Skateboard Knee Pads – What you need to know

If this is your first time skateboarding, and you’re a bit older than the average skate park goer, you might be wondering ‘Why isn’t everyone wearing knee pads? and helmets?’ The youngest kids in the park will have been threatened with having their scooter / skateboard / BMX taken off them by their parents unless…

Local skateboard shops need your support!

There are no rules in skateboarding.  Stand on it. Push with one of your legs. – They’re not even rules, just general suggestions. Practice until you progress and overcome your fears. Again, optional extras. You should certainly have fun while you’re doing it. Actually, there should be one rule, and I’m proposing that we implement…

Old school skateboards – The fall and rise

The old style skateboards from the 1980s are back, being re-issued to a market of nostalgia-fuelled middle aged guys who have tried to get with the new popsicle-style flippy skinny things, and just aren’t comfortable. The resurgence of pools and big ramps Brand new skateparks are cropping up in every town that has teenagers, and…

Am I too old to skateboard? – How old is too old?

The question I’ve been asking myself for 30 years. I am 47 years old. I still skate, and I will describe to you my skateboarding journey from its beginning in the mid 1980s. From the age of 15, I used to skate every day after school with a few friends. Then all day long at…