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5 Skateboard Ramps for Beginners

By Andres Pachon

A. Pachon, a journalist and skateboard addict, is a full-time writer for SHIT® Magazine.


If you are starting to get into the skateboard movement, the skate park ramps surely caught your attention. People that is just initiating into skateboarding sometimes don’t know other skaters, so the set off could be scary and difficult.

However, skateboarding ramps are the perfect playground to get full of adrenaline, tension and fun. Don’t let that the shapes and sizes of the skateboard ramps scare you! Thus, here we present some basic information that you should know about skate ramps, so then you can take to your skateboard and get some SHIT done!


Launch Ramp

skateboard ramp launch
Photo: Jason Lee (Unsplash)

The launch ramps, also knows as kickers, are the basic form of all ramps. They consist of a curved slope and you can find them in different heights. One advantage of these ramps is that they work perfectly for both skate parks and street courses. You could start with some flips for this ramp.


Box Jumps

The box jumps are built from four launch ramps and a square platform. In a box jump the launch ramps are connect by a square platform in the middle, in where every launch fits to a single side of the bench. Some variations of box jumps have only two ramps instead of four.


Wave Ramps

As it's name says the wave ramps are curved surfaces that simulate sea waves. Their peaks and valleys help you to develop speed control abilities and prove different tricks. It’s all in your creativity!








Skate Ramp Vert
Photo: Jason Lee (Unsplash)

The vert ramps, at first sight, are similar to the launch ramps, but a way you can easily differentiate them is for the coping. The coping is the tube at the higher end of the ramp, and it allows you to try other kinds of tricks that includes grinding. Anyway, the verts got it's name because the top is completely vertical.



skate ramp bowl
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The bowls are these popularized skate ramps that looked like swimming pools and are great to increase the speed easily. They were popularized due to a drought season in California many years ago.

These five skateboard ramps are just the introduction of ramps for beginners. Outside, in the streets as in parks there are many other ramps that are waiting for you. Don’t put limits on your creativity, try some new tricks and stand up. We hope this brief information will be useful to your encouragement, take your skateboard and get that SHIT done!


Read also: DIY Skate Guide: How To Make Your Own Skate Ramp

Read also: The History of Vert Ramp



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