Favoured by many parents for how easy it is for kids to learn, scootering is a great way to get your youngsters moving and makes for a super speedy school run. However, as fun as the sport is, there are a few safety precautions that must be made before your kids become fully fledged scooter riders.
Following our handy advice on kids scooter safety will guarantee a parent’s peace of mind, as well as ensure that your children get the absolute maximum enjoyment. Fun is what it’s all about, after all!
Proper scooter maintenance is essential for keeping your ride running well. Naturally, stunt scooters will take some punishment at the skatepark and while Two Bare Feet Scooters are constructed to be incredibly durable, we recommend you do regular checks of all parts. This means you can perform any necessary repairs to prevent something like a wobbly set of handlebars causes a nasty bail.
For many, the beauty of paddleboarding is that it can be enjoyed all year round. However, as amazing as getting out on your SUP in winter is, it can be dangerous with cold water temperatures, alongside temperamental weather conditions, being primary concerns.
However, by planning your SUP excursion properly and investing in some vital pieces of kit, you’ll stand in great stead for an excellent time out on the water. See our top tips for paddleboarding in winter below!
Skateboard bearings are the metal rings that fit inside your skateboard wheels to mount the wheel to the axle. They are responsible for allowing the wheel to turn smoothly and for the speed at which it does so. In this skateboard bearing guide we will break down everything you need to know before upgrading your skateboard set-up or replacing a set of worn bearings.
Longboard trucks are the metal T-shaped parts of a skateboard that mount onto the underside of a longboard deck. They hold your wheels and are essential to the way your board turns and handles.
A couple of months ago, just as summer was coming to a close, a customer got in touch on Instagram looking for "two inflatable boards that would be fine to travel 10km plus each day," and be capable of carrying overnight kit plus filming and surveying gear.
It's not everyday we get asked to advise on such specifics, especially when peak season is winding down and the cold is on the way. So, after advising that a pair of our Sport Air 12'6" Touring boards would be unbeatable for long distances laden with gear and overnight adventuring, we had to probe further into Mr Pete Short's plans...
For a beginner, the differences between a longboard and a skateboard may be difficult to gauge, and you may be asking yourself, where do I start? In reality, there are several significant differences between the two board styles which will have a huge effect on how you skate.
So, before you make a purchase, read through our skateboard vs longboard guide to learn how they differ and which will best suit your ability and the way you want to learn to skate.
It’s difficult to deny the benefits of skateboarding for kids. Not only does it encourage little ones to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and exercise, but it’s also an amazing way for kids to meet new friends in your local skating community.
But, as a parent, you will undoubtedly be concerned with your child’s safety, as well as their enjoyment. Our comprehensive guide aims to help you buy the best skateboard for kids, ensuring that they get the maximum out of this amazing sport!
Getting the right fit for a wetsuit isn’t always an easy task. But it’s certainly an important one. If your new wetsuit turns out too big, it’s essentially rendered completely ineffective. Too small, and you’ll be uncomfortable with a restricted range of movement making whichever water sport your partaking in harder than it needs to be.
The basic rule with wetsuits is to ensure they are skin-tight, but not uncomfortable. To understand why, you need to know how they are designed to keep you warm in the first place.
Every element of your longboard is important to your overall setup and how it rides. But some parts will ultimately have a greater effect on performance than others, and your longboard wheels are definitely one of them.
Being the only point of contact between rider and road, your choice of wheels will have an impact on acceleration, speed, handling, sliding and durability, all of which will influence your riding style. That’s why it’s important to understand the different types of wheels and what different sizes, shapes and levels of hardness can do for you. If you’re a beginner, bear with us - there’s a lot more to longboard wheels than you might think…