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.