Skateboarding on rough streets and sidewalks can feel like riding a jackhammer. If you do most of your skateboarding at the skate park you may not mind riding rough roads occasionally. But if you spend most of your time street skating—or if your local skate park is closed due to a pandemic so you don’t have a choice—you might want to try different wheels for a smoother ride.Continue reading “The Best Skateboard Wheels for Rough Pavement”
If you are just here for the skateboards, you may wonder why I’m linking to a lawyering podcast. Well, when Nicole Abboud invited me to be on The Gen Y Lawyer Podcast, she asked about GirlSkateCos. We spent a few minutes talking about why I started this website, skateboarding at the 2020 Summer Olympics, and more. It’s just about 6 minutes, and this link will take you straight to the skateboarding stuff, which starts at 43:36:
I also transcribed a bit of it below.Continue reading “GirlSkateCos on The Gen Y Lawyer Podcast”
If you bought a kid a skateboard and it is starting to look beat to hell or a skater kid you know has a birthday coming up, it’s time for a new deck. While wheels, bearings, and trucks last for a while, decks usually last about 1–3 months, depending on how hard they are skated.
Plus it just feels awesome to stand on a fresh deck.
If it is your first time setting up a new deck or helping a kid set one up, this video will get you through it!Continue reading “How to Set Up a New Skateboard Deck”
Since everyone who knows me knows I skate, and since many people around my age (~40) have kids or know one, I get asked fairly regularly what skateboard they should buy for a kid. Here is the advice I give.Continue reading “How to Buy a Kid a Skateboard”
This site exists to make it easier to spend your money at woman-owned skateboard companies.
When I decided I wanted to buy my next deck from a woman-owned company, I couldn’t find any up-to-date lists. I checked with Skate Like a Girl, but they didn’t know of any lists either.Continue reading “Support Woman-Owned Skateboard Companies!”