Buying a beginners skateboard

skateboard buying guide

I often get questions from parents about what boards to buy for their kids. Buy a ‘complete’. This is where it is pre-built. The alternative, for pro setups, is where you buy separate components and put it together yourself. This sort of investment isn’t always viable when you are just finding out if your children

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Harrison’s skateboard birthday party, with catering from the old cottage coffee shop!

 

On Sat 25th May Dell and myself ran a skateboarding party for Harrison who was celebrating his 9th birthday with 15 of his friends at Charlton Skatepark. Harrison got a schoolofskate.co.uk T-Shirt and as you can see from the pictures, much fun was had by all.

We divided the group up into those who could ride and those who couldn’t, with myself taking the majority of the group through one hour of tuition following the familiar format, with:

  • Warm up
  • Learning to stand on our board; with our push and riding stances
  • Learning a controlled dismount
  • Learning to push along and stop
  • Learning to steer
  • Learning to go down the slope.

After the lesson we gave the kids half hour free skate to do what they wanted before they decamped to the old cottage coffee shop cafe, where Michael and Mimi laid on panini and drinks for the party guests, and after lunch they did the birthday cake.

Salley, Harrison’s mum, had the following to say about the day:

“Thank you for a very cool birthday party and thanks to School of Skate all the kids have a new hobby.  It was an awesome afternoon with many parents texting to say how much they enjoyed the party, Stuart and Dell could not have been more attentive.  We will definitely recommend School of Skate for future parties.”

You can book a private group lesson for up to 10 with us now. If you have a bigger party, like Harrison, or have any special requests we may be able to accomodate you. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Family skateboard lessons

Family skateboard lessons Greenwich London

Since opening our beginners skateboarding lesson to all ages we’ve had a few parents bringing their family and joining in! Debbie, and Imogen 8, and William 7, joined us on Saturday morning in Charlton Skatepark in London. Whilst admitting to falling over more than the kids (a key part of the lesson of course) Debbie was

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