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Simon's Skateboard Tips - Cheap Boards

Check out Simon's free kids skateboarding tips for help with skate tricks like ollies, kickflips and rail slides.
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By: Simon

So ya love skateboarding, but still haven't mastered the ollie? Having problems landing your kickflip? Why not and he'll get an answer for you.

Hey Simon,
I can't get my ollie right. I can't get the other end off the ground. Is that because I have a cheap Wal-Mart board? Please help me.
chingy3

Hey chingy3,

When it comes to skateboards, you usually get what you pay for. A $30 "complete board" from Wal-Mart isn't going to be as smooth a ride as a skateboard you put together yourself with higher quality trucks, bearings and wheels. Cheaper components usually won't be as responsive, as durable or as safe as more expensive ones. If you can save up some cash or hit the 'rents up for some money, you'll find your skating improves with a better board (tell your parents you'll be much less likely to get hurt if you have a better skateboard as well). You can get pretty good quality Andy Macdonald complete skateboards for around $60, which will be a big improvement over that dodgy Wal-Mart deck. For more info on Andy Mac skateboards, click here.

But if you don't have any extra money floating around, don't panic. Just because you've got a cheap board from Wal-Mart doesn't mean you'll never be able to ollie. Wearing a $200 pair of basketball shoes won't make you slam like Lebron James and a top-of-the-line deck won't necessarily mean your landing sick skate tricks like [KWLINK 3785[b]Bucky Lasek. An ollie is a hard trick to learn and takes a lot of practice. For more help, check out my How To Ollie Tips on Kidzworld by clicking here.

Do you need some cool skateboarding tips? to Simon. He might not no everything, but he's been skating for a while and certainly knows more than your Mom does. Remember: never push mongo, and always wear a helmet.

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