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This is a skateboarding related list that defines everything, maneuver, venue, and physics terms that are important to skateboarding. These terms are commonly used in the vocabulary of a skateboarder in order to reference specific parts, tricks, and locations efficiently.

Anatomy of a skateboard

A typical skateboard

See also: Skateboard

A skateboard is made up of many parts both movable and immovable that when put together allow a rider to propel him or herself forward and steer left or right. A skateboard is propelled by pushing with one foot while the other remains on the board, or by pumping in structures such as a pool or half-pipe. A skateboard can also be used by simply standing on the board while on a downward slope and allowing gravity to propel the board and rider.

Board parts

Truck parts

A skateboard truck


Eight bearings, two bearings for each of the four wheels.
Animation of a ball bearing. Red dots show direction of rotation. The two concentric circles that the ball bearings ride on are called races.

See also: Rolling-element bearing

Skateboarding trick terminology

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Skateboarding venues

Skateboarding on a ramp

Skateboard phenomenon

See also


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