25 Sweet Skateboarding GIFs
Skateboarding is an interesting sport. It’s really fun to watch if the person doing it is really, really good. Like, X Games good. But it’s super boring to watch if they’re not that good. (About as exciting to watch as an old rerun of Murder, She Wrote.) There is, however, an exception to this general rule of thumb: it can be really fun to watch crappy skaters…when they fail massively and embarrass themselves in front of the whole internet. So today we bring you a list of awesome skateboarding GIFs that run the gamut. Some are of awesome dudes doing awesome tricks. Others are of lame dudes trying to do simple tricks and getting hit in the groin. Either way, they’re all worth a look. So let’s get to it.
Oh man, I could totally do that.
25. Handstand Trick
I’d hate to be there the day this trick goes horribly wrong.
24. Good timing
Not sure why kids insist on taping themselves doing really basic skateboard tricks, but in this case I’m glad they did. Otherwise, the world would never have seen this moonwalking dude getting pushed by a pickup truck.
That’s pretty cool. But what would it look like in reverse?
Oh, okay. There we go.
What could have given these people the encouragement they need to do something this stupid? (I’m guessing alcohol.) They’re lucky it turned out as well as it did. Could have been a lot worse.
21. Human ramp fail
Never take your anger out on your board, or it will attack your face (and you will need serious dental work).
20. The board fights back
"Hey man, watch out for that giant fissure!" "Wait, what's a fiss..."
19. Post-earthquake skate fail
The only way to get good as skating is to embrace failure. Once you do, you never know when something awesome like this will happen.
18. Smoothest fail ever
These guys were right about one thing: it would have been awesome to ride down a ramp of fire. They just need to work on not lighting the skater on fire, too.
17. Don't play with accelerants, children
Hopefully the dudes who made this awesome clip are aspiring filmmakers, or they did it for a school project or something. Otherwise they probably have too much time on their hands.
16. Human Skateboard
No big deal. I did this like five times just yesterday.
15. Board switch trick
Shotgunning a beer while skating down a ramp. This should be a new event at the X Games if you ask me.
14. New X Games Event
Amazing people like this make me feel so lazy.
13. Who needs legs?
This is skating legend Rodney Mullen, the guy who invented the kick flip. Don’t know what this one is called, but I just tried it out here in my office and it’s totally not that hard. Took me like 5 minutes.
12. Rodney Mullen
Nut-a-geddon = the end of your nuts as you know them. By the way, here’s some free skateboarding advice from someone who knows nothing about the subject: if you see you’re heading for a collision with a light pole, don’t spread your legs. That will make the impending impact so much worse.
If Jackie Chan made a skateboarding movie, he would do this.
10. Action movie stunt
If I had to guess, I’d say this kid was trying to do some sort of skateboard alley-oop or something. But why does he jump when the rim is clearly low enough to reach already? I mean, he just did not think this one all the way through, did he?
On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d say the degree of difficulty on this one is about an 11.
8. Pole to wall to board
This trick is so easy it’s not even a trick, and yet it ends in agony and humiliation. Bummer.
7. Just embarrassing
I guess this would be considered an advanced maneuver. (That kid from #7 has a long, long way to go.)
6. Backflip off the wall
NO KIDS FOR YOU!
5. Major nad damage
Like I said back at #24, I’d hate to be there when this one goes terribly wrong.
4. Insane stunt
This kid is my f---ing hero. Totally badass.
3. No limitations
Jedi are such dicks sometimes.
2. Use the Force
If this doesn’t brighten your day, nothing will.
1. Fat Guy + Skateboard = Hilarity