Finding Information on Skateboards and Skateboarding
By Brad Jakes
If you recently took up skateboarding as a sport or hobby, and you've never been involved in skateboarding before, there is a lot of information you will need to know in order to ensure that you are safe and know how to properly use the skateboard outdoors and at indoor skate parks. There are many information sources available if you are seeking information about skateboarding techniques, skateboard models, safety tips, and skateboarding as a sport. If you know where to look for this information, you will be able to get the most accurate results in the least amount of time.
Skateboarding magazines are one of the best resources for finding skateboarding information. Articles on this sport can help you learn new techniques and learn tips for staying safe. The advertisements contained in these magazines can help you find new products and services that can help you become a more experienced skateboarder. Skateboarding magazines may also have classified ads that allow you to connect with other skateboarders and learn more advanced techniques from people with experience.
There are two major types of skateboard shops where you can find information on skateboarding. One is your local skateboarding shop, a brick and mortar store where you can find some of the latest skateboarding equipment and accessories. In the skateboard shop, you can get information on Sector 9 skateboards, Sector nine products, longboards, mountain boards, and other popular skateboard models and products. You'll also be introduced to local skateboard enthusiasts who can help you develop new techniques and may also be able to give you information on new skateboard parks in the area.
The second type of skateboard shop you can turn to is the skateboard shop online. This online shop is ideal for finding information on skateboarding because you can access it from the comfort of your own home. The online skateboard shop may have many more products than a regular shop and you may also be given access to articles and product reviews that your local skateboard shop does not offer. Visiting online skateboard shops makes it easy to get information on skateboarding as a hobby or sport and also gives you the opportunity to see what everyone else is buying in order to skateboard.
Online Forums and Discussion Groups
Online forums and discussion groups are yet another resource for you when you want to find information on skateboarding, new techniques, and the best skateboard models. When you visit an online discussion group, you will find hundreds or even thousands of posts about skateboard models, tricks, techniques, and professional skateboarders. You can post a question about skateboarding and get an answer from an experienced skater in a matter of minutes or hours. You can also get answers from many different people, which will give you a lot of information in a short amount of time. The one thing you need to watch out for when using forums to get information on skateboarding is that you do not follow every single piece of advice offered by other members. While they are experienced, most of them post based on their own experiences. They will not know your level of expertise or experiences with skateboarding, so some of their suggestions may not work for your individual needs.
If you have a skateboard park in your neighborhood, it can be the perfect place to get information about skateboarding. The people who hang around these parks are usually skateboarding enthusiasts, so they may be able to make recommendations on products or offer advice on improving your technique. Visiting a skateboard park also gives you the chance to observe other skaters and see what works for them and what doesn't. Observing other people involved in the sport can give you some good ideas for what you can do with your skills and talents.
Skateboard Review Sites
If you are interested in buying a skateboard, but don't know where to start, visit a skateboard review site online. These sites offer reviews of some of the most popular skateboards and skateboarding accessories. You will find the reviews categorized by brand name, price range, or model number, so it's important to see how each site organizes information. If you have a particular skateboard or piece of equipment in mind, look it up by name on the review site. If you don't have anything specific in mind, some sites will allow you to do a search by brand name, price range, or skateboard specifications.
Books About Skateboarding
If you don't have access to some of the popular skateboarding magazines and forums, you may want to spend some time at your local bookstore. While there are not a ton of books about skateboarding, the ones that exist offer a lot of information on developing your technique and learning new skateboarding tricks. You can spend a lot of time reading books in the bookstore if you don't want to spend a lot of money on buying the books. If you want to refer to the books again and again, you may want to invest in buying them so that you can add them to your home library.
As you can see, there are a lot of information resources available for people who want to get involved in skateboarding as a hobby or sport. The resources you use will depend on several factors including your location, budget, and access to the Internet. If you live in a rural area with no Internet access, you may have to visit a local skateboard shop or park in order to ask people for information in person. If you live in an urban area, you will be able to use the library and your own Internet access to look up information on skateboarding. Once you have all of the information you need, you can perfect your technique by spending time at local parks or in your driveway.
Brad Jakes is a skater, surfer and writer.