How to Switch Frontside 5050 Grind - Skateboard Block Basics Trick Tip

Start progressing your switch skating with the Frontside 5050 Grind

Skating switch is one of the many joys of skateboarding. Some tricks actually feel better switch than they will in your natural stance. So if you’ve been working on your switch skating, getting your switch ollies consistent, it might be time for you to take the next step.

Here is my tutorial for Switch Frontside fifty fifty grinds.

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How To Make Your Skate Shoes Last Longer

Do you keep wearing holes in your shoes within a few days? Tearing through those fresh shoes too fast?

It’s inevitable. Skateboarding means dragging your shoe, repeatedly, over sandpaper (griptape). So it’s no shock that skaters wear through shoes frustratingly quickly. Shoe Goo was a good fix, but definitely not the best. It was, as it sounds, gooey. It dried rubbery which mean’t it wore out quickly too. (And looked awful)

Want to know what I use to make my shoes last 10 times longer?

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How to Backside 5050 Grind - Skateboard Block Basics Trick Tip

Below is a tutorial for another one of the first ledge tricks you will want to learn, the Backside 5050. It’s the basis of so many other tricks, and it’s easy to learn. If you can ollie whilst moving, you can learn this trick. Some people will find the frontside 5050 easier to learn, others the backside 5050, so I’ve included the f/s 5050 tutorial in here for you too!

Enjoy, and Good Luck!

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How to get sponsored as a Surfer/Skateboarder - Best article on STAB

Wondering how to get sponsored in skateboarding or surfing? Here are some thoughts and resources to help you navigate the world of sponsorship and a career in skateboarding or surfing. Thanks to some great articles from STAB magazine and the AVNI interviews with Mikey Taylor and Eric Bork. Enjoy

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1 Secret for how How To Backside Nosegrind Revert/180 Out Easy

The Secrets of Skateboarding - Backside Nosegrind Revert Trick Tip

Below is a tutorial for one of my favourite ledge tricks, the b/s nose grind revert. The short version. A little bonk 180 off the end of a block rather than the long balanced nose grind nollie 180 out.

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Sport Psychology - Inside the mind of a champion

This TED Talk is presented by Professor Martin Hagger of Curtin University and talks about ‘Sport Psychology - Inside the Mind of A Champion’.

He touches on motivation, confidence, performance knowledge, routines and anxiety management. All areas which relate to optimal performance. It’s a short 12 minute talk which gives a great overview on the importance on psychology and how it can be the difference between winning and losing.

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How to Frontside 5050 Grind - Skateboard Block Basics Trick Tip

Start skating ramps with the kick turn on a quarter pipe tutorial!

If you’ve started rolling up an down ramps at the skatepark and are wondering what’s next, look no further.
I’m breaking this trick into 4 key stages. The Approach, Crouch, Extend & Pivot and finally Compress.

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Trick of the Week - Week 1 - Front 5-0 switch Krook 180

Introducing a new series on called ‘Trick of the Week’

Every week, if not every time I go skate I try to learn a new trick. Now in most sports, this would be an insane goal. But in Skateboarding? It’s very doable, with some many millions of skateboard tricks and variations, it’s a fun way to constantly learn new tricks.

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How to Fake 180 Pivot - Skateboard Basics Trick Tip

Start skating ramps with the kick turn on a quarter pipe tutorial!

If you’ve started rolling up an down ramps at the skatepark and are wondering what’s next, look no further.
I’m breaking this trick into 4 key stages. The Approach, Crouch, Extend & Pivot and finally Compress.

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How To Kickturn on a Ramp - Skateboard Basics Trick Tip

Start skating ramps with the kick turn on a quarter pipe tutorial!

If you’ve started rolling up an down ramps at the skatepark and are wondering what’s next, look no further.
I’m breaking this trick into 4 key stages. The Approach, Crouch, Extend & Pivot and finally Compress.

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