Friday, May 27, 2011

Differences Between Freestyle, Street, and Vert Skating

Hey guys,

Before I start, I wanted to let you guys know something I found quite humorous, I lost a follower.

My current count is at 99, so who wants to be my new 100th?

So what are freestyle, street, and vert? Here's a quick explanation for these 3 terms:

Freestyle- doing crazy (not just normal tricks) ground fliptricks and unimaginably creative stuff, look up "Rodney Mullen", he's a freestyler

Street- the biggest part of montages, rails, stairs, ledges, hubbas, etc.

Vert- TONY HAWK. Ramps, flying through the air, all that fun stuff.

I have a local skatepark, which is mainly vert, but has some rails and a lot of open, smooth space to practice tricks.

I consider myself to be a more street-based skateboarder, for my skateboarding followers, what are you based on, freestyle, street, or vert?

For those who don't skate, what WOULD you be?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Hey, I just wanted to thank my awesome viewers for getting me to the great milestone



Friday, May 20, 2011

I'm Back

Hey, I haven't posted in a little less than a week.

Sorry for the break, I've been a tad busy with other things.

I'm hoping to make a montage soon, with some vert (ramps), street, rails, stairs etc.

My filmer is the biggest nuisance as of right now because he is verryyy lazy.

I have no idea what to do from here, more tutorials (text/video)?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Teaching Others How to Skateboard

This Friday, the 13th, I helped my friend choose a complete at a store in a mall.

He chose an Almost (Almost is a skateboard brand) complete for about 110 bucks. When I got back to his house, he started skating and tried to do a few basic tricks. 

Being a good friend, I taught him how to ride, ollie, shoveit, and the basic mechanics of the skateboard. 

We skated at some basketball courts near his house for a few hours, then went home and chilled at the Xbox. It was a fun time!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tre Flips

Tre Flips. Also known as 360 flips. They are the god of skateboarding. Hopefully, I'll be able to take on this god tonight. I assume it will take me a month or two to learn these. They combine a kickflip and a 360 shoveit.

Every great skater can tre flip, or should be able to.

I'll put my progress level at 50% because I can 360 shoveit and kickflip. I have the basic elements of this trick down. Hopefully, I'll work hard and get this trick down. Give me some encouragement! =D

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A New Trick I Learned

After 6 hours of hard skating with 3 buddies, I landed a new trick at the skatepark. The trick is called a 360 shove-it ) (shoveit?). Basically, the skater spins the boards 360 degrees to land exactly in the same position as before the trick.

Since my filmer is highly un-cooperative and un-motivated, I couldn't bring the clips I promised. But blame him. The footage was recorded but wasn't able to be uploaded. As a bonus, I'll bring a quick 180 tutorial.

A 180 is just jumping in the air with your board and doing a 180 spin.

So how do you do this amazing trick?

Easy. Set your front foot near the nose end bolts, and your back foot on the corner of the tail, closet to the direction you want to be spinning.

Wind up your body in the opposite direction.

Ollie, and slide your foot up and to either direction you want to go in (Kind of a diagonal movement) .Uncoil your body and jump with your board, in your favored direction.

You are in mid air, now what? Keep rotating those hips in the direction of your choice and your feet will follow.

Try to land it a full 180 degrees. If you need any help, just contact me, I'll be happy to help.

Thanks for reading guys!

Friday, May 6, 2011


Hey again,

Tomorrow's gonna be fun. Going to the skatepark with 3 friends. Expect some footage of our local park. I'm not the greatest at vert (ramps and stuff), I can do a few tricks here and there.

Trick tips are gonna be going up this Sunday. (Hopefully!)

Just wanted to give you another update. My filmer is slightly uncooperative at the moment, =)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Take Everything One Step At A Time

This topic may seem a little sidetracked but I'll try to relate it to skateboarding.

This week, I had 3 tests in English Honors, Bio, and Alg 2 Honors. So its been pretty hectic.

My friend came over yesterday and I wasn't even allowed to go out and skate cause of all this school related stuff.

My point is, you can accomplish a lot more than you think possible by just focusing on doing it.

When skating, you may want to try to land a trick but just can't get it. Alway remember to try your best, and fight off the exhaustion and fatigue that comes with hard work and the feeling of landing the trick.

Thanks for reading guys, I appreciate it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Hey guys, I just got back from the gym with my friends and I'm about to go out skating. If my friend isn't stupid, maybe he'll have gotten the equipment I need to upload the videos. I'll keep you all posted.

But for now, what would you guys prefer, video or text tutorials? Let me know.

Gonna go hit up the skatepark this weekend, so I'll have some footage of that.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Trick Tutorials

Just got back from skating with 2 friends. Filmed a frontside 180 trick tip, and some of a backside 180 trick tip. They might get uploaded this weekend.

Just wanted to get you guys ready for the awesome videos coming your way. Thanks for reading!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Feedback and Kickflip Video

Hey guys, I appreciate the feedback I got.

Most of you wanted video tutorials. I'll talk to my friend tonight, he's a Filmer.

Next trick is going to be maybe a kickflip tutorial, or a 180 tutorial.

By the way, here's a video of me, slightly more recent, doing a kickflip. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Question? Please Read!

What do you all want to see?
I dunno, any suggestions would be sick