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It is no secret that skateboarders from all over the world have energy drinks involved in their sport. The main reason for this is that energy drinks have been branded as a ‘sports’ drink by many people who participate, even though they are not actually something as good for people to drink as Gatorade or water. People such as Tony Hawk are always seen drinking Amp, Red Bull, Monster, and countless other drinks. These do give a great boost to people who drink them, which is a great reason! Drinking an energy drink before going out skateboarding gives you a rush of energy that enables you to do stunts for hours on end, like on Directv offers. Some reasons that many skaters like to drink energy drinks while skating is also because they might get noticed by the companies who create the drinks. This means that there are talent scouts out there in the world who love for nothing more than to find people who have massive skill, skateboard, and also drink a particular energy drink. What could be better than drinking something delicious while skating and being discovered by someone who can make your future better then you ever imagined?

Are you new to the extreme sport of skateboarding? If so, then you are probably in the process of attempting to learn some basic tricks so that you can develop your skills and become as talented as possible at the sport. After all, these basic tricks and skateboarding moves are a necessary foundation for more complex and impressive tricks that you will likely want to try in the future.

So what basic tricks should you Read the rest of this entry »

Apr
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Skateboarder Rob Dyrdek’s TV Shows

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Born on June 28, 1974, Rob Dyrdek rose to fame as a professional skateboarder in 1985 for the G & S skate team, seen often on http://www.direct.tv. He was born in Kettering, Ohio, and left school before his senior year in order to move to California for his skating career. His mother was upset at first, but there was little she could be angry about as long as Dyrdek continued to earn a handsome living and stay out of trouble. Around the same time he moved, Dyrdek started his own skateboard company with a longtime friend. Alien Workshop is still the skateboard brand he rides today.

As Dyrdek began to skate less, his entrepreneurial spirit became more developed. He created a show for MTV called Rob & Big, which aired from November 2006 to April 2008, in which he and his best friend generally goofed off in Dyrdek’s Hollywood Hills home. The show featured the boys pulling pranks on friends, attending skate shows to give away large sums of money and teaching Dyrdek’s dog Meaty how to ride a skateboard. Although never as big a hit as some other MTV reality shows, Rob & Big was popular with many viewers. The show ended when Chris “Big Boy” Boykins decided to leave upon the birth of his son.

Dyrdek’s next foray into television, Fantasy Factory, followed directly on the heels of Rob & Big. This show is filmed primarily in Dyrdek’s warehouse sized headquarters where he has built an indoor skate park, his business offices and a recording studio for his cousin. The half hour MTV program shows Dyrdek and his friends finding new adventures for each episode. Dyrdek has been known to spend episodes building the world’s largest skateboard, investing in a restaurant and playing in basketball tournaments with NBA superstars.

Ridiculousness is Dyrdek’s newest television show. He watches and remarks on video clips of mostly painful sports mishaps with special guests appearing on each episode. He continues to skate every chance he gets, and his Dyrdek Foundation is involved in getting legal skateboard parks built in cities across the nation.

When it comes to skateboarding, like with just about any other activity you can think of under the sun, New York City has you covered with a wide variety of different spots. However, not all New York City skateboarding hangouts are created equal, and all have their ups and downs. If you’re looking for great, challenging places to skate there are a couple where you can pretty much never go wrong.

Union Square Park
At the intersection of 14th and Broadway is the sizable, mostly concrete park and gathering area known as Union Square. Come here on Read the rest of this entry »

There are many things you will need to do when picking up the new hobby of skateboarding. When learning how to skateboard, it can be very frustrating. Some of these are simple and others take a little bit of work.

The first thing you will need to do is purchase a skateboard. When starting out you do not want to purchase a top of the line skateboard. The reason for this is because you might decide that skateboarding is just not for you. Skateboards can range anywhere from 10 dollars all the way up to hundreds Read the rest of this entry »

Skateboarding is one of the more popular things for this generation of kids. There are also many adults that partake in this sport. The sad reality of it is how unaccepted it is.

There are many places that purposely put up “no skateboarding” signs. There is honestly no harm in people riding their skateboard. When kids have something like this to do, it honestly keeps them out of trouble. There are also many places that enforce pressing charges if you are to skateboard on their property. Since it can Read the rest of this entry »

Skateboarding is a great hobby, however, learning the tricks can sometimes be a daunting task. This is when it is important that you know where to go to learn these tricks. One of the best places to learn skateboard tricks is at the skate park. The reason is because skate parks are going to have many other skaters who will be able to help you to learn the tricks.

Another one of the advantages of learning tricks at the skate park is that you will have Read the rest of this entry »

It is no secret that skateboarders from all over the world have energy drinks involved in their sport. The main reason for this is that energy drinks have been branded as a ‘sports’ drink by many people who participate, even though they are not actually something as good for people to drink as Gatorade or water. People such as Tony Hawk are always seen drinking Amp, Red Bull, Monster, and countless other drinks. These do give a great boost to people who drink them, which is a great reason! Drinking an energy drink before going out Read the rest of this entry »