skate basics

Advice

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
Advice

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
Advice

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
Advice

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
Advice

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
Advice

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
Advice

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
Advice

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
Advice

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
Advice

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
Beginner Tricks

How To Ollie | Sidewalk Basics

The ollie is the fundamental building block of all other skateboard tricks. Once you learn how to ollie, a whole world of possibility will open...

How To Ollie | Sidewalk Basics
Beginner Tricks

How To Boardslide | Sidewalk Basics

Technically the backside variation, but it is generally referred to as the boardslide. Learn how to boardslide and it will be a gateway to much...

How To Boardslide | Sidewalk Basics
Beginner Tricks

How To FS 50-50 | Sidewalk Basics

This is the most simple of all grinding tricks and the best introduction to the technique and feeling of grinding. Learn how to FS 50-50...

How To FS 50-50 | Sidewalk Basics
Beginner Tricks

How To Rock Fakie | Sidewalk Basics

This is an essential transition basic once you’ve mastered dropping in and pumping - it also sets you up to attempting a fakie trick on...

How To Rock Fakie | Sidewalk Basics
Beginner Tricks

How To Tail Stall | Sidewalk Basics

The fakie tail stall is the most basic of all fakie (or backwards) transition tricks...

How To Tail Stall | Sidewalk Basics
Beginner Tricks

How To Frontside Ollie | Sidewalk Basics

As the most basic turning ollie variation, the frontside 180 ollie (frontside ollie) is an essential and fundamental trick...

How To Frontside Ollie | Sidewalk Basics
Advice

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
Advice

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
Advice

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
Advice

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
Beginner Tricks

How To Backside Ollie | Sidewalk Basics

The backside ollie is a fundamental that will lead you onto more advanced backside tricks...

How To Backside Ollie | Sidewalk Basics
Advice

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
Intermediate Tricks

How to Heelflip | Sidewalk Basics

The heelflip is the kickflip's opposite flipping counterpart - and similarly, is a lot easier when you've got a clean ollie already in the bag...

How to Heelflip | Sidewalk Basics
Intermediate Tricks

How to Backside Flip | Sidewalk Basics

The backside flip is another classic street move with infinite potential for variations and if performed in the right way, one of the most stylish...

How to Backside Flip | Sidewalk Basics