Daily Archives: December 7, 2009


How to stop when you are riding Inline Skates

Learning how to stop when you are riding inline skates really is not rocket science, and yet there are many novice skaters that actually struggle when it comes to braking simply because they have an intense fear that they are going to fall. This fear often comes from having to take whatever skate you are braking with, tilting it, which makes the skater feel as if he or she is […]

How to stop when you are riding Inline Skates

High Tech Deck Skate Park Materials

High Tech Deck Skate Park Materials

There is a great deal of interest in high tech deck skate park materials today as more and more people are becoming interested in the sport once again. As you watch the interest in skateboarding becoming more popular every year, there is more reason than ever for the innovations in skate park material to become high tech. Recently there has been some information that skate parks and boards have been […]


Skating glossary terms

Concave – This is a term that describes the contouring of a skate deck. It involves the raising of the edges on each side of the board, making it somewhat bowl shaped. This helps provide more traction and control to the rider for staying on and performing tricks. Continuous Edge – This is a term that is used to describe edges that are designed without having small cracks in the […]

Skating glossary terms

What Makes Skater Shoes Different

What Makes Skater Shoes Different

Skate boarding and the entire skater culture seems to become more and more popular every year. Twelve-year old girls who’ve never even stood on a skate board suddenly beg their parents for skater shoes. Shoe store employees are then faced with befuddled parents who aren’t quite sure of the differences between a skater shoe and a regular pair of tennis shoes, and without the expert help, probably would have purchased […]


Wakeboarding – Water Surface

Wakeboarding is a sport that can actually be thought of as a combination of a number of sports: surfing along with water skiing, with a bit of snow boarding thrown in. Wakeboarding is a sport that is performed on the water surface, specifically the wake that is behind a speed boat as it is powering through. Of all of the equipment that is required to wakeboard, there are five types: […]

Wakeboarding - Water Surface

The Tony Hawk Foundation

The Tony Hawk Foundation

The Tony Hawk Foundation is an organization that is geared towards providing youths with the resources to safely and legally hone their craft of skate boarding. In November of 2008, the entertainment elite and action sport pros met to raise money in the fifth annual Activision Presents Stand Up For Skate parks. During the event, the Tony Hawk Foundation raised well over one million dollars to provide quality skate parks […]


The Types of Inline Skates

To a lot of people, inline skating is likely seen as something as simple as putting on a pair of inline skates and rolling way. While this is true on a very broad scale, inline skating as a whole is quite a bit more than that. Inline skates come in a few different types, each specialized for the type of skating it is used for. There are 4 different types […]

The Types of Inline Skates

Inline Skating - What is Rockering?

Inline Skating – What is Rockering?

If you have been into inline skating for any decent amount of time, then chances are you have heard the term rockering before. You might even know what rockering is, and this will just be remedial information for you. But if you do not, then this could be quite enlightening for you. Out of the box, most inline skates are configured in what is known as a “flat setup”. All […]


Inline Skates – The Core of the Wheel

The Core The core of the wheel is comprised of the hub and the spokes. The bearings and spacers are housed inside the inner hub. The spokes and outer hub are what the polyurethane itself is attached to. The way the core is designed, and the materials from which the wheel is constructed are what give the wheel its stability. These same two things are also what give the wheel […]

Inline Skates - The Core of the Wheel