Skateboarding Made Simple Vol. 1

At Whatever, we don’t judge people by how many tricks they can do, or who’s a “better” skater. We believe the skater that’s having the most fun and encouraging others to do the same is the best skater. This series of “Skateboarding Made Simple” By Aaron Kyro, a favorite skater amongst our crew is probably one of the best, if not the best video to watch that will actually help you learn how to skate. We will be posting all volumes so stay tuned!

How to Not Look Like A Complete Beginner

You’ve seen the videos we posted by Aaron Kyro such as the best skate tricks for beginners, skateboarding made simple, and 10 things every beginner should know how to do well. We have all heard the phrase “fake it till you make it” and sometimes it is completely necessary to use. No one wants to look like a beginner at the skate park or in front of their friends, so watch this video if you want to learn how to not look like a complete beginner…Even if you really are ;).

Braile Skateboarding: Teaching an 8 Year old How to Ollie

If you saw our last video, Aaron Kyro taught us the quickest way to learn to Ollie. Here he proves his steps are fool-proof by teaching this rad 8 year old how to ollie step by step! If you follow the steps and practice each one until you got them down. You can put it all together and Ollie with success!

Linda Vista Skate Park in San Diego


We have got some exciting news for our local skate community here in San Diego. Most of you have probably heard about the world class skate park is being built in the valley of our very on Linda Vista. The park was designed by Site Design Group from Carlsbad, CA and will be 35,000 square feet of skate heaven once the park is completed. Located at San Diego Recreation Centers 7064 Levant St. San Diego, CA 92111.

What Makes it Epic

The park will be equipped with a competition sized vert bowl, massive street zone, snaking ditch run, transition snake run, flow bowl, and signature full pipe. The coolest thing about the park is that all of these features are weaved into the natural terrain and landscape it was built on.

Why it’s Great for The Community

The park also doesn’t obstruct pedestrians or create any obstacles, because they have built a pedestrian bridge directly above the skate park that spans over the width of the park. This will be San Diego’s largest skate park and in 7 short months the park will open on August 15th. Until then, we can all live vicariously through the “Sims” like people in these photos!


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5 Easiest Skate Tricks for Beginners

In this Video by Braille Skateboarding, Aaron Kyro tells us the five easiest skate tricks for beginners. He lists the five easiest tricks as 1. Ollie, 2. Frontside 180, 3. Backside 180, 4. Pop Shove-it, 5. Frontside Pop Shove-it. While most skaters- professional or amateur would agree, he takes this knowledge and goes a step back to what the five easiest “tricks” would be before you even Ollie. Watch to find out more and get some great tips!

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Braile Skateboarding: The Fastest Way to Learn to Ollie

If you have been following our blog posts, we have been sharing lots of videos on the basics of skating. With the new year upon us and everyone’s can-do attitudes at an all time high, we think you’re all ready for this video! Watch closely as Aaron Kyro demonstrates the fastest way to learn to Ollie!

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!