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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 try...

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...

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 up...

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 more...

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 here...

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 the opposing wall...

How To Tail Stall | Sidewalk Basics

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

How To Frontside Ollie on flat | Sidewalk Basics

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

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...

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 opportunities to represent their brand.

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 world and there are two main ways of doing this.

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.

How To Backside Ollie | Sidewalk Basics

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

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 is one of the nicest dudes to ever step on a board.

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 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 flip tricks around...

How to Frontside Flip | Sidewalk Basics

The frontside kickflip (frontside flip) is a modern classic: it’s a combination of the straight kickflip and the frontside 180 ollie...

How to Frontside Boardslide | Sidewalk Basics

This is the next building block slide trick to learn after you’ve mastered the regular boardslide...

How to Frontside Tailslide | Sidewalk Basics

This is the next logical step on once you're comfortable with boardslides. The fs tailslide is a classic trick that can be performed in a lot of spots...