ASRA - Australian Skateboard Racing Association

Hey guys, i need a little help here. (First Skateboard)
So i'm currently interested in buying a skate board for my self, (I'm a beginner skateboarder)
I'm from Sydney and i dont really have a clue where to buy skateboards, I'm looking for a complete skateboard or one i can build on my own. So can anyone help me out and tell me where some skateboard shops are located in? ( stores in or close to Sydney or online stores)


Note: I am not interested into skateboards from stores like Kmart, Toys'r'us, etc..
I am looking for branded skateboards (Zero, Alien workshop, Element, Plan B, etc..
I have also been thinking about some online stores that i found "Skaterhq", "CCS", and "Boardshop Australia".

Tell me what you think.
Cheers

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its not hard to make time to visit the shop. If your really after some advice, which it seems you are because your posting several questions, then theres no better place than go to the shop. You could lurk on the internet and wait for days for the proper answer, which you probably wont get a solid one as every man and his dog has an opinion over the internet...

doesnt matter how far you have to travel, because there are so many people that further than you to get there! people come far and wide to the Hopkin shop because that is where you will find the best gear, the best advice, and the best service you can possibly think of from a skate shop. Crew there can answer all your questions related to boards, helmets, shoes, gloves, wheels, anything you want or need...

So if you REALLY want a board, and want to know whats the best helmet, or the best shoes, put in the effort and get yourself to the shop. You wont regret it...

or you could lurk on the internet and not skate?


Justin T said:

I would really really like to go, the thing is. I don't always have the time to go. Considering that it is actually quite far from my home. I have school (Mon - Friday)and on Saturdays and sundays, my parents are usually busy. I do have sisters but they are busy too.
This is why i find it more convenient to get things from online. :(, although that isn't always good.
The Dave said:

Fitz, this one seems legit. Trolling is generally easy to pick (groms aren't very subtle).

Justin, skate shoes are skate shoes. They all work. My only advice is to get high tops so you don't smash your ankle on the edges of the board learning to footbrake. I wear Globe Superflys and they are the shiznitt but Hopkin have a buch of equally rad shoes or if you're really strapped just go to Big W.

For your board needs, I'm just going to repeat the same advice. Jump in your car or on a train and head to Hopkin now. The internet will not help you here. Also, don't go to Skater HQ - great for blades, not for boards.

Make time Jacko is right

Don't forget the after sales service too. The crew at the Hop Shop really look after their customers, it is just an amazing experience that goes on and on. The Hopkin experience far outweighs the bucks that you spend. Buy the best you can and then just keep adding to your kit until you have all bases covered. Just go there and you are guaranteed to walk out with a huge smile on ya dial.

This. I'm from Canberra and when I was recently in Sydney I walked for 2 hours just to have a chat to the dudes in hopkin and stand on a bunch of decks. They know their shit and even if you don't walk out with a board you'll walk out with a hell of a lot more info than you'll get here. So take 3.5 hours on the bus (each way) and 2 hours walk (each way) it took me around 11 hours to get the hop shop. At the time there was nowhere in Canberra with anything other than a dervish to stand on (thankfully that changed) so I couldn't make any sort of informed choice. So if you really want to you can get there. Make time.

Jacko said:

its not hard to make time to visit the shop. If your really after some advice, which it seems you are because your posting several questions, then theres no better place than go to the shop. You could lurk on the internet and wait for days for the proper answer, which you probably wont get a solid one as every man and his dog has an opinion over the internet...

doesnt matter how far you have to travel, because there are so many people that further than you to get there! people come far and wide to the Hopkin shop because that is where you will find the best gear, the best advice, and the best service you can possibly think of from a skate shop. Crew there can answer all your questions related to boards, helmets, shoes, gloves, wheels, anything you want or need...

So if you REALLY want a board, and want to know whats the best helmet, or the best shoes, put in the effort and get yourself to the shop. You wont regret it...

or you could lurk on the internet and not skate?


Justin T said:

I would really really like to go, the thing is. I don't always have the time to go. Considering that it is actually quite far from my home. I have school (Mon - Friday)and on Saturdays and sundays, my parents are usually busy. I do have sisters but they are busy too.
This is why i find it more convenient to get things from online. :(, although that isn't always good.
The Dave said:

Fitz, this one seems legit. Trolling is generally easy to pick (groms aren't very subtle).

Justin, skate shoes are skate shoes. They all work. My only advice is to get high tops so you don't smash your ankle on the edges of the board learning to footbrake. I wear Globe Superflys and they are the shiznitt but Hopkin have a buch of equally rad shoes or if you're really strapped just go to Big W.

For your board needs, I'm just going to repeat the same advice. Jump in your car or on a train and head to Hopkin now. The internet will not help you here. Also, don't go to Skater HQ - great for blades, not for boards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbNlMtqrYS0

James said:

I walked for 2 hours just to have a chat to the dudes in hopkin and stand on a bunch of decks.

I had a guy fly from Sydney to buy gear from Cre8ive because he knew I had stuff hidden in the dark recesses of the storeroom (;-)>

Secret HighRollers club!

you know it mate, when ya coming up to play (;-)>

Fitz said:

Secret HighRollers club!

hit up ado at cre8ive sk8, he'll sort you out

http://www.cre8ivesk8.com.au/

Thanks guys! and also, what about buying from hopkin online? :L, im sorta thinking of this helmet now.
Triple8 Brain Saver with Sweatsaver, Is that fine?

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