The Skate Life

How to Go About Picking Your First Longboard

Longboarding: a sport that demands finesse, patience and dedication. A sport unparalleled; where intensity and adrenaline flows hand-in-hand with serenity. Where speedy reflexes hold importance tantamount to careful movements, a strange contrast. Longboarding opens one to a world of thrilling experiences, of calm cruising down winding mountains and exhilarating rides down steep hilltops. But like (a somewhat mismatched comparison here) Alexander the Great loved and conquered with Bucephalus, his trustworthy stallion, a budding longboarder must find a longboard he will love and enjoy; this is quintessential in ensuring one's first experience with longboarding is a relatively enjoyable one. Yes, you will fall, at least once, on your first time longboarding. Like everything else in life, remembering that cliched quote about...

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How to Choose the Best Longboards - The Ultimate Buying Guide

Longboarding is becoming increasingly popular as an intense version of skateboarding. At present, the longboard comes with more traction, stability and durability thanks to its best manufacturers. The construction and angle of turn of longboards make them better for cruising and coasting long distances than skateboards. The concept of longboarding originated when Hawaiian surfers wanted to move their hobby to land, especially during times when the waves were too small for good surf. Getting Acquainted With Longboards Longboards are very similar to skateboards, but they come with longer with strong bodies and bigger wheels, making them faster and easier to ride than regular skateboards. Longboards are fair while: Cruising, Skating Downhill, Sliding, Transport and also Racing Longboards come in different...

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Different Skateboarding Styles to Try

One of the great things about skateboarding is the wide variety of skateboarding styles that you can try out. Of course, you may prefer one style of skateboarding over another, but different styles help you stay creative and build up your skills as a skateboarder. In this article, we'll talk about some of the more popular skateboarding styles out there. So if you're ready, read on and learn more about these styles. Street Skateboarding Street skateboarding is arguably the most popular skateboarding style today. This skateboarding style involves performing tricks over urban obstacles, such as rails, stairs, benches, or whatever obstacle skaters prefer to ride over. This style of skateboarding puts a lot of weight on the skater's control over...

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Skateboarding: It's A New Generation

Skateboarding and the birth of the skateboard have been around since the 1920's: where it all began. Skateboarding was slow to begin; but, when it did, it spread like wild flowers. Throughout the time span of 1920's to 2012 the skateboarding industry and has made comebacks. Each time the industry came back, it became more extreme. Now it's time for the new generation to come in. The first known skateboard was in the 1920's. Between the 1920's and 1930's created was a three wheeled metal device. By the 1940's, the first four wheeled aluminum skateboard were made. In the 1950's skaters were putting the wheels and trucks onto a plank of wood: homemade. In the 1960's was the introduction of...

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