Surfing, Skateboarding, and Snowboarding Comparison

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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? […]

Skateboarding Trick: Frontside Pivot Kickflip

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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

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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

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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 […]

Skateboarding Video – Street Skating

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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 […]