Tapping on the little ‘Facebook’ or ‘Instagram’ logo on your phone, to open one of the mentioned apps. Your usual skateboarding feed pops up. As you scroll through your subscriptions, you see a video, posted by a skateboarding account. The guy there does a ‘Feeble Grind 360 Flip Out‘ on a flatbar. You press like, maybe tag a friend, continue scrolling.
Another skateboarding page that you follow posted a video. Some guy in a skate park starts rolling up to a ledge. BOOM Frontside Bluntslide! WTF?! BIGFLIP OUT?! Well, cool. You press like, maybe tag a friend and continue scrolling. Continue reading
Because it’s a YouTube tradition to do “Best of” videos, I decided to do one again for the best tricks of this year. It’s been a while since I stepped on a board, but going through all the videos while editing, looking back at this year, I can’t wait to go out and shred again!
written by Brian L. Scheuermann 12/2017
There’s something I love about the simplicity of watching someone skate in their driveway or garage. Maybe because it’s more natural to watch someone skate at home instead of at some famous spot that’s been shredded by all the pros in their parts. Whatever it may be, if you’re like me, you’ll enjoy Paul Taylor’s videos.
written by Brian L. Scheuermann 12/2017
Something that makes SkatePunk unique is the people involved. We have a great team that is global. We’re not just from a country focussed on the skateboarding. This is why I’m inspired to review this video. Continue reading
On this Sunday, October 22nd, 2017, I woke up with one goal in mind.
The Saturday night prior, I stayed up late searching to find the correct pieces and their respective locations in the store to save myself some time and avoid forgetting some essential items. As the sun rose, I skipped my routine trip to the skatepark and instead opted to head down to my local hardware store around noon. Continue reading
The presence of skateboarding is enormous, and it’s only about to get bigger by the implementation of it in the Olympics. Almost everyone will encounter skateboarding sooner or later, may it be on the streets or media. But what if this wasn’t the case? Continue reading
I was 18 years old, just sold my beloved moped and I didn’t know what to do in life. Unemployed, never graduated and just started a YouTube-Channel.
A post by “Suicidal Tendencies” popped up on Facebook. They would come to a skate shop in Berlin, for a meet and greet. Though I live in Germany, Berlin is pretty much at the other end of the country. Comparing hotel and possible travel prices, I figured, that the money I’ve made from selling my moped, was enough, as my demands for a hotel aren’t extraordinary. I even had some money leftover. From the latter, I chose to buy something that I was considering for a while. A modern-day old school shaped deck. The “Welcome Banshee 90”-Deck was about to be mine. Continue reading
Almost any skateboarding trick that has a “360” in its name counts as intermediate. Intimidating for beginners. Backside 360’s are one of those maneuvers that I would only attempt at a game of S.K.A.T.E. in defense. However, SkatePunk team rider Paul Taylor probably does one as soon as he wakes up, and continues to do them for the rest of the day. It has to be that way because I can’t explain how else he would be so good at it. Do you want to learn BS 360’s? Let them be taught by the master in the video below.
By now you should be aware that skateboarding has evolved to include and make more things acceptable. For example, I ride a 9”+ board and have the chance to skate hollow trucks that size and attempt (and always fail) to jump off of something and throw in a slappy. Ledges, rails, coping, stairs, curbs are okay but never forget about the barrier. Continue reading
For beginner skateboarders, ramps are a scary subject. These seemingly huge and incredible obstacles are, what beginners often avoid because they’re afraid of it. I used to be the same, the lack of a pleasant local skatepark made me a street only skateboarder. This resulted in me, even after 10 years of skateboarding, and having a proper board-control developed, still losing my mind over these ramps. The following guidance is for beginners, who have never skated a kicker or a jumpramp. Continue reading