Skateboarding made her feel different, but in a good way. Dedicated to getting better every day and starting to learn tricks, this skater continues to prove that females skate too! Leilee Naderi, first year at Cal Poly, grew up in Santa Clara County, CA. Her parents, both born in Iran, moved to the … Continue reading To skate or not to skate? For this female skater, there is no question.
A trick that skaters have been struggling with for generations. Dropping in on a ramp requires the highest level of determination and a will to eat the fall if your commitment isn't enough. "Learning to drop in at the skatepark or on a ramp is one of the hardest things to master in skateboarding. Not because it takes so … Continue reading Learning How to Drop In Isn’t Easy
Infographic to the rescue!! If you still are stuck landing the drop in, you are in luck. This infographic lays out the four-step process to finally dropping in on a ramp. Here is the interactive link for the Piktochart. The graphic you see down below is just a screenshot of the info. Go to that … Continue reading Infographic: How to Drop In on a Skateboard
Laughing, jumping, yelling, and falling all happen at the skatepark. But do you really know who's who? Andrew Johnson grew up in San Luis Obispo skating the original skatepark that was remodeled by CA Skateparks in 2015. He started skating as a kid on a Walmart board and now look at him. Johnson manualing on … Continue reading Getting to Know Skateboarder Andrew Johnson
Skateparks create a space for skaters of all experience levels to come out, skate, and influence one another (SLO Skatepark). Anyone can show up, but what separates the beginners from the experts is how you spend your time improving. Local SLO skateboarder Andrew Johnson (Instagram@ajdrewman) skates the park everyday. After skating around and getting to … Continue reading Commit to a trick and believe in yourself, local skater produces some moments for the camera.
Skateboarding and falling complement each other. You must learn to fall properly. It is part of the experience. Learn more from your mistakes, then you do from landing tricks. If it was easy, everyone would skateboard. But, it's not. After spending hours trying, you might get the feeling of landing a trick. Or you might … Continue reading Ride hard because bones heal and chicks dig scars
The art of skateboarding requires little talent and relatively no equipment to begin learning. You only need a skateboarding and your own two feet. Anyone can try it and many people already have. Word spreads quickly of a remodeled skate park and before you know it at least a handful of people shred the park … Continue reading Why Skateboarding is Becoming so Popular