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!
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 ;).
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!
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 EpicThe 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 CommunityThe 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!
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!
Personalized Longboards for Everyone
As skateboarding has gained more and more popularity over the years, the design of decks has gotten increasingly more creative. There are plenty of ways to be creative when it comes to your skateboard deck, and we make it easy with our online customizer. Since you are able to fully customize your skateboard on our website, the possibilities really are endless. One rad way to customize that we have been digging lately is putting photos on your board. You can place a single photo, multiple photos, or create a collage of photos to put on a deck. Not sure what type of photo to use? We share some of our favorite ideas and ways to have photos on a skateboard.
Personal Photos on a Skateboard
Photo-adorned skateboard make great gifts as well. Order a board with photos of the birthday boy and he will be stoked on his birthday present. Friends tying the knot? Have a few of their favorite photos as a couple transformed into a keepsake that they can either display or ride down the street. Skateboards with photos of you also make a great holiday gift for your parents. Even if they don’t ride, having something you made for them that you enjoy with your favorite photos is sure to please.
Photos as Keepsakes
If you don’t want to use photos of yourself or others, consider the endless other possibilities. If you are a photographer, placing on of your original photos on a skateboard is the perfect way to attract attention to your work while creating the perfect way to get around while you are taking photos. Or perhaps you have some old photos laying around that hold sentimental value. Putting them on a skateboard is a great way to preserve the memories in a fun and creative way.
Skateboard Art comes to Life
Whether you are an established artist, a beginner, or just a creative person, you will likely love the idea of getting your creations out there. Every artist enjoys sharing their work, and what better way to do it than cruising around on it? Enter: skateboard art. At Whatever Skateboards, you can take any of your art and put it on a skateboard or longboard deck. Not only will you get to ride around on your very own creation, you’ll get to show off your skills both on your board and creatively.
The Creative Process
The process is quick, fun, and easy. First, create your design. Draw, paint, or create a masterpiece of the computer. Already have a favorite work of art? Even better! Once you’ve picked out the winner, you’re ready to upload it to our online customizer. To do this, simply scan your hand-drawn design and transfer it to your computer or convert your graphic design to a jpg. Then go to our site, select the board you’d like, click “create your own”. Our decks come in a variety of different sizes, so whatever your preference, you can customize it. This will take you to our customizer. Once you get to step two you will have the option to upload your own photo. From there you can play around with sizing and placement, and even add other graphics or text. There are no rules when it comes to designing your own skateboard so have fun with it and go crazy!
Options for Everyone
Our decks come in a variety of different sizes, so whatever your preference, you can customize it. Worried about scratching up your art? You also have the option to create custom grip tape in addition to custom decks. That way while you shred your design is still visible and if kept in good shape.
Longboards are awesome for getting you where you need to go as well as riding for sport. Any longboard is good for cruising around town, and most are perfect for downhill and distance riding as well. If you are looking for a custom longboard from Whatever Skateboards we have plenty of great options from classic old school pintail longboards to modern downhill symmetrical top mounts and drop throughs and every type of cruiser to choose from.
Experience the speed and thrill of a longboard on your own custom creation! Choose from hundreds of different graphics or upload your own into our customizer to create your perfect design. As if cruising down the street on a brand new board isn’t cool enough, imagine cruising on your very own creation. Having a custom longboard is the perfect way to not only ride in style, but also to attract attention to your riding skills. Post a photo of your fresh new custom design to your social media and draw in even more attention and compliments.
Create a Custom Longboard with Your Favorite Pattern
One of our personal favorite type of custom longboard is a patterned deck. With our online customizer you can choose from a variety of cool patterns. Whether your style is classic, bold, tropical, or eclectic, we can guarantee you’ll find pattern that you will dig on a custom longboard. If you’re feeling extra creative, you also have the option to upload your own patterns to use on your board. Create a pattern then see it come to life on your very own longboard! In tune with your geometric patterns, crystals, and fractals? Create a crazy design that will blow your mind :-O Spirals, hearts, tiger stripes, leopard print, and polka dots can add some spice any longboard. You can even pattern your name so everyone knows who that is your next clip. Having a custom longboard design you love is part of the creativity behind the perfect cruise.
These days, some of the best skateboarders in the world are below the age of 20. Kids are stepping on their first boards at 5 and getting sponsors at the young age of 12. What better way to introduce your young one to skating than with a board designed especially for him or her. With Whatever you can design and order skateboards for kids for their next birthday, special occasion, or just because. We offer street and longboards in a variety of different sizes as well as trucks, wheels, and grip tape to complete your board. What better surprise for a kid than receiving a brand new board customized just how they want it.
Benefits of Skateboards for Kids
There are endless benefits to skateboards for kids. Introducing your child to skating means introducing them to a whole new world. The main benefit of skateboarding for kids is that it gets them outside and active. When they’re stoked about boarding, they’ll want to get out and skate as much as possible. This is good not only for their physical health but also their mental health. Another awesome benefit of getting your kid on a skateboard is the close-knit community that comes with the sport. Friendships are a key part of a young person’s life, from childhood to teenage years, and by encouraging your kid to join in on the skating community you are helping to cultivate many friendships to come.
The coolest part about the skateboards we offer for kids at Whatever is that they can choose their own graphic or text to put on the deck. Whether they have their own design or photo in mind or want to browse our extensive online library of free premium options, they’ll be sure to end up with a board they can’t wait to show off at the skate park.
Head over to our website to see all the skateboards we have to offer!