The Secrets of Skateboarding

  • 145 Page in depth guide of tricks
  • Features how-to, troubleshooting, and other skate secrets
  • Written by underground skater Tony Waters
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Skate Card: Making Sure You’re On Track

One of the best ways to reach your goals in the shortest time possible is to write them on an index card and carry it around in your pocket. Then, you must read it aloud to yourself whenever you get the chance.

This is exactly how wealth guru, Bob Proctor, achieved success. A high school drop out with a resume of dead end jobs, Bob simply wrote down his financial goals on an index card, kept it in his pocket, and read it aloud to himself whenever he got the chance.

Within a year, he made more than $100,000, and soon topped the $1 million mark!

How to Make a Skate Card
All you have to do is pick a goal from your list, and write it on an index card in this format, “I now choose to in a natural, effortless and growth seeking manner. This or something better”

The last statement, “This or something better”, is sort of like an insurance policy- it prevents your ego from being too demanding and guarantees that you will receive what is best for you.

How a Skate Card Works
If you are constantly reading your goal and reminding yourself, your mind will become more and more focused on reaching it. Soon, the goal will be implanted into your subconscious mind, which will constantly look for ways to accomplishing it.

The Subconscious is the part of the mind that has the “instructions” for running your day to day life. Anything you do that you do not think about is controlled by your subconscious mind. Habits, thought patterns, and behavior are all controlled by the Subconscious.

There are often memories of negative experiences or beliefs that are imprinted in there that lead to self-sabotage, low self- esteem, and unwanted behavior. By constantly thinking about what we want (constantly reading Skate Card), we are impressing positive images into the subconscious and we will naturally do whatever is necessary to achieve what we want.

My 360 Flip Story
After relearning the Kickflip and Backside Flips, I decided it was time to learn how to throw down some nasty Tres. This is what my Skate Card for that week looked like:


I now choose to constantly land
360 flips in a natural, effortless
and growth seeking manner.
This or something better


I kept it in my pocket and read it whenever I had the chance- whenever I went to the bathroom, before meals, when I got into my car, before I skated, after I skated, while I skated, when I woke up, before I went to bed, etc.

Before the week was over, I landed my first 360 flip! It only took 2 or 3 days of 1 hour practice sessions. And this was after not having touched a skateboard for almost four years!

The more you read it aloud to yourself, the quicker the goal will plant in your mind, and the faster your subconscious will materialize it. When you accomplish a goal, go reward yourself- it’s going to feel great. Then, decide on another goal you wish to achieve and write that one on a card.

Keep creating new goal cards and constantly reading them until all of your goals have been reached. Using this method, you will be surprised at how quickly you will achieve your dreams!

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