Picture of Skateboarding: Setup and Styles
A guide to help skaters choose what setup to have for the different styles of skating.

Step 1: Decide what kind of Skater you are.

Picture of Decide what kind of Skater you are.
VERT: This type of Skater is basically what Tony Hawk is, Someone who skates huge, vertical (Hence the name Vert-icle) ramps and doing rad tricks like a 900 or a giant spin like it. X-Games Skaters are usually Vert Skaters because they skate massive ramps and do crazy spins.

CRUISING: This type of Skating is an older style of the sport, and is more about having fun going fast than doing tricks. These Skaters use fish -decks (the ones with a fat, pointy nose) and extremely large wheels for superior grip and turning. These guys don't do a lot of tricks, so the coolest one is probably a 360 shove-it, they mostly just ride around fast.

STREET:Easily the most common and by far my favorite Skater, because I am one. They do crazy flips and grinds, like the Tre flip, or the backside tailslide, and often hurt themeselves , the reason cops will tell you to get going from a good skate spot , so you don't sue the establishment if you get hurt.

PARK: A combo of Vert and Street style Skater, Who skate at parks , transfer bowls and gap stolen street barrels. They will usually add found/stolen items to the park to incorperate them into the layout of the park and ollie over them, or sometimes even grind on them.
admin6 years ago
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why would you use bones Swiss bearings for trick skating? they're for longboards and are very fragile and don't take a beating. I ollied with them and they broke
jrisque1 year ago

I rock a 7 5 as well and have size twelves haha huge pain when I toe tap every trick in skate

HomuraRun2 years ago
I had that Zero board! It lasted me nine years, really a great board!
reds bearings are by far my favorite bearings
sharlston4 years ago
Skateboardigs awesome,nice ible,have you seen element search and win? sign up now and ya can get decks clothing and bearings sign up now http://element.searchpluswin.com/refer/mattyts
tokyosoho5 years ago
doesn't matter if you are a vert or street skater 8.25 deck with a set of indies is the only way to ride
I prefer my 7.5 inch deck thank you very much, al tho I'm not vert im more of a street skater.
..anything smaller is a toothpick unless you're a tike.
dinglballs4 years ago
Real, Indy, Bones. bearings dont matter and how come you skate such a small board?
Furloy5 years ago
dude .5 stars you cant teach style
rockadio1015 years ago
best trucks silver, best decks alian workshop,best bearings reflex, best helmets monster energy
foxtrot46975 years ago
dude i skate vert on my pintail
GianniMora5 years ago
 the best trucks are thunders, the best decks are zeros, the best bearings are redz, and the best helmets are... helmets are stupid, dnt use them:).

GianniMora5 years ago
 i heart zero... every deck ive had has been a zero(a total of 7)... but tomm i getting a baker(i heard there good).

thonosv5 years ago
Thanks a lot for that! Im just started for a couple weeks and kinda confusing between vert and street :].
sharlston5 years ago
bones red are good for begginers
knexsniper16 years ago

can you please go to this link and help this person? thanks!
you have the same deck as me :D
king_zilla6 years ago
what is that board on step 2 that says HILL on it w/ the bulldog?
daskate936 years ago
yeah elements suck.....bad...
globe6 years ago