The History of Skateboarding in Brazil

The history of skateboarding in Brazil emerged in the second half of the 1960s, the crowd that started venturing on the sidewalks and cobblestones was influenced by the magazine surfer. The skate of the time was called "surfinho", making a clear reference in the relation between the maneuvers in the waves of the sea and those of the asphalt. In the early years, it was a very improvised thing, some wood was used, with roller skate wheels nailed....
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Skate Maneuvers for Professionals

Hey guys! In the previous post I talked about longboard skate maneuvers. Today I'm going to write more comprehensively and talk about conventional skateboarding. I put down a list with the most used skate maneuvers already with the link to the videos, so it becomes clearer to understand and try to learn. I took almost everything from another site that I like a lot and have used it as a reference in other posts: sk8drop...
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The best longboard brands

Finding the best and selecting the best longboard brands can be difficult if you are just a beginner. Talk to anyone who already has one and everyone will give you a different answer. Some answers will satisfy you, while others may just confuse you, and at the end of the day you will come to the conclusion that there is no definitive answer in choosing the best longboard or the best longboard brands....
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How to brake the Longboard?

Downhill on a longboard is an incredible experience. But, unless you have a sense and control of what you're doing, not knowing how to brake the longboard can be a nightmare. If a car is coming your way, or if you start to feel that the skateboard is out of control, a fall may be just around the corner. In this post I will try to give some tips on how to brake the longboard and also on how to reduce speed....
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Longboards: The best spots in Rio de Janeiro

Whoever rides a longboard, skateboard, bike or surfs in Rio de Janeiro always finds the same problem in the peaks: maximum capacity. It’s always a little difficult to get a better space, and when we do it doesn’t last long. Of course, we have some places that are quieter for longboarding, like Aterro do Flamengo for example. Still, sometimes it is complicated by the number of families walking in the place....
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Main Longboard Modalities

San Francisco, California. Late 50's. Surfers bored by the lack of waves decide to create the longboard with wood and roller trucks so that they could make the movements of the surf on the asphalt. Since it was created, several modalities have emerged, each with a different footprint: Downhill, for example, focused more on speed and others, such as street, very similar to traditional skateboarding. Below a brief summary of the main modalities and some videos to exemplify them....
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