Check out TransWorld’s video from Go Skateboarding Day in NYC! Go Skateboarding Day is an awesome, global event to promote skateboarding, held on June 21st every year. We celebrated at the park in the LES, with Nike SB sponsoring the event. If you missed it this year, be sure to check it out next time (and you can always celebrate this weekend!).
When he watches this movie, he’s probably just gonna say “OK, you know what? I’m not building this wall anymore.”
Build Ramps Not Walls (BRNW) is a project that began with a tight knit Mexican and American skate community on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Looking for a positive response to the negative rhetoric between Mexico and the United States of America after the U.S.A. 2016 Presidential Elections, this diverse skate crew decided to come together a build a new ramp with the same construction materials that would be used to build the wall between Mexico and the U.S.A. In the process of this construction, we saw skaters from all walks of life come together, overcoming barriers of race, age, gender and economics, to achieve a common goal– the goal to create the most unique DIY park in all of Mexico where Mexicans, Americans, all nationalities can come together and skate.
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Check out the below trailer for Get Used To It: Women Skateboarders in South Africa
Get Used To It is a documentary about female skateboarders in South Africa, and Skateistan’s efforts to promote skateboarding as a route to independence and education. You can find the full documentary for free on the Oolipo app on iPhone.
It’s never too late to start skating! Once you have the basics of riding the board down, the next step is to start learning some skateboard tricks. We’ve selected 5 of the best skate tricks for new skaters. If you are already comfortable on the board, you should be able to get a handle on each of these tricks in a few hours or an afternoon. Don’t get discouraged though, even the best skaters can’t land every trick every time!
These days, there are tons of resources out there for learning skate tricks. We’ve picked out some of the best video tutorials around. Don’t spend too long watching these videos. Practice makes perfect! The only way to really get good is to get out there and skate.
You won’t be winning every game of SKATE right away, but if you can get these tricks down you’ll be well on your way. Check out below for AAB’s picks for the 5 best skateboard tricks for beginners.