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Surfing, Skateboarding, and Snowboarding Comparison

Surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding are all stylish sports which can be appreciated aesthetically. The feature common to all of them, as you might guess, is the board. Does this mean that the skill-set from one sport is transferable to another? i.e. if I’m a good surfer will I be good at skateboarding? …

Windsurfing In Mexico

Windsurfing is an example of perfect fusion between calorie-burning exercise and a pure adrenaline rush, with the smooth, relaxed feeling of surfing joining with exhilarating sailing moves. Classed as an extreme sport, windsurfing provides participants with the chance to learn tricks such as spins, jumps and inverted loops, skimming the …

Snow Skiing Infographic

A while ago the guys from Mountain Reservations sent me the following infographic. They created a “What’s Your Sign” infographic based on the skill and experience levels of snow skiers; from the newbie green beginners to the black-belt experts. They’ve included things such as how much time each group spends …

Snowboarding: The Art of Flight

A few months ago I watched a great documentary movie. It was called “The Art of Flight” and it followed a group of professional snowboarders (starring Travis Rice) who travelled the world in search of the best, and most extreme, snowboarding spots. I never been the hugest snowboarding fan, I’ve …

Skateboarding Trick: Frontside Pivot Kickflip

I recently filmed some clips of my buddy, Gareth, skating. We got some good footage which I’ll post more of at a later stage. The setting was quite cool, with a few natural elements to use for various tricks. In the video below he pulls off a frontside pivot kickflip …

Skateboard Trucks

Related post: The Skateboard Deck. Following on from my breakdown of a skateboard, I’ll be looking at the trucks/axles. Trucks consist of a few basic components: the baseplate, the kingpin, bushings and the hanger. The baseplate is the part of the truck that fits directly onto the deck (touches the …

The Skateboard Deck

I’m going to break down the skateboard into its each component and look at it more detail, starting with the deck. The skateboard deck (or board) is made of wood, usually Canadian Maple, but other woods are sometimes used as well. There are even boards made from processed bamboo these …

Skateboards – a Quick Breakdown

I’ll start off with a quick breakdown of the modern skateboard, and then I’ll look at each part more closely in the coming weeks. Skateboards basically consist of four main components: the deck (board), the trucks (axles), the wheels and bearings. In the past, skateboards came with a host of …

Skateboarding Video – Street Skating

I made this skateboarding video a few years ago. It features some buddies of mine, the main one being Gareth Sierra, who has decided to become a blog author here on Enjoy Life. Gareth will be writing a series of skateboarding articles covering all the fundamentals of skating: starting with …