This year King of the Road has not disappointed. Top notch shredding, gnarly bails, and crazy stunts all full force by some of todays top riders. With powerhouses Zion Wright, Evan Smith, Kyle Walker, Nyjah Huston, Mason Silva, Cole Wilson and more it is hard to foresee who will be crowned the next King of the Road. Tell us who your favorite riders are and your team pick for KOTR this year in the comment section below.
Here are the Finals Highlights from the Nitro World Games 2018:
Alex Sorgente took 1st place at the Men’s Skate Park this weekend with 92 points. Ben Hatchell took 2nd (90 points) while Cory Juneau took 3rd (89 points)!
For Women’s Skate Park, Lizzie Armanto took 1st place with 84.66 points, Kisa Nakamura took 2nd with 81.66 points, and Sakura Yosozumi took 3rd with 78.33 points!
Finally, Moto Shibta took 1st place at Men’s Vert with 89 points. Elliot Sloan took 2nd with 87.66 points, and Jono Schwan took 3rd with 83 points!
Here’s a short vid of the highlights from the Nitro World Games 2018:
We met Richie in Long Beach last year and he’s truly a cool and interesting guy to hang out with. Check out one of Richie Jackson’s more famous video parts. We’ll let the video and steez do the talking, as Richie’s style is so unique, nothing else need be said.
and here’s some of our favorite Richie Jackson Instagram clips (must follow):
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!
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?
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!
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!
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!