Learning to Ollie – Basic Skateboarding Skills

18 Oct

Nika Kopaleishvili executes an Ollie in New Cork City with excellent lower and upper body form.

Nika Kopaleishvili executes an Ollie in New York City with excellent lower and upper body form.

“The ollie is an aerial skateboard maneuver performed by a combination of movements. Pictured is SURE instructor Nika Kopaleishvili putting those movements to work. The first, depicted in pictures 1-3, is a compression of the legs and  knees. The next in frame 4, a snapping of the skateboard tail. The last, a wave like jump (5-9) that moves Nika and his skateboard up into the air and safely back down.” 

–  Pete Betti

Find out about skateboard lessons in New York City at sureskateboards.com

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SURE Skateboards Fall 2016

8 Sep

NYC Skate Lesson Update

Welcome Rachelle Vinberg – Rachelle will be teaching lessons on Sunday mornings.


West Village After School Group Lessons.

Running weekly from Monday September 12th until Monday November 14th with Pete Betti

After school group lessons are held at the park on Horatio & Hudson streets. They start at 3:30 and end at 4:30. Participants are required to have their own skateboard and helmet. 

A SURE Skateboards waiver is required to be filled out for first time students before attending their first lesson. Downloadable link here.

Group Lessons are $30 per session, payable by cash or credit card at the end of each session. 

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Check Out Rachelle Vinberg!

28 Apr

Reposted From Bustin Boards

Krook at Knickerbocker in Bushwick Brooklyn. Photo; Rob Rodrigues

Krook at Knickerbocker in Bushwick Brooklyn. Photo; Rob Rodrigues

Rachelle Vinberg is from Long Island. She skates the Bustin 8.0″ Street Series. Rachelle is in NYC every weekend and will be moving into Brooklyn for college this September. We’re looking forward to having her shred with the rest of the Bustin Street Crew. Rachelle will also be helping teach SURE Skateboards lessons starting in September.

Kickflip at Chelsea Piers Skatepark. Photo;Rob Rodrigues

Kickflip at Chelsea Piers Skatepark. Photo;Rob Rodrigues

Lots of Freshness will be pouring out of the NYC team this summer, give @bustinstreetcrew an Instagram follow to stay in the loop.

Contact; rob@sureskateboards.com


22 Apr

Green Skate 2015

This Sunday in Central Park

Our friends at Ghost Skate NY are hosting a Green Skate this weekend. In conjunction with Earth Day, Green skates are being organized in cities around the planet with greenskate.org to Celebrate and encourage the low impact of Skateboarding on our environment as an eco-efficient form of travel and recreation.

Check out the Face Book Page link for detailed info.

Egyptian Skateboarding: Featuring Kyle Matthew Hamilton

10 Mar

SURE Skateboards instructor and Shut Skateboards Pro Team rider, Kyle Hamilton shares a video and some thoughts during his recent trip to Egypt

Video Published on Mar 6, 2016
“While performing in an international theatre show, the cast and myself had the pleasure of exploring Giza, Egypt. During a day of visiting the local attractions, I took the opportunity to use my skills as a professional skateboarder to skate around parts of the city. As I was skating during the downtime of visiting a papyrus museum, a large group of local children approached me, with overwhelming interest and curiosity. They were intrigued and obviously itching to see what this board with four wheels was. After briefly talking with our tour guide, I was informed that there was zero skateboarding culture in Egypt and that none of them had ever witnessed a skateboard. Immediately, without myself knowing a lick of the Arabic language and not a single child in this large group knowing any English, we forged a beautiful friendship as I took time to teach and allow them to experience the magic that is skateboarding. Every one of them beamed with excitement, each time they stood on my board. Out of all the children I’ve ever taught skateboarding to, these children were the most passionate and endearing group I’ve ever come across. We finally ended our impromptu skateboard lesson, with such heavy hearts and admiration towards one another. How wonderful it is that cultures can intertwine over something as simple as a toy! I love skateboarding. :)”

– Kyle Hamilton

Contact: rob@sureskateboards.com

(917) 538 4084

Spring 2016 Skateboarding

2 Mar

Warmer weather is just around the corner. After school group and individual skateboard lessons are going to start back up early in april. Weekend lessons and drop in clinics will start as well. We are looking forward to another great season.

Adam and Benjamin

Adam and Benjamin at Chelsea Piers Skate Park.


Contact: rob@sureskateboards.com

(917) 538 4084


1 Mar

Pete Betti Crushes it Once Again!

His latest video collaboration with the Braille Skateboarding YouTube Channel.