How to Stop on a Skateboard

Learning how to stop on a skateboard can save your limbs, or even your life. Sometimes you’re rolling too fast, and you suddenly spot an obstacle. Maybe it’s a pebble or a large crack. Or someone is in your way and you need to stop so you don’t hurt them or yourself. Or you have … Read more

How to Ride a Skateboard

Learning how to skateboard isn’t the easiest thing in the world. Forget the unbelievably crazy skateboarding tricks pro skaters like Tony Hawk and others effortlessly perform on Youtube and elsewhere online. Becoming a good skateboarder takes tons of laser-focused and consistent practice. But you got to start somewhere, and there’s no better time than now … Read more

How to Calibrate a Hoverboard

how to calibrate a hoverboard

Your self-balancing scooter has for some reason stopped staying upright, making it impossible for you to ride it. Or your hoverboard has formed the bad and annoying habit of pulling either to the right or to the left. The rest of the time, your self-leveling scooter vibrates uncontrollably. Most likely the gyroscope needs to be … Read more

How to Clean a Skateboard

How to Clean a Skateboard

Some things including skateboards and longboards aren’t meant to stay clean all the time. Naturally, if you’re gliding around town or bombing dusty hills even some of the time, your skateboard will get dirty. And, few skateboarders worry much about how their skateboard looks. But when dirt and grime start slowing your skateboard and whacking … Read more

How to Clean Inline Skate Bearings

how to clean your Inline skate bearings

Whether you ride inline hockey skates, recreational inline skates, or rough-road rollerblades, you need bearings that spin smoothly. But if your rollerblade bearings don’t get a regular clean, they’ll soon start misbehaving. Your bearings might even decide to seize up on you when you’re rolling crazy-fast down a steep hill. And what happens in a … Read more

How to Assemble Inline Skates

How rto assemble inline skates

You’ve decided to build your own inline skate, one customized to your preferences and riding style. But that means buying every part separately and then assembling them into a fully functional skate. That’s why you’re here, to learn how to assemble inline skates. And that is what this post is all about. I bet you’ve … Read more

Different Types of Longboards

Longboard Types

A great longboarding experience happens when you pair your riding style with the right type of board. A suitable longboard brings together various features that foster stability, maneuverability, and speed control. Longboards come in a variety of deck shapes, materials, board length, and board width. Different longboards may also have different wheels, wheel shapes, wheel … Read more

The History of Skateboarding

history of skateboard

How did skateboarding start? When did it start, where did it begin, and who were the first skateboarders? What did the first skateboards look like and where did the inspiration come from? All of these questions are the reason I wrote this post. Here, we’ll dive into a brief history of skateboarding so you can … Read more

How Do Hoverboards Work?

It seems like everyone from kids to teens and adults wants to look really cool these days when out there having a good time. Everywhere you look there’s always some happy soul rolling around on some motor-driven board that looks like a segway without handlebars. But how do hoverboards work? How do the various components … Read more

How to Ride a Hoverboard for Beginners

You ordered a UL2272-certified beginner hoverboard such as the Swagtron T6 powered by a certified and safe battery a couple of days ago. The self-balancing scooter you bought boasts a ton of rave reviews, and it’s just arrived looking all new and nice and futuristic. Now, you’re here. And all you want to do is … Read more