Skateboarding gear reviews, equipment help, board building, etc.
By Steve Cave, About.com Guide
Best Skate Gear Lists
Lists of the top or best skateboard gear and equipment, including skateboard parts, protective gear, shoes and everything else. Whatever gear you're shopping for, make sure you get the best!
- Best Skateboard Decks
- Best Skateboard Trucks
- Best Skateboard Wheels
- Best Skateboard Shoes
- Best Skateboard Helmets
- Best Skateboard Videos
- Best Instructional Videos
- Best Alternative Skateboards
- Best Skateboard Pads
- Best Longboards
Help with assembling and maintaining your own skateboard.
- How to Pick the Right Skateboard Parts
- How to Apply Griptape
- How to Remove and Install Skateboard Trucks
- How to Remove Skateboard Bearings
- How to Clean Skateboard Bearings
- How to Replace Skateboard Bushings
- How to Install Skateboard Bearings and Attach Wheels
Skate Shoes Help
Help with picking the right skateboarding shoes, and taking care of them.
- What to Do About Torn Laces
- Reader's Respond: Top Best Skate Shoes
- Reader's Respond: Top WORST Skate Shoes
Complete Skateboard Buying Help
Fully built skateboards are called "completes". When buying a skateboard, there are two ways to do it - building your own, or buying a complete skateboard.
- Guide to Buying Skateboards
- Before you Buy a Complete Skateboard
- Buying Complete Skateboards for Children
- Websites that have Free Skateboards Contests
Skate Gear Reviews
Reviews of skateboard decks, videos, shoes, wheels, trucks, bearings, games ... everything you can think of. Get advice about skateboarding equipment before you buy it, or find something that's right for you.
Reviews, image galleries and screen shops, info, cheat codes - everything you need relating to skateboarding games.
Skate Shop Business
Articles and advice for skateboard shop owners and skaters, and insights into how the skate industry works.
- Opening your own skateshop
- The strong-arming of skate shops
- Price stability, and MSRP's
- The problem of Zumiez
- IASC, Harley Davidson and me