5 Mistakes Beginner Skaters Make

VL skate outlines the five mistakes beginners make when trying to land new tricks and how to avoid them! The first two are not fully learning the trick and moving on too fast. These two go hand in hand! Muscle memory is the most important thing when getting a new move down. You can try it 100 times and land it 20 times out of that but without creating the proper muscle memory, you won’t be able to retain the trick. The third mistake outlined in this video is losing motivation. It can be discouraging to try something over and over again and not get it, but you can always move onto a different trick and come back to the one you are stuck on another day! The fourth mistake is getting burnt out. If you feel yourself getting tired or frustrated-take a break! The fifth mistake is comparing yourself to others. The only person you should compare progress with is yourself!


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Braille Skateboarding: Skateboarding Made Simple

You have probably heard of Aaron Kyro, professional skater and Youtube Star. He is known for his Youtube Channel called Braille Skateboarding, where he has many tutorials and skate videos based of his own self-taught methods. In this video above, Aaron helps you build a solid foundation for all of your skating and fundamental tricks. He covers turning, stopping, and everything in between. These are the fundamentals Aaron goes over before diving into the most common tricks-ollies, frontside 180’s, backside 180’s, pop shove it’s, front shove its, heelflips and kickflips. Stick with Aaron and his strategical order of learning the art of skating, and you will go far! Or at least, improve.

10 Things Every Beginner Should Know How to Do Well

In this video from VL skate, they outline the ten things every beginner skater should know how to do well. This list of things may seem like it should go without saying, but many new skaters who pick up a board and immediately try to do tricks without a proper foundation will find that it is a lot harder to improve and move on to more advanced tricks down the road. If you are a beginner you want to listen and make sure you have these ten fundamentals down before you move on to the tougher stuff!

Kids and Minis Category Added Just in Time for the Holidays

The holiday season is approaching! We’ve been printing and shipping your custom designed skateboards and longboards for that special someone for a while now, and one of the most frequently asked questions come November and December is what type of board to buy for your son, grandson, goddaughter, etc. We get regular messages along the lines of “What type of board to I buy my 13 year old 5″7′ son”?

New Category: Kids and Minis

We have the answer for you! We have polled our skating experts and put together the best boards for our beloved kids, grandkids, godchildren, baby cousins.. you get the picture. Any of these boards are great options for beginners and/or teenagers and younger.

Gift Card Option

If you decide on the board but you’re unsure about the design, you can always get a gift card and let the recipient know the board you decided on and they can make the design. You can even print out the image of the board to show them the shape & specs!

Check out our selection of kid friendly and mini boards here!

An Easy Way to Get Better at Skating

In this video, created by the guys of Braille Skateboarding, they teach you how to critique yourself in order to learn from your own mistakes when trying to land different tricks.  They share what their riders do behind the scenes to help each other improve from their mistakes and ultimately master different tricks. They share with us their technique of  having a friend film you, watching it back in slo-mo to break it down, and recognize exactly where you are screwing up so you can learn from those mistakes!