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A Beginner’s Guide to Skateboarding in Egypt

September 21, 2023

Grinds, slides, ramps, and stairs—skateboarding is an exciting physical activity that approaches public spaces in a different way by looking for obstacles to overcome, fostering determination, creativity, and friendship. Though not well-known in Egypt compared to other sports, skateboarding is gaining popularity at a rapid pace. It may seem intimidating watching the pros pull off mind-boggling tricks, but skateboarding is not about how good someone is, rather it is about how much they are enjoying it and expressing themselves freely. And though it is never easy, as skateboarders are always challenging themselves, it does get easier once the basics are mastered. For beginners who do not know where or how to start, here is a brief guide to skating in Egypt. Where to Buy a Board? First of all, it is important to note that skateboards can come as a complete skateboard or as independent parts. A skateboard is made of a deck (the wooden part of the board), and bolts holding the deck to the trucks (two metal pieces underneath the deck) which hold the wheels and the bearings inside the wheels. Finally, a piece of griptape is plastered…

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