Go Skateboarding Day is 2 days away, and I thought it would be a great time to learn about the history of the event. I’m planning on actually going out and skating on go skateboarding day, so hopefully you’ll see something from me then too. I have an idea for it that I think is […]
Category: Skater Intelligence
Did Tony Hawk STEAL the 900? Both Sides of the Story
Back in 2014, Vice made a documentary about Tas Pappas called All This Mayhem, which is basically his life story. It’s really about how he and his brother get caught up in drugs and how his brother tragically died. So it’s not really ABOUT Tony Hawk, but he does come up a lot, and the […]
A Skateboard with WINGS? Worst Skateboard Inventions of All Time
In my research, I’ve come across a lot of really weird products that have been made for skateboarders over the years. For the sake of this video, these gimmicks are random skate products that don’t really do anything useful, or were at least way overblown. A good example is my first one, the Skate wing. […]
Where Does “Goofy” Stance Come From?
If you do any research about the term ‘goofy foot’, you’ll very quickly find that it’s not meant to be offensive at all, and that the word ‘goofy’ wasn’t even a bad thing at the time. It’s not meant to be an insult or derogatory in any way. In fact, it’s simply named after Goofy, […]
Are Nollie Spin Directions WRONG? Fakie VS Nollie
You know, a lot of people get fakie trick spin names wrong, or some people have the nollie ones messed up. You know what, let me show you what I’m talking about really quick. Here are some clips from the trickipedia on the Berrics. A nollie backside heelflip from a regular skater and a frontside […]
Did Kareem Campbell STEAL the Ghetto Bird?
When you think of Kareem Campbell, one of the first things that comes to mind is his signature trick, the Ghetto Bird. I already made a video about what the trick is exactly, and one thing I noticed in my research… is that he wasn’t actually the first person to do it. Did he steal […]
Are Blank Decks DESTROYING Skateboarding? Should You Ever Buy Blank Decks?
A lot of skaters are using no-brand blank decks to save money. But is that hurting skateboarding in general? Is it worth saving a few dollars? Let’s figure this out. A lot of new skaters are young. They save up their allowance or cash from raking lawns, and they just want to stretch it as […]
The Death (and return?) of Aggressive Inline
A lot of you who have been around for a while remember how incredibly popular rollerblading, or inline skating, or “aggressive inline” was back in the day. In 1996-98, rollerblading peaked. There were 29.1 million bladers compared to 4.5 million skateboarders and 3.8 million snowboarders according to the National Sporting Good Association. There were 4 […]