Summer is right around the corner which means warm weather, longer days and more time to skate outside. You may have your favorite skate park, shopping center, boulevard or boardwalk but what about creating your own park?! This Summer, we’re looking for people to post the most creative, non-conventional skate trick videos for a chance to win your very own custom skateboard. Here’s how it works:
We want Creative, Never Before Seen Footage!
To clarify, we aren’t seeking videos of kickflip done off a 50 foot house (it would be cool but we don’t want anyone to kill themselves during this competition) we want to see you create funny videos using props from your garage, bedroom, local park etc. Use ladders, chairs, ply wood, trampolines, ANYTHING! The world is your oyster. Find a cool spot in the woods or on abandoned fishing dock. Go explore, or stay in your backyard but wherever you decide to film, be creative! If you need some inspiration, and a good laugh, check out the video from @me_5j
Enter your videos by tagging @whateverskateboards in your caption along with hashtag #whateverbackyardsummer for a chance to win your own custom skateboard. Winners will be selected and reposted on the last day of Summer! GOODLUCK AND HAVE FUN!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Tony Hawk Hands Out Full Size Tricks For Halloween With Perched
We’re a San Diego company so we’re shameless Tony Hawk fans, (remember our Tony Hawk Circuit Boards article?), but this time our local legend brought even sweeter treats with his latest tricks in his new skate vid Perched that dropped with RIDE Channel. Perched is basically an all out one man vert holiday reel where Tony Hawk reminds you that he’s still the king.
Not Enough Treats? DJ ZTrip Remixed Tony Hawk Pro Skater Songs For This Vid
YEP. HAPPENED. In case you want to rock these jamz yourself and can’t find your PS1…
The future is here! Syrmo is a new skateboard app and accompanying trick tracking hardware that lets you track and check any of your tricks and locations. Want to design your own skateboard trick? Syrmo is a pad riser approach to a skateboarding “wearable”for your skate, but it comes complete with an app that shows your tricks, check you in, and can auto-edit footage for you. It appears they’ve CNCed their own designs for the riser and have cool little pieces that slide in to track all sorts of skate and trick stats for. They even included a way to 3D replay your tricks!
One of the best features in that demo is the automatic editing of skate vids. Did you just make your own skate trick or come up with a custom skateboard trick? Catch the stats and the 3D replay for sure but if your buddy is filming you through the app it will auto-locate that spot in the skate video and let you add filters or slow mo. This is definitely the best looking skate Kickstarter we’ve seen in a while. It really adds tech + skating to get something new and awesome. Check out some pics of the Syrmo app if you want to drool over the future of skating…
We’re pretty stoked on this; we’d love to see this Syrmo Kickstarter fully funded so we can get the latest and greatest in the future of skate technology. There are still a few days left to go on this Kickstarter so get in there and back it so we can ours! Click here for the Syrmo Kickstarter