Skateboard Trick Tips Reviews!

There are hundreds of websites and videos today that offer "skateboard trick tips". With so many different skateboard trick tips sites and products, it becomes difficult to tell which ones will actually help you improve.

To help you find your way through the market, our group of experienced skateboarders reviewed the top products out there that offer the best skateboard trick tips.

We accessed each on their content (the types of skateboarding tricks taught), Helpfulness (how helpful is the material), detail (how detailed the trick tips explanations were), skill level (which group would the product be most helpful for) and price (how expensive the product is). Here are the top three skateboard trick tips products we recommend

#1 Secrets of Skateboading

Secrets of Skateboarding (Editor's Pick)

Secrets of Skateboading. Reviews by Skateboard Trick Tips Content:
Five Star
Helpfulness:
Five Star
Detail:
Five Star
Skill Level:
Beginners and Intermediates.
Price:
Four and Half Star
Overall:
Five Star

We have reviewed tons of skateboard trick tips products but have never come across one that is as useful as Secrets of Skateboarding. This 140+ page guide goes beyond ordinary trick tips and gives additional techniques and tips for rapid improvement at skateboarding.

The actual skateboard trick tips section breaks down each trick and gives clear and detailed step-by-step explanations. The troubleshooting section is the best we have come across because it gives solutions to practically everything that could possibly go wrong.

However, the real gold of the book are found in Section II: Secrets of Success. These chapters break down exactly what it takes to get good at skateboarding and gives secret techniques and methods to improve and learn new tricks at a rapid pace.

The only downside to this guide is that it’s only available online. This means you have to either read it on your computer or print it out. The advantage is that you can receive the guide immediately after you order.

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#2 Tony Hawk's Trick Tips Vol. II

Tony Hawk's Trick Tips Vol. II

Tony Hawk's Trick Tips. Reviews by Skateboard Trick Tips Content:
Four Star
Helpfulness:
Three Star
Detail:
Two Star
Skill Level:
Intermediate.
Price:
Four Star
Overall:
Three and Half Star

Although very entertaining, Tony Hawk’s Trick Tips Volume II: Essentials of Street, does a relatively poor job of actually teaching the tricks.The video features Tony Hawk and Eric Koston, one of the best street skaters. They add humor and comedy to this trick tips DVD, which make it fun to watch, but difficult to learn from.

The video does cover a variety of tricks, the video but lacks in detailed trick tips. Tony Hawk gives very vague explanations and does not go in depth in his trick tips. The thing that bugged us the most was that it does not do a good job of covering how to troubleshoot problems that will arise. 

A strength of the video is that the tricks are shown in slow motion as Tony and Eric explain the skateboard trick tips, so you get a clear idea of what the actual tricks look like.

This video can be helpful for intermediate skaters, (those who can already kickflip, heelflip and do basic grinds and slides) and is not suitable for beginners.

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#3 Show Me the Way

Transworld's Show Me the Way

Show Me the Way.  Reviews by Skateboard Trick Tips Content:
Three Star
Helpfulness:
Two Star
Detail:
Two Star
Skill Level:
Beginners and Intermediates.
Price:
Four Star
Overall:
Three Star

Transworld's Show Me the Way DVD proves that the pro's are great skaters but terrible teachers. Every single trick is explained by a pro skater so the tricks are demonstrated flawlessly, but the explainations are poor.

What we liked about Show Me the Way is that it covers some neat tricks such as the 360 ollie or pole jam. However, the skaters only go over the very basics and how-to’s of each trick and does not go in depth enough to describe exactly what the skater should expect when learning the trick.

The trick tips are extremely vague and only a minimal aount of time is spent of each trick. Like the Tony Hawk trick tips, many of these skateboard trick tips can be found on the Transworld Skateboard website or Youtube so there's really no point in buying the DVD.

With that said, Transworld's Show Me the Way is a solid video to have for the intermediate skater who prefer to learn tricks from professional skaters.

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Why we picked Secrets of Skateboarding as the best skateboard trick tips product:

Secrets of Skateboarding goes far above and beyond the average trick tip guide. It is a great starting point for beginners since it does a nice job of covering the basics so you have a solid foundation. For intermediates who are seeking to learn more tricks, the guide has detailed trick tips for almost every single trick, from ollies to backside flips to the hardflips and grinds & slides as well. We loved how each trick is broken down into individual steps, such as foot placement, balance, pop, flick, landing, and ways to practice. This means you know exactly how the trick should be done in every single phase.

However, we feel that knowing how to do a trick is not enough. What’s most important is understanding and overcoming what you are doing wrong. Secrets of Skateboarding has a top notch troubleshooting guide for every trick, so you’ll know exactly how to fix your mistakes and learn the tricks faster.

The book is also full of useful gems that would benefit any skater. For example, there is a section devoted to techniques and ways to get your tricks higher as well as the top five mistakes most skaters make that hurt their learning. Our favorite part about the book is section where the author reveals his personal valuable techniques for learning tricks quickly and landing them consistently.

When we first learned that Secrets of Skateboarding is in eBook format, rather than an instructional video, we were disappointed. However, after we looked through the book, we decided that was actually a good thing because you will be able to access the information more easily. You can find instructional videos on Youtebe; but you can't find this information anywhere else.

If you're serious about learning skateboard tricks in the shortest amount time, we strongly recommend you download the Secrets of Skateboarding Guide.

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