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Welcome to the Skateboarding Quiz, the ultimate test of your skateboarding knowledge!

Are you prepared to ride through these challenging questions and prove you’re a true skateboarding enthusiast?

From famous skaters to groundbreaking tricks, we’ve got it all covered in our quiz.

Count your correct answers and shred your way to the result table to see your final score.

So, tighten your trucks, adjust your grip tape, and let’s see if you can kickflip your way through this gnarly skateboarding trivia!


Table of Contents

1. Who is known as the “Godfather of Modern Skateboarding”?

  • A) Rodney Mullen
  • B) Tony Hawk
  • C) Stacy Peralta

2. Which skateboard trick was first performed by Alan Gelfand and named after him?

  • A) Kickflip
  • B) Ollie
  • C) Heelflip

3. What are the metal pieces used to connect skateboard wheels to the deck called?

  • A) Trucks
  • B) Nuts
  • C) Bearings

4. What is the name of the skateboarding competition series founded by Rob Dyrdek?

  • A) X Games
  • B) Dew Tour
  • C) Street League Skateboarding

5. Which skateboarder holds the record for the most X Games gold medals?

  • A) Tony Hawk
  • B) Nyjah Huston
  • C) Bob Burnquist

6. What is the name of the famous skateboarding documentary directed by Stacy Peralta?

  • A) Dogtown and Z-Boys
  • B) Bones Brigade: An Autobiography
  • C) The Search for Animal Chin

7. What is the practice of skateboarding on ramps and other vertical structures called?

  • A) Vert skating
  • B) Street skating
  • C) Flatland skating

8. Which pro skateboarder starred in the popular video game series, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater?

  • A) Tony Hawk
  • B) Rodney Mullen
  • C) Bob Burnquist

9. What is the name of the curved wooden ramps used in skate parks?

  • A) Quarterpipe
  • B) Halfpipe
  • C) Kickers

10. What type of skateboard is designed for performing tricks and riding on ramps?

  • A) Longboard
  • B) Cruiser
  • C) Trick board

11. What is the name of the famous skateboarding team founded by Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta?

  • A) Zephyr Skate Team
  • B) Bones Brigade
  • C) Plan B

12. What is the proper term for the way a skateboarder stands on the board?

  • A) Posture
  • B) Stance
  • C) Grip

13. Who was the first skateboarder to successfully land a 900-degree spin (2.5 rotations) in competition?

  • A) Danny Way
  • B) Tony Hawk
  • C) Bucky Lasek

14. Which skateboard company was founded by professional skateboarder Steve Caballero?

  • A) Powell Peralta
  • B) Girl Skateboards
  • C) World Industries

15. What is the name of the trick in which a skateboarder grabs the nose of the board with the front hand while the back foot bonks the tail on the ground?

  • A) Pop Shove-it
  • B) Nose Grab
  • C) No Comply

16. Which professional skateboarder starred in his own reality TV show, Viva La Bam?

  • A) Bam Margera
  • B) Rob Dyrdek
  • C) Ryan Sheckler

17. What type of skateboarding competition takes place on downhill courses and focuses on speed?

  • A) Street racing
  • B) Downhill racing
  • C) Time trials

18. Who is considered the inventor of the “ollie” in vertical skateboarding?

  • A) Danny Way
  • B) Tony Alva
  • C) Steve Olson

19. In what year was the first documented appearance of the modern skateboard?

  • A) 1949
  • B) 1958
  • C) 1963

20. What are the small, urethane wheels on a skateboard commonly referred to as?

  • A) Casters
  • B) Rims
  • C) Rollers

21. What name is given to the grip-enhancing surface applied to the top of a skateboard deck?

  • A) Grip tape
  • B) Non-slip sticker
  • C) Rough patch

22. Who was the first skateboarder to complete a loop-the-loop on a skateboard?

  • A) Danny Way
  • B) Tony Hawk
  • C) Bob Burnquist

23. In which US state is the iconic Burnside Skatepark located?

  • A) California
  • B) Oregon
  • C) Washington

24. What is the nickname given to skateboard wheels that are very hard and slide easily?

  • A) Slippery sliders
  • B) Rock-hard rollers
  • C) Ice cubes

25. Which skateboarder pioneered the flatground ollie?

  • A) Rodney Mullen
  • B) Natas Kaupas
  • C) Mark Gonzales

26. What is the term for performing a trick switch, or when a rider uses their non-dominant stance?

  • A) Fakie
  • B) Goofy
  • C) Switch

27. Which legendary skateboarder is known for inventing the frontside air and backside air tricks?

  • A) Tony Hawk
  • B) Tony Alva
  • C) Steve Caballero

28. What is the primary material used to make most modern skateboard decks?

  • A) Bamboo
  • B) Maple wood
  • C) Carbon fiber

29. What is the name of the iconic skate shop and team founded by Skip Engblom and Jeff Ho in Venice, California?

  • A) Zephyr
  • B) H-Street
  • C) Santa Cruz

30. How many wheels are on a standard skateboard?

  • A) Two
  • B) Three
  • C) Four

31. What is the name of the maneuver in which a skateboarder grinds the edge of an object with both trucks simultaneously?

  • A) 50-50 grind
  • B) Nose grind
  • C) Board slide

32. What do skateboarders commonly call the protective gear worn on their knees and elbows during a ride?

  • A) Protective cushions
  • B) Safety gear
  • C) Pads

33. Which female skateboarder won the first-ever Women’s Skateboarding Championship at the X Games in 2003?

  • A) Leticia Bufoni
  • B) Cara-Beth Burnside
  • C) Marisa Dal Santo


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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Nic Hilditch-Short, an English football enthusiast and former player, has a rich background in sports despite a knee injury that shifted their focus from football and skateboarding to climbing and hiking. Their early years were marked by their involvement in the Manchester skateboarding scene and playing football at a local and university level, influenced by their professional footballer father. After their injury, they transitioned to climbing and hiking, engaging in indoor bouldering competitions and enjoying outdoor climbs and hikes around the world, from the UK to Australia, New Zealand, and China. Their love for Arsenal football club has remained strong since 2001.

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