Toy Machine Skateboards Decks Review
Toy Machine Skateboards Decks Review – Toy Machine skateboard decks are strong and solid, with a great amount of response and pop. I personally tried out the Johnny Layton pro deck, and thought it was a great board. Read this review of Toy Machine Skateboard decks for more info.
Powell Classic Street Issue Skateboard Deck Review
Powell Classic has been reproducing some of their greatest old-school skateboard deck designs. For this review, I got to try out the Street Issue deck, and I have to say, not only does it look sweet, but it’s a fun little deck to ride as well! Read this review of the Powell Classic Street Issue Skateboard Deck.
Girl OG Re-Issue Decks
Girl skateboards has a special deck series this year, thier “10 year og re-issue series”, with each rider taking their own color scheme on the old graphic. The image is a stark and bold, with a 10 year re-issue logo slapped on the nose.
I got these skateboard trucks on my current skate set-up. The Gring King 5.0 I got are 2 years old and have been on more then 20 different decks. Grind King Trucks have always been one of the best trucks to get. These trucks got a 7.5 inch axle with a 5 inch hanger for tons of grinding room. Another great feature about these trucks is that the kingpin is lower a good half inch below the surface on the hanger. This allows you to grind your trucks as much as you want. Even grind them down so much you grind through the axle that goes through the middle (it’s been done!).
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Lem Villemin, Nestor Judkins, Dennis Busenitz and Tim O’Connor jam together a continuous line of tricks for your viewing pleasure.Written by Skate Punk - Skate Shop
WOW! In all of my years of testing skateboards and skate gear, I have never tested a new skateboard deck that I like this much it really is great! This small wooden skate deck has lasted over the regular timeframe that the normal decks I skate on will last me. This skateboard deck has some of the best pop and the sweetest concave I ever rode on! With a nice touch of a solid yet not flimsy multi ply design that will of course have some bad ass graphics on the bottom, what more would you want out of a skateboard? This deck is so darn sweet that it will hurt your eyes! I let a couple of random skateboarder ride it at my local skate park and try the deck out for the first time and tell me what they thought of it as a board. They didn’t help very much because they told me that they liked it alot and that it was great riding board but they could not really explain why and they all said that they might be getting one themselves but yeah how many times have we heard that one? Then I told them the price, of this deck and then they said that they will most definably will be buying one. All of the three skaters or quasi skaters that I had test the board pointed out the same positive skateboard ride features on this deck as I did. They all said it had a great pop, a really great concave, and a super nice overall feel.
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ATM Blanks have been known for there cheap skateboard prices and amazing board shape and pop since the early 90′s. To start it off this skateboard has very steep concave which is prone to making it very easy to bust some flip tricks and have great handling and control. The nose of this skateboard is pretty big and slightly rounded giving you the pop you want from a good board, this deck also gives you lots of room to slide your kicks back and forth on. For example I landed a very sketchy manual on this skateboard and my front foot was almost right on the nose of the board and I was still able to kickflip out of it making it seem like I meant to do it when in reality it was an accident. The tail on the skateboard deck from ATM is shaped the same as the nose is but not as long and steep as the nose on this board is. ATM Blank Skateboards also come in graphic blanks other then the plain wood skateboard blank so popular for so many years.Written by Skate Punk - Skate Shop
All skateboarders have to start at the beginning, but after practice and skill at those beginner tricks, turns, and jumps have become boring, a little test is in order. Four skateboarding tips and tricks every rider can add to their collection:
The Bomb Drop is an alternative to an Ollie when facing a drop (or flight of stairs). Riders should always wear their protective gear, and for this trick it is important to practice hand/feet coordination skills. Starting from a location without too much height, the skateboarder jumps with their board in their hands, then, while in mid-air, gets it to their feet. Split-second timing is obviously necessary to land safely on the skateboard.
A second trick to test your grit and skill with is the Boneless One. It is easier than it sounds. To perform Boneless One, riders start by taking the board off their feet as they get off it, then jump with one foot, and end by returning the board underneath their feet as they land.
The trick Coffin requires an increase in speed, then the positioning of the body at the front of the skateboard, and the use of both hands (with bent knees) to take a seat in the middle of the skateboard. For the last step, the rider leans back and lies upon their board like they are in a coffin. A simple trick, but the balance learned from turns and curves will certainly have paid off here.
To perform the Firecracker a skateboarder will need planning, precision, and practice – and some nice protective gear, of course. To complete this trick a rider must go down a flight of stairs, purposely allowing the end of their skateboard to slap against each step. If the slapping occurs consistently, it will sound like fireworks.
Once a skateboarder has the basics, then these four tricks up their sleeve, they’re ready to start learning at the next level.
While being comfortable enough to feel like skateboarding over to the corner store in sandals is great, the reality is that a random rock can cause major injury to an unprotected skateboarder. Just like wearing a helmet and pads are essential to safe riding, wearing appropriate footwear can help protect the fragile and all-too-important pieces of the human foot.
There is such a thing as a “skateboarding shoe,” and it exists because ordinary sneakers cannot provide the same protection and maneuverability. Like purchasing other kinds of sports gear, it is important to use shoes that are comfortable – preventing sore feet and blisters. Other points to examine when purchasing shoes include the level of protection, quality of the laces, and the grip of the sole.
Protection in skateboarding shoes is durability and flexibility – these shoes must be able to handle, and survive in good condition, the severity of skateboarding. Ollie protection allows skateboarders to perform backbreaking tricks, and the greater the coverage, the better the protection.
Shoelaces may seem an odd item to be concerned about, but in sports or rigorous activity, bad shoelaces will break and fall apart if they are not up-to-par. The material of the lace will determine it’s durability under the constant pressure a skateboarder will put it through. Other than just checking the material of the shoelaces, skateboarders should prefer shoes that lace inside, preventing accidents caused by loose laces, tripping, or catching.
Grip on the surface of the skateboard can be the difference between landing a trick and extreme injury. Soles made of gum are most often the recommended skateboarding shoe, but any materials that have a high gripping power can prevent slippage.
Having talent, skill, and practice can make a person a good skateboarder, but having the wrong shoes can keep a skateboarder from reaching a better level of riding.