Your Skateboarding journey has begun!
A White iAM Band shows that you have taken the first step – maybe the most exciting and challenging step any of us ever take.
You can have fun in a safe skate park environment under fully qualified supervision. You have completed C1 of the Mount Hawke Skate Challenge.
Equivalence: Mount Hawke Skate Challenge 1
Push, push, off and away!
A Yellow iAM Band shows that you have progressed from the introductory phase of Skateboarding.
You are now able to push, roll and steer. You have completed C2 of the Mount Hawke Skate Challenge.
Equivalence: Mount Hawke Skate Challenge 2
In control, filled with potential!
An Orange iAM Band shows that you have built on the fundamental, basic Skateboarding skills.
You are now improving your control and picking up speed. Tic tacs and riding off kerbs are all part of this assessment. You have completed C3 of the Mount Hawke Skate Challenge.
Equivalence: Mount Hawke Skate Challenge 3
Stepping up to the next level!
A Green iAM Band shows that all the basics are in place and your understanding of Skateboarding is deepening.
Now, more considered and focused practice will be needed to Ollie, Manual Roll and ride on ramps. You have completed C4 of the Mount Hawke Skate Challenge.
Equivalence: Mount Hawke Skate Challenge 4
Advanced skills are on the menu now!
A Blue iAM Band shows that you are now Skateboarding at a proficient level.
You can cruise all over the place, busting out an ever increasing range of tricks.
Basic flip tricks, grinds on small ramps and simple ollie variations on the move are part of your skill set. You have completed C5 of the Mount Hawke Skate Challenge.
Equivalence: Mount Hawke Skate Challenge 5
Perseverance is paying off!
A Brown iAM Band shows that you are now a good skater.
You have a full command of all the basic tricks and you can perform most advanced skills upon request.
Combinations, consistency and ‘quad’ variations of tricks are now the requirement. You have completed C6 of the Mount Hawke Skate Challenge.
Equivalence: Mount Hawke Skate Challenge 6
Control, power, style!
A Black iAM Band shows that you can now legitimately be called - ‘Solid’!
Airs on ramps, ‘All 8’ variations, long grinds, tech flips - done with creativity and grace. You are now also in a position to pass on knowledge to others whilst perfecting your own art. You have completed C7 of the Mount Hawke Skate Challenge.
Equivalence: Mount Hawke Skate Challenge 7
A very good skater indeed!
A Red iAM Band shows that you are a national Skateboarding competitor or personality.
You compete and win in national events (in the ‘no-age restriction’ category) and display skills that are matched by very few in the country.
The skateboarding Elite!
A Grey iAM Band shows that you are an international competitor or global Skateboarding personality.
You are usually a full time pro earning a living from skating.
You are amongst the very best in the world, inspiring other skaters wherever you go.
SKATEBOARDING is the art of riding a deck, usually made from wood, to which are attached four small wheels. Originally referred to as ‘sidewalk surfing’ referencing it’s origins as an activity carried out by surfers, on land when the waves were flat. It has now grown into a legitimate global sport with a variety of disciplines, with over 20 million regular participants.