Meet one of the Youngest Pro Skaters in the World!

Here is your daily dose of inspiration.  9 year-old Sky Brown is one of the youngest pro skaters in the world whose dream is to compete in the X Games. Sky is a constant reminder that with the right attitude, you can do anything and it’s OK to scare yourself sometimes. “Be brave, be strong, have fun and do it because you love it.”- Sky Brown        

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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Tony Hawk Brought You Some Early Halloween Treats With Perched

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…

Bob Burnquist Skating a Floating Ramp in Lake Tahoe! Whatever!

The title really says it all – Bob Burnquist skates a floating half pipe on lake Tahoe – like a boss.

We have our own dreams and fantasies about things like building a half pipe on our office roof, but there’s just a couple minor safety concerns like flying off the roof and dying, so we’re still working out the logistics there before we can pull it off, haha.  Regardless, we love to see inspiring stuff like this, where people turn skate-pipe-dreams into reality!  Big ups, Bob- well done Sir.  But, next time, do it with your own custom design on your deck ;)