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. That is our goal here at the INTERNATIONAL SKATEBOARDERS UNION. Provide you reliable, acurate information to help you enjoy skate boarding to it’s fullest.





However there are other wonderful sources for reliable skatebording info, and we want to share some of them with you here.   Take the time to really become “self educated” will help
you understand and enjoy skateboarding at the highest levels.

Skateboarding Magazines
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 skateboarding 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.

Skateboard Shops
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 before it hits the streets.

Online Skateboard 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, sometimes minutes.

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.

Some people have all the answers but no skatebaording success to speak of.  So don’t waste too 
much time with someone you meet in a Facebook or any social media skatebaording group with these people.   Pay close attention who you are getting advice from!

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. Becoming a great skateboarder isn’t something that is going to happen from reading forums. You have to get on the street and PRACTICE. As we like to say here at the International Scateboarders Union “PERFECT Practice makes PERFECT” it is a quote that we heard from Atlanta motivational speaker, Dale Calvert.

Skateboard Parks
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.

We have one of the largest, if not they largest directory of skateboard parks in the world here for our vistors here at the InternationalSkateboardersUnion.com 

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 personal 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. We cannot stress this enough. Skateboarding is a fun hobbie. When I am not spending time on my board, I am reading and learning all I can about the sport or watching Skateboarding Movies. If you are new, welcome to the hobby, you are going to have more fun that you could have ever imagined.  

Lastly, I would tell you to practice everyday, and enjoy the journey.  You will progress, get better and learn more tricks, but it takes work and dedication.  Are you up for the challenge?  I hope so, skateboarding is like life and you will learn many life lessons along this fantastic journey, be patient with yourself and enjoy the journey.



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