While you only really need your skateboard to skate, there are some accessories and tools that will really help you. Most of these are for when you’re out on the town and skating around the street, but there are some of these that help you to actually learn how to skate.

Let’s get into it

Skate Tool

Whether you’re at the skatepark or out in the streets, a skate tool will help you out in a pinch. These tools fit all the screws and bolts of your board, and makes it super easy to tighten trucks, setup a board or switch out wheels. Every skater should have one of these with them at all times!

The best part? These are pretty cheap! You can get them around $15-$20. 

Non-Abrassive Grip Tape

Non-abrasive grip tape is taking the skate world by storm. If you’re learning to skate and don’t want to completely destroy your shoes, this is a great option. While it may be a little more expensive, you’ll be able to have that board for a VERY long time.

If you need some new grip tape, pick some of this up. It’ll save you a lot of money in the long run because you won’t be going through skate shoes nearly as fast. The rubber grip tape works with the rubber lining on your shoes, so you still can get the flick on your tricks, without the worry of destroying your brand new shoes.

Check out this video we made on it, and pick some up now!


If you’re street skating, this is a must-have. Wax makes it easier for slides & grinds. Use it ledges, benches, rails, etc… The only key thing here is you don’t want to add too much wax to what you’re doing.

Helmet & Safety Gear

Safety really is first. There’s nothing worse than hurting yourself while skating, because now you can’t skate! Especially if you’re just starting out, safety gear is really helpful. Because the last thing you want to do, is to hurt yourself, and potentially sustain a very large injury. 

Skateboarding Made Simple

Last, but definitely not least, is Skateboarding Made Simple. These tutorials are incredible. They take you through each trick and break them down, step by step. It makes it so easy to learn to skateboard and has helped thousands learn to skate. If you’re just starting out, or are having trouble with your tricks, SMS is the right thing for you!

Additionally, Skateboarding Made Simple is available as a DVD, instant digital download & on iTunes & Google Play. Go ahead and check it out to progress even faster with your skating!

Anything that we miss? Leave a comment below!