How It All Began
I was not a very strong boy growing up. I was shorter and less bulky than most of my classmates. I tried baseball, basketball, and football. But I didn’t qualify and didn’t like those sports very much. My brother wanted me to develop better physique and self-esteem so he got me into skateboarding. The three words my brother said that were still ringing in my mind when I was writing this was: Hold tight, Henry!
Just like a flash of lightning, I felt like a person waking up from a long dream. This was it. This was what I didn’t know I needed. I freaking loved this feeling. The very first trick he taught me was the Chinese Nollie. I failed so many times. I laughed at myself, dusted myself off, and continued rolling. As of now, I’ve been following this hobby for over 5 years. Personally, I’ve never pursued anything this long. So, I guess you can call it a passion. I founded Hold Tight to share my deep love with all the boys and bros around the world.
Oh, and as a side note, I’m now a 6ft grown man measuring over 200 lbs of bones and muscles. I’m very grateful for this sport and I hope you’ll have a great time skateboarding with your friends as well.
What I Want to Share
From my experience, picking up skateboarding can be quite expensive. A quality board is expensive, the accessories you need to buy are expensive, and the rails are expensive. I bet one of the top reasons why many folks give up on skateboarding is because you guessed it, it costs a lot of money (besides patience).
But, I’ve found a way around it. For example, I’ll show you, in this blog, a simple DIY grind rail that you can build from materials at Home Depot or any local stores. It will save you a ton of money. Trust me, it will be worth it. Your skills will improve significantly over time while keeping costs manageable. Some people say I have a practical mindset. I say, thank you I take that as a compliment.
Plus, you’ll learn a lot of cooler tricks, tips, and simple buyer’s guide to get you started on your way to better health and amazing experiences!
Helping me build this blog are my brother and many other friends who I’ve known over the years. We have one same love and goal: Skateboarding. Join us for the greatest news and discussion!