How to Get on a Skateboard Flow Team

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Taking on a smaller role with a skateboarding team can pay off big in becoming a pro skateboarder. Many sponsors want to test a skateboarder out on the flow team before offering him a professional spot. Showing strong skateboarding skills is not the only way to secure a flow team position. Becoming a vert or street pro means working hard and having a good attitude.

Things You'll Need

  • Video recorder (DVD or tape)
  • Skateboard
  • Video editing program
  • Recruit a friend to help you tape your skateboarding tricks. Record a lot of footage of your best tricks and show off the skills you do best. Show a variety of moves -- easy and difficult -- to display your versatility as a skateboarder.

  • Edit the video with video editing software to highlight the best shots. Put the scenes together for one video or DVD approximately three to five minutes long. Adding music to the video is optional but can set the tone for the tricks shown.

  • Write or videotape your bio, depending on the team requirements, that includes your name and contact information. Discuss why you are a good fit for the company's flow team, whether you compete in contests, and any other requested information.

  • Send the video or DVD to the company you feel is the best match for your skills and talents. If a sponsor or team focuses on vert and you skate street style, it is not likely to add you to its flow team.

  • Skate at public parks while you wait for a response from the sponsors. You want sponsors looking for flow team members to see you skateboarding in person. Scouts and recruiters often visit the local parks to find new talent. Always skate your best and with a good attitude on the chance a sponsor is watching.

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