Hey Rad Rat! I remember watching your “How Old Is Skateboarding?” video last year and feeling super fascinated that you found out that story from Paris in 1944. However, I recently found an article on Red Bull’s site talking about a skateboard in 1943. The article says that the skateboard was found in Joseph Goebbels’ […]
Category: Skater Intelligence
How High Can You Ollie on the Moon?
Skaters have been dreaming about skating with moon gravity for decades. And when we finally got a glimpse of what it might be like in the Tony Hawk games, that curiosity has only gotten stronger. But you can already ollie 6 feet high in those games. What would it really be like? How high could […]
Will Your Old Decks be Worth Big Bucks? Are Decks Collectible?
From: Emanuele Ferrigno Greetings, My question… In your opinion will skateboard decks and skateboarding related items from 1995 to present day like shoes, wheels, trucks, ect. ever be highly collectible like the stuff from the late 70’s and 80’s? I know, specially skateboard decks, stuff from the 80’s and early 90’s are very collectable…Tony Hawk, […]
Cleaning Bearings with Bones Cleaning Kit + Review
Recently, I talked about cleaning bearings, and why you should never use WD-40. After that episode came out, I reached out to Bones to ask if I could try out one of their cleaning kits. So what I’m going to do is clean my bearings according to their official guides, then review the kit and […]
How Many Flips are Possible on Flat? 5? 6? 7? | Skate Physics
How many flips are physically possible on flat? You’ve seen triple flips, and probably quad flips, but what about 5, 6 or 7? With the highest possible jumps and hardest flicks, what’s the most we could ever do? OK, the first thing I needed to figure out was the maximum amount of airtime you can […]
10 Best Skate Videos of All Time!
People have asked about this for a long time, so I’m going to give you my top ten skate videos of all time. These are all available on the Skately library, which is what I normally use. They have pretty much everything except 411 issues and video parts that Thrasher has posted as a classic. […]
Biggest Handrail Physically Possible? Bone Breaking Drops 2!
In the last video about impact and physics, I calculated how much of a drop you could handle before getting hurt. There were a couple of comments from last time that I wanted to talk about up front because I’m going to be using the same numbers this time. A few people asked for clarification […]
How to Prevent Muscle Strains While Skating?
What can you do at home? First, have a balanced workout routine. One thing I found is that working out only certain muscles – let’s say your biceps and triceps – can make you more likely to pull a muscle that you aren’t using. So you’re really strong and you can lift a lot. But […]
Bone-Breaking Skateboard Drops – What’s the Biggest We Can Go?
What’s the maximum distance you can drop before you break something? Here are the rules – Our imaginary skater has perfect skills and lands everything first try. His technique is perfect. So how high can he ollie from before he breaks something? What’s the limit of the human body when you take out skill and […]
Low Vs. High Trucks – What’s the Point?
A lot of people have asked me to talk about this, so I decided to promote it to a full episode with research and everything instead of just talking off the top of my head. So the first thing I wanted to do is actually figure out what the difference is between high and low […]