Chad Muska is a professional skateboarder, honored by Transworld Skateboarding as one of the 30 most influential skateboarders of all time. Muska was born May 20, 1977, and moved early on to Arizona, USA. While growing up, Muska got good at skateboarding, and spent time with... read more!
Stavros Niarchos III is a skater, though not sponsored or pro by any means (he doesn't need to be), he is recognized and listed as a pro skater on many websites. Personally, I feel like this is ridiculous. But, he comes up enough that I do need to explain why, and add him for that reason, if no other.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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!
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