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The start of our series on learning to longboard
The first article is the basics = Push. Carve. Stop. It is a good starting place and we hope it encourages more people to take up longboarding. We will be adding more sections, including advanced skating, so watch this space.
Did you get a manual or instructions with your new longboard? No, either did we, so we decide to make one.
It is a work in progress but we have started, here it is
We have had a buyers guide for a long time, but it's time to cater for a wider audience.
First article is Buying your first longboard
By reading this interview, you get to be an insider, listen in on the conversations I have with some of the fastest downhill skaters on the planet. We grill Max Ballesteros, about everything. This is a long interview format, we get into specific detaRead More…
I thought I would do a quick article on the changes on the Hopkin website, and how to best use what we have created here at Hopkin. First off, we currently don't have a traditional bricks n mortar skateshop. The St Leonards skateshop was closed anRead More…
I get questions every day from skaters asking for recommendations and advice. Most I can answer quickly, but occasionally I get one that needs a long explanation. An enquiry today asking about boards good for surfing, I thought would make a good blogRead More…
Every skater should clean their bearings, makes them last longer and skate faster! Bones cleaning kit for $16.99 is the solution. Don't forget the lube. After you clean bearings, oil needs to be reapplied. Speed Cream is the choice of champions.