Looking for tips on how to pick a SKATEBOARD that is perfect for you or your loved ones?
What's the difference between a trick skateboard or cruiser?
What's a good skateboard for kids or adults just getting started with skateboarding?
We answer these questions and discuss some common mistakes to avoid. We also talk about the best way to buy a skateboard and how to know what you're looking for at the local skate shop.
Have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones!
With Lots of Love,
From everyone here at SKATEYOGI
Complimentary Holiday Skateboard Gift Wrapping at SKATEYOGI This Holiday Season!!
SKATEYOGI is closed on Thursday 11/28 & Friday 11/29.
The Family That Skates Together Stays Together!
Living in the city in this digital age it can tough to find ways to truly share time together as a family. Well, skateboarding offers a great opportunity to turn off the devices and really play! More and more, I'm seeing multiple members of families joining in on the fun whether it's another sibling getting the bug to skate or a parent signing up for an adult class to partake in the shred.
This Thanksgiving Weekend, our regular class series are on break so we're taking the opportunity to bring back our popular Parent & Me classes . Offered for both 4-5 and 6-12 year olds along with a parent, the class will include instruction on the basics, some skate games and tips on how to skate with your child. Each class is limited to 4 Parent/Child pairs so sign up soon to save your spot!
We are also offering specially-priced drop-in classes for all of our usual age ranges (2-3, 4-5 & 6-12) .
Great way to sneak in a post holiday feast bonus class and/or let a friend know that's been wanting to try out SKATEYOGI.
See you out there fam!
"All Good Things are Wild and Free."
-Henry David Thoreau
With a lot of recent talk about climate issues, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on how skateboarding factors in on a personal level.
When you skate around doing errands you’re not just adding some fun to your day, but also lowering your carbon footprint. Skating is best in cities which are inherently more environmentally friendly than more spread out communities due to economies of scale and shared goods and resources. Skateboards are one of the many alternative transport options that move us around without burning fossil fuels.
As NYC skaters have experienced for years, our skateboards are both the journey and the destination. We skate to the spots building stamina along the way, and at the spots challenge our balance and coordination with tricks that then help our agility back in the streets. You’ll see in all our classes that we cover both fundamentals and tricks.
Maybe soon you’ll be saving the bus fare and skating to school or work!
See you out there!
Going around the circle last night during our Adult Basics Series, I heard several students tell a familiar story along the lines of "I've always wanted to do this and I felt like the time was right."
And this does seem to follow the general trend I've seen over the past decade or so. What was once the domain of teenage boys is now a much more diverse culture with participants of all ages, genders and walks of life. Perhaps the aging of skateboarding itself has helped bring about this acceptance. We have families skating together and crews of skaters making space for once marginalized groups within skating.
Central to SKATEYOGI's vision to celebrate our differences with peace and respect, we have always strived to create a nurturing environment for anyone to come and experience the joy of skateboarding.
I'm happy to say this fall we have our widest offering of skate classes yet. Whether you're a tot, kid, teen or adult, we've got classes and some of them outdoors at some of the best skate spots NYC has to offer. Just below we have a breakdown of all the times and locations as well as spots remaining as of today. Please email us with any questions.
Looking forward to skating with you soon!
So many choices!
"Interested in getting a board but not sure what size?"
Walking in to a skate shop to pick out a board for the first time can be a bit overwhelming with all the specifications you have to choose from. One important decision to make is board width. Among the standard popsicle shaped skateboard decks, this is the defining measurement. A narrower deck allows for tighter turns and more technical tricks while a wider board offers more stability.
For kids ages 6 and up, we recommend around a 7.5" deck. Even younger skaters can benefit from a narrower (and often shorter) deck around 7-7.25". For teens and older, standard decks range from 7.75-8.5" depending on personal preference. We've seen a lot of beginners do well on a 8" deck, offering a good mix of turning and stability. One nice thing about having our skate space and shop is that you can try out different setups to figure out what works best for you!
See you on the ramp!
A few days ago I had a phone interview answering questions for someone writing a magazine article on skateboarding. With skateboarding's upcoming debut in the 2020 Olympics, everyone is trying to understand this curious activity we care so much about.
Why does someone get into skateboarding?
For me, I was drawn to the seemingly pointlessness of it. You got to define your reason. Whether it was for creative expression or the feeling or the community, there was no predefined path – no rules.
So, how do you learn how to skateboard? There are some basic techniques to acquire, then lots of practice, combined with feedback, positive energy and inspiration. Skate videos are a great way to expose skaters to different styles and forms or skateboarding.
Even with the chance of becoming an Olympic athlete someday, I believe the creative pursuit is still a primary motivator. It's about the process, the moments you spend with your friends and the countless possibilities to learn and experience life.
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After watching The Search for Animal Chin (1987) all our campers were eager to make their own video! Take a look here and enjoy!