerShot GoPro Helmet Mount Offers 360-Degree Views

The KillerShot™ GoSwivel™ is a helmet mount for GoPro® HERO® cameras that feels like having a personal videographer following you around. The 26-inch counterbalanced arm allows the user to position a GoPro camera on one end. By having a counterbalanced design, the GoSwivel knows exactly where to be to catch the most action-packed shots. The GoSwivel can also be locked into position for a fixed perspective.

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