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Title: New at Skating
Post by: Sam on September 12, 2013, 04:58:43 PM
Hey, I was wondering if there are any good basic boards to learn on that people on here would recommend. Nothing too expensive please but I don't want a piece of junk that will break in two weeks.


Title: Re: New at Skating
Post by: GC on September 12, 2013, 07:56:46 PM
Hi Sam! Welcome to the club.

Go to your local skateshop, and buy the cheapest, most basic shop set-up. Anything that's not a K-Mart board will pretty much serve you the same purpose for now. But please support a real skateshop, if you can. Mall stores don't have your best interests in mind.


Title: Re: New at Skating
Post by: ty on October 29, 2013, 08:46:01 AM
or don't go for Wal-Mart boards they suck a**


Title: Re: New at Skating
Post by: dtotherob on October 29, 2013, 03:16:24 PM
if you are new to skating, nothing will break a deck, unless you abuse it.  buy a complete from your local shop.


Title: Re: New at Skating
Post by: Rique Quintana on January 11, 2014, 09:06:33 AM
Go to your local shop or anyshop, and buy a Blank if your new but not quiet sure about it. a blank deck is nice bc thats your "Basics Board" the first 2 boards i had, i learned ollies on and learned ollies down curbs and then little stairsets. then do the same things with your next trick you learn. you just want to get used to being on top of a skateboard while it is rolling and like i said. its your Basics that you are learning


Title: Re: New at Skating
Post by: chris on January 17, 2014, 01:11:18 PM
Make a buddy at a local shop and they'll take care of you. Don't buy from a Sports Authority or major chain like that. There boards are S***.


Title: Re: New at Skating
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on January 26, 2014, 01:26:37 PM
get your mother to suck more dick so she can afford you a decent board, fag


Title: Re: New at Skating
Post by: Jeff Jude on January 28, 2014, 04:03:11 AM
don't go to zummies


Title: Re: New at Skating
Post by: Andrew Bookhoop on February 01, 2014, 11:27:46 AM
I'm a week away from my first year of skating, and I'm stuck. I just got heel flips down after about 3 months of practice, and I've got all the basic tricks down pretty well. So, my question is, what next? What should I work on? I can ollie 2 boards, I've done up to a 4-stair, I've got all my tricks in fakie, except heelflips, I can ollie up/down curbs, ollie manual, most boneless variations, fast plant, and a few other little tricks. What next? 


Title: Re: New at Skating
Post by: Jay on February 19, 2014, 04:05:13 PM
Go into your local skateshop (no malls or shitty clothing stores that carry a deck or two)

Talk to the guys there, just ask. If its a good shop the guys will set you up right and tell them you want to ease into it, not break the bank on your first set up. Ask about anyone making decks in the area and starting or an entry level deck.

Keep in mind, heavy is bad for a new guy, shape is a big deal too. pro decks are the pick of the litter off the molds. but a decent mid priced deck will help you wonders. I made the mistake of buying the flashiest looking deck when I started and it was heavy, stiff, and felt like i was skating a concrete slab. It wasnt until I did some more homework and alot of frustration trying to get that to pop that I bought a lighter more AMAZING deck.

Start small and cheap to get comfortable. But dont sacrifice quality because it will fuck your learning curve up. Ask the guys at the shop if they have cheap/used hardware they can sell you. If its a good shop they wont mind helping a kid get started by pitching him a used set of trucks and wheels.

Good luck and ask lots of questions. Get the guys at the shop to give you tips and pointers. dont be intimidated we were all in your position at one point or another.


Title: Re: New at Skating
Post by: Domz on March 03, 2014, 05:21:16 PM
Blank decks are probably your best bet. They are no Walmart skateboard, but they're cheap and will last you a decent while before you have to buy a new one. Local skate shops have them I'm sure.


Title: Re: New at Skating
Post by: Christian on March 04, 2014, 11:46:26 AM
don't go to zummies
 

What is wrong with Zummiez? I think its a great shop next to bluetile here in Columbia.  :-\


Title: Re: New at Skating
Post by: Domz on March 04, 2014, 12:25:23 PM