Whilst based in South London we provide private skateboarding lessons at skateparks across most of London. We have run birthday party lessons, Scout group lessons, and local Council events. We can arrange to bring portable ramps & rails to your venue. Please contact us if you have any questions about our services.
Not everyone wants to do a laser flip down 16 stairs. At the School of Skate we recognise that the vast majority of us are beginners, who have more modest goals, so we focus on helping you stand up on your board, ride along, and falling (with style). The beginner classes take you to the point of being able to do The Drop In.
We provide progressing group and private lessons. After you’ve learnt the basics we can take you forward to follow either a street or transition pathway. With street, you can learn to ollie, and grind (we have specialised equipment made just for this), and onto more advanced skills like the kickflip. With transition you learn to skate ramps and to carve bowls, and can learn lip tricks and airs.
If you’ve got any questions about progressing your skateboarding beyond the basics you can drop us a message.
I had a six year student this morning who arrived with a board sold to her by a 'skate school'. Now compare this board with mine on the left. The wheelbase is the same. I'm 5ft 9. On the right you'll see a board with a wheelbase of around 11.5; much more on the money for a six year old. I fail to understand this. If you are a skate school you are shooting yourself in the foot if you are selling boards that students will find hard to ride. If you don't have the right board in stock, perhaps point them in the direction of someone who does 🤔
If this happens to you. Return the board. They will keep doing this if there aren't negative consequences. #trainyourstaff
Working on my 44 at 44. I'm going to film over a few months this time, rather than one night so you should see some more quality than last year. I realise I need to hurry up tho. Here's a Fakie Smith 5-0 stall in the can
Someone asked for a size recommendation and I suggested a 7.5. I soon found out that the wheelbases vary wildly for this width. What they were sold was wrong for them so we're going to be making our recommendations in wheelbase sizes. If you get the wheelbase right, the width can't be far wrong. The converse is not true.
Nobody can learn to skate without a skateboard, and getting one that's right for you is hard. This is a huge part of what we do as a skate school.
To be fair, the buying process for skateboards is a complete minefield for the noob. Often wheelbases are not even detailed. Retailers have a long way to go. @slamcityskates have the best I've seen with age brackets but it's not fool proof. I'm not saying this is perfect but it's a work in progress...