Can You Skateboard On The Sidewalk?
Skateboarding

Can You Skateboard On The Sidewalk?

Skateboarding is legal in public places, including the sidewalk. It is important to know that there is a common misconception that skateboards cannot be used on sidewalks or the sides of roads. However, in most municipalities, it’s simply that, a misconception. Like bikes or rollerblades, skateboards are perfectly fine to ride on the sidewalk as…

How To Hold A Skateboard Like A Pro
Skateboarding

How To Hold A Skateboard Like A Pro

The “correct” way to hold your skateboard is under your arm at the middle of the board, with your trucks and graphics facing out. There is a lot of controversy about holding your board by the trucks, called a mall grab. In the past, only posers and beginners held their board that way but things…

Can You Get A DUI On A Skateboard?
Skateboarding

Can You Get A DUI On A Skateboard?

You will not be given a DUI for riding a skateboard while under the influence. That being said, there is a clause within the Vehicle Code that allows for police officers to charge you with a misdemeanor for operating a skateboard while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. What does that mean? You will…

How To Prevent Wheel Bite [One Simple Step]
Gear

How To Prevent Wheel Bite [One Simple Step]

There is one simple method to prevent wheel bite on your skateboard, use riser pads. Riser pads sit between your trucks and board, rising them by 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch.  There are a few other options, however, each one will suggest that you alter your preference in one way or another.  Using risers is…

How Much Does It Cost To Build A Skateboard?
Gear

How Much Does It Cost To Build A Skateboard?

On average, it will cost $120 to $150 to build a professional-grade skateboard. Of course, you can really start increasing those prices by buying the best of the best of each skateboard component. To get a better idea, this is the average base price for pro-quality components: Deck – $40 to $80Trucks – $40 to…