Advice

A few words of Sidewalk skateboarding advice to get you going. From buying your first skateboard deck, trucks, wheels and bearings to how to grip and fit your hardware and what tools you'll need to get going. Get back in the classroom with a skateboarding history lesson, get down with skateboarding etiquette so you know what not to do in the skatepark, and check our guide to choosing a skate spot. Plus, give your skateboarding progression a boost with our advice on getting sponsored, travelling and attending events.
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Choosing Skateboard Wheels and Bearings | Sidewalk Basics

Skateboard wheels come in a variety of colours, sizes and degrees of hardness...

Choosing Skateboard Wheels and Bearings | Sidewalk Basics
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Skateboard Tool Kit | Sidewalk Basics

Luckily for you, everything that's required to fix, replace and adjust all the components of your set up is available in one skateboard tool...

Skateboard Tool Kit | Sidewalk Basics
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Choosing Skateboard Trucks | Sidewalk Basics

Once you’ve selected and gripped your deck you need to pick your trucks, wheels, bearings and mounting hardware so that you can set up your...

Choosing Skateboard Trucks | Sidewalk Basics
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Choosing Your First Skateboard Deck | Sidewalk Basics

Buying your first deck and getting the right set up is one of the most important decisions that you’ll make as a skater...

Choosing Your First Skateboard Deck | Sidewalk Basics
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Skateboarding History | Sidewalk Basics

It might still be a fairly new activity - but the short history of skateboarding has a lot of depth...

Skateboarding History | Sidewalk Basics
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How To Grip and Fit Your Hardware | Sidewalk Basics

There are several processes needed to grip and set up your board and each one needs time and attention paid to it to maximise the...

How To Grip and Fit Your Hardware | Sidewalk Basics
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Skateboard Helmet and Pads | Sidewalk Basics

Whilst it’s not compulsory to wear a skateboard helmet and safety equipment, it’s strongly advised, especially for beginners in busy skateparks.

Skateboard Helmet and Pads | Sidewalk Basics
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Skate Spots - Where To Skate | Sidewalk Basics

Deciding where and what you skate will usually be determined by where you live. If you're looking for skate spots, it's worth giving these a...

Skate Spots - Where To Skate | Sidewalk Basics
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Skate Etiquette | Sidewalk Basics

One of the best things about skateboarding is the fact that it basically has no rules. However, there are certain codes of etiquette that apply...

Skate Etiquette | Sidewalk Basics
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Skateboard Basics - Stances, Pushing, Stopping and Turning | Sidewalk Basics

Before you move on to learning tricks, you need to work out some skateboard basics - find your natural stance and work on learning to...

Skateboard Basics - Stances, Pushing, Stopping and Turning | Sidewalk Basics
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Shane O'Neill Interview | Sidewalk Basics

Shane O’Neill is one of today’s most interesting professional skateboarders, with flawless style, he's always pushing the limits of technical skateboarding...

Shane O'Neill Interview | Sidewalk Basics
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Progression - Get Sponsored | Sidewalk Basics

In the most basic terms if you can get sponsored, it means that a skateboard brand of whatever variety sees enough promise to offer you...

Progression - Get Sponsored | Sidewalk Basics
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Progression - Magazine Coverage and Filming Skateboarding | Sidewalk Basics

Part of the process of progression and going beyond just skating for fun involves getting your skateboarding and your name out there into the wider...

Progression - Magazine Coverage and Filming Skateboarding | Sidewalk Basics
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Progression - Travelling and Events | Sidewalk Basics

Very few things will help your progression like being surrounded by loads of new faces all sessioning a spot or skatepark together.

Progression - Travelling and Events | Sidewalk Basics
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Brian Anderson Interview | Sidewalk Basics

Standing over six feet tall and covered in tattoos, Brian Anderson is an example of how skateboarders can be so easily misunderstood - as he...

Brian Anderson Interview | Sidewalk Basics