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How To: Treat A Heel Bruise

Heel Bruise

Heavy Duty Heel Bruise

A heel bruise is quite possibly the most common injury for skateboarders, next to a rolled ankle of course.  They are the bane of our existence.  More often than not, the illustrious heel bruise goes untreated.  They linger for so long, and go untreated partly because average doctors don’t regularly see these types of injuries or know how to treat them.  Unless you see some sort of specialist, your heel bruise is likely to hang around much longer than it really needs to.  Whether it is severe enough to warrant a visit to the doctor’s office or just an average heel bruise from a weekend of jumping down stairs, there is a way to speed up the healing process and not just sit around and wait.

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Skate Hacks: How To Prevent Your Board From Chipping

No one likes a board with chips, especially if you chip it within the first few days of buying it.  Not only do chips affect the way the board skates, but they also leave a lingering bummer feeling knowing that the board integrity is forever damaged.

Chipped Board

Chips = No Good

Are you tired of chipping your boards as much as we are?  Luckily for us, there is a solution.  While this method may not completely prevent your board from chipping, it will elevate the chances of your board coming away intact after your next bail.

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This Week On The Web

The internet is a very large space with a lot of things going on at once.  Over stimulation?  Maybe.  With the amount of stuff coming out daily, it can be overwhelming, so we have compiled a couple of the best videos that came out this week on the web.

 

1. Auby’s World via Thrasher Magazine

With a heavy duty list of sponsors including Nike SB, Krooked, Thunder, Spitfire, Matix, and more, it is no doubt Auby Taylor rips on a skateboard.  He’s got a unique style and an amazing bag of tricks to go along with it.  The switch heel at the end might just be the biggest switch heelflip ever done.

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Skate Hacks: How To Deal With Wheelbite

Wheelbite

Wheelbite

Remember that time you stuck a perfect (insert flip trick) down that (insert stairset or gap), but got wheelbite and didn’t roll away?  Wheelbite plagues us all, and yet most of us go about our lives not doing anything about it.  Instead of bowing out and accepting defeat, why not combat it?  Tightening your trucks is never any fun, buying riser pads doesn’t always help, and getting new bushings is never pleasant either, but there is an alternative.

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How To: Strengthen Weak Ankles

Ankle Injury Rehab

We’ve all had our fair share of ankle injuries over the years.  The older you get the more frequent and long-lasting these injuries become.  In an effort to curb some of the heartache felt from extended periods off your board, we have listed a few exercises that will help you recover faster and, hopefully, help prevent future injuries.

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Insta Hammers – 5 WTF Insta videos this week.

It’s no secret that instagram is most likely the number one source for seeing the craziest trick or spot right now.  Typically it’s 15 seconds of WTF followed by head to our site or youtube  for the full part.  That being said here are the craziest Insta Hammers we’ve seen this week thus far.

1) Thrasher Magazine – Fakie Ollie.  Get bent then get buck!

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2014 Holiday Footprint

For those who were forced to miss out on the Back to School flavor because big momma spent all her money on coloring books, crayons, and lunch tickets, now you have an excuse to get your shine on.  The Holiday season is all about you and elevating your shoe game.

Below is a rundown of what’s poppin’ this holiday season so you can distance yourself from the food court flock and be the shot caller on your side of the cafeteria.  All coming soon to BuySkateShoes.com.  Skate Proper, Shop Proper.

 

1. Slip-Ons

Slip-ons are the new beard.  They’ve been around forever, but they’re really in style right now.  Sometimes you have to go back to the basics that have been right there in front of you the whole time.

Whether you’re pushing to the gas station on a beer run, picking up the essentials for mom’s award-winning meatloaf, avoiding those laces as you sprint to catch the school bus, or sneaking in to work just before Lumbergh finds out you’re late, slip-ons are not only convenient and advantageous, but straight gangster.  Most importantly, they look good and feel even better on a board.

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