Why the science of skateboarding?

During my career of skating for the past years, I've broken 2 digits bones. Similar things must have happened to you, too. Sprained ankles, bruises, scratches and everything. Think about it: where does your experience go when you quit skating? All the blood and tears will have been lost forever. If that's not what we call waste of opportunity, I don't know what is.

Understanding the science of skateboarding is not just important to land a trick, but it is essential to systematically store our experience so that we can share it, help ourselves grow and pass it on to the next generations.

Imagine, if we could scientifically and systematically compile our knowledge and experience, personal commitment and effort will no longer stop there: it will be a part of a none fungible value.


Our knowledge and experience have not been effectively shared. As a result, we always needed to rely on skaters' personal experience and perspectives. You must have heard of these sayings:

  • Just jump higher so your board can finish flipping
  • Flick harder to flip faster
  • Don't swing your backfoot

Despite their effort, this way of teaching is not exactly effective. And it's not because they are incompetent.

Instead, it's either because they rely only on their personal experiences or because they don't have right tools to pass them on to others effectively. Then, the cycle of curiosity falls through, despite their good will.

With whythetrick, you can see what you want to see by adjusting contents.

You can adjust speed, change camera angle, control transparency (try it from here). Let my contents adjust themselves only for you. And those who want to teach you something will no longer have to rely only on their experiences. Be part of the eco system so we can make further steps in skateboarding.