Skateboard Sizes: The Best fit for YOU

Watch this video and learn how to determine the best skateboard size to fit your needs. The guys from Braille Skateboards will answer all your questions on board sizes. It’s all about preference and what works for YOU!

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 ;).

OH. MY. GAWD. Nyjah’s Nike SB Part (‘Til Death) is FIRE

Seriously so many face melting rails in Nyjah latest Nike SB part it’s unreal. He also gets smoked super hard – no spoilers – but oof!! Maybe nobody is surprised, since it’s Nyjah Huston, and we already know he’s insanely talented. But this is next level skateboarding no matter how you look at it, and he’s clearly pushing himself to the limits to take it up a notch. What’s your fav clip in this part?

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

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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.
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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.
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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!

Last Minute Gift Fixes: Give a Custom Board in a Card or Give a Gift Card

2 Perfect (last minute) Gifts for the Holidays! Skateboard in a Card, or as a Gift Card!

Are you looking to give the perfect gift to a longboarder or skater who would LOVE a custom board? Well, depending on the date you may still have time to get it in the mail, but if it’s too late to get it shipped in time now or you don’t want to splurge for a rush order, well, we have the PERFECT 2 rad gift solutions for you, with TWO different ways you can give a custom board as a gift!

Last Minute Gift #1 – The Coolest Card Anyone Ever Will Receive.

(Print the design and put it in a card!)

Design a Board »

When you create a custom board design on our site, it creates a preview image of the deck that you can print out. Simply print out the page or the image itself, fold it up and slide the page with the board photo into a card. This will be the best card someone special has ever opened when they see it’s not the typical card – it has a sweet custom skateboard or longboard inside! This is sure to put a happy surprise smile on someone’s face this Christmas, even if you do it the night before ;) Boards start at $59.99.

Last Minute Gift #2 – Gift Card

A voucher to Design Your Own!

Shop Gift Cards »

Our gift cards are always a great way to give someone the gift of customization while still allowing them to make their own design. Purchase a gift card right here from our site in the Shop section. We’ll email you a graphic of a gift card with the code on it that you can print out and stick into a holiday card and give someone the chance to design their own board! They will be stoked when they realize they get to design something themselves and have it shipped right to their door. Please allow 24-48 hours for the gift card to be emailed to you. Gift Cards start at $25.00.

Still Got Time?

To check if you still have time to get a custom deck in the mail by Christmas, check our page here:

Holiday Shipping Times and Last Days to Order



Happy Holidays!




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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