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DIY Skateboarding: How To Make a Wall Ride

By Andres Pachon

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


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This has been a very popular trick since the early days of skateboarding, especially in the freestyle discipline. It’s believed that the trick was invented in the mid-1970s but there is no name to attach to this specific event but there is to the creation of the backside wallride is credited to Rodney Mullen in 1979. By the mid-80s, skater Natas Kaupas made the cover of Thrasher Magazine’s September issue by doing a wallride on the Trasher logo painted on the wall, now an iconic cover and ever since, it has been a favorite move among street skaters.

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The wood and hardware can be found at your local Home Depot. Most of them carry the coping and threshold material.

Search online on the internet for steel fabricators or salvage steel. There are plenty that could meet your needs and at a very good price.

We also recommend pressure-treated lumber, paint and a tarp to protect the wood and metal from rain and other weather conditions. You may want to invest in a protective material for the surface too. Try Skate Lite or Ramp Armor! Keep in mind that treated wood could contain chemicals with a poisonous pesticide.







DIY Skate Guide: How To Make a Wall Ride


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