Skate: Walkthrough

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                                    SKATE.                                 
                             Full Walkthrough/FAQ
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                               Author: xunhallowed (GT: DeaD AiM 949)

                               Began: October 11, 2007

                               Completed:


                                   UPDATES

October 11, 2007: Just found this on the FAQ Bounty list and I'm getting
started on this right away. I have two months to get this done, and I'm going
to spend a lot of time on this. Getting to work.

October 16, 2007: Version 0.10 released. I have completed walkthroughs for the
first 16 challenges, and I'm updating every Friday and Monday. Stay posted for
more.

October 18, 2007: Okay, so things are a bit unfinished here, obviously. The ToC
has been updated a little, and I've finished the first 25 challenges. I would
have done more, but I just realized today that I got almost 1000 views on the
first day! I'll give you guys a bigger update on Monday to show my
appreciation. I also put my gamertag up next to my username. Thanks again! 

October 20, 2007: I really have to apologize for this. Smallest update ever.
Just three challenges. But, you see, I just got Halo 3 on Friday. I wasn't
planning on getting it, but my friends made me, and now I can't stop.
Unfortunately, this means smaller updates. Definitely bigger than this one
though. Very sorry, and I'm hoping to have another 7 challenges at least done
for Friday's update.

October 25th, 2007: Four challenges done. Upsetting. I'll try to get as much
as I can done by Monday, but Halo 3 is killing my will. Damn it. Sorry again.

August 12, 2008: Oh....man.......I have one word. Sorry! Almost been a year..
Well, to be honest, once I didn't win the bounty, I gave up on this. But now,
as I near 100,000 hits, with about 150 hits per day, I realize how many people
probably hate me, especially the ones expecting an update on Monday...I AM VERY
SORRY! I promise I will finish this FAQ. I have mastered skate, I've got all
of the achievements, bought everything that you can buy, completed absolutely
everything, and I even have some killer footage, photos, and a pretty high rank
in online Jam. There is nothing left for me to do in skate, yet I still want to
play, and that is what is motivating me to write again.

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1. Career..................................................................(1)
       Tutorial - Nollies..................................................(2)
       S.K.A.T.E. - Shingo.................................................(3)
       Tutorial - Manuals..................................................(4)
       Follow Me - Follow Shingo...........................................(5)
       Photo - My First Photo!!............................................(6)
       Film - Filming 101..................................................(7)
       Tutorial - Advanced Grinds..........................................(8)
       Tutorial - Scoring a Line...........................................(9)
       Best Trick - Community Spirit!.....................................(10)
       Tutorial - Pumping.................................................(11)
       Jam - Jubba Jingle Jam.............................................(12)
       Film - Regs Shop Film..............................................(13)
       Film - Grinding Teeth..............................................(14)
       Film - Summer of Slam..............................................(15)
       Film - Line'em Up..................................................(16)
       Film - Opinion.....................................................(17)
       Photo - Storefront.................................................(18)
       Pro Challenge - Haslam Bump to Bar.................................(19)
       Pro Challenge - Carroll's Challenge................................(20)
       Pro Challenge - Busenitz Wall Gap..................................(21)
       Pro Challenge - Cole Gap to Grind..................................(22)
       Pro Challenge - TK's Rail Challenge................................(23)
       Pro Challenge - Hsu's Eduskate.....................................(24)
       Pro Challenge - Smith Securigrind..................................(25)
       Pro Challenge - P-Rod Tech to Hubba................................(26)
       Pro Challenge - Dill Kinked Manny..................................(27)
       Pro Challenge - Ali Bridge Plunge..................................(28)
2. Extras................................................................
       Tricks............................................................
       Spots.............................................................
       Milestones........................................................
       Closing...........................................................


..................................:1. Career:..............................(1)

Let's get right into this one. The game opens up with a pretty funny scene in
which you get hit by a bus. Yes, a bus. Anyway, after you've entered your info
and you've created your skater, it's time to start filming.

You'll get a quick tutorial on how to ollie. It's pretty easy, and they show
you what to do. Then you'll get a pushing tutorial, and you'll have to hop up
onto a ledge, which might be hard. A few tutorials later, you'll be off on your
way to becoming a pro. Oh yeah. Let's get started with the challenges. The
first one is the one in the top left corner.

..............................:Tutorial - Nollies:.........................(2)

- Stay within 150 ft
- Nollie in all gates
- Reach the lot

Difficulty: 1/5

Start out by staying close to P-Rod. To Nollie, push up, then down on the
right stick. Perform this in the giant green areas to pass each gate.Once
you've passed all of the gates, you'll see a red gate. Pass through it to
complete the challenge.

Once you've done this, move to the red icon on your map to play some S.K.A.T.E.
with Shingo.

..............................:S.K.A.T.E. - Shingo:........................(3)

Difficulty: 1/5

All you have to do is nail his tricks, then wait for him to bail so you can set
your own. Once it's your turn to set, try an ollie 360 or a kickflip 360.
Basically, if you can do a 360, you can win.

New Challenges: Follow Me - Follow Shingo, Tutorial - Manuals

After that painstakingly easy challenge, head to the blue icon on your map for
your next one.

..............................:Tutorial - Manuals:.........................(4)

- Fliptrick into Manual
- Stay in Manual
- Fliptrick from Manual

Difficulty: 1/5

Just fliptrick, then push down on the right analog stick gently to start. Keep
holding the right analog stick down gently until it says you've stayed in for
long enough, then all you have to do is do a fliptrick the way you normally
would, except you're starting in a manual.

Another challenge beaten. Head over to the red icon on your map for yet another
one.

..........................:Follow Me - Follow Shingo:......................(5)

- Stay within 180 ft
- Get to the school

Difficulty: 1/5

Staying within 180 feet may be hard because of all the obstacles, so just take
it slow and relax. After a few minutes, you'll notice a blue gate. Head into
it to complete the challenge. 

New Challenges: Photo - My First Photo!!

Your first Follow Me challenge, complete! Right next to you is your first
Photo challenge, so what are you waiting for?

..........................:Photo - My First Photo!!:.......................(6)

- Hit up the stairs
- Get 100 Points
- Do 1 Grind

Difficulty: 1/5

Get a slow start by pushing twice, then push down on the right stick and flick
it up to ollie onto the rail. Not achieving 100 points is almost impossible, so
just worry about the rail. If you mess up, hold LB and hit up on the D-Pad to
respawn at the top.

New Challenges: Film - Filming 101, Tutorial - Scoring a Line, Tutorial - 
Advanced Grinds

It's time now for your first Film Challenge, so find a spot with a rail and hit
RB. When you're in position, hit Y to begin.

.............................:Film - Filming 101:..........................(7)

- Get 500 Points
- Do 2 Grinds

Dificulty: 1/5

Start off by grinding some ledges and rails. If you don't have 500 points
after grinding, do an ollie 180 or some kickflips, or just grind some more. I
did this at the rail where you do your first photo, but it's not the best
place. The idea is to start slow, ollie onto the rail, then fliptrick onto the
rail once more.

New Challenges: Best Trick - Community Spirit!

Use your map and quick navigate to your next tutorial, which is the bottom
rightmost blue icon. To quick navigate, just select an icon and hit A.

.........................:Tutorial - Advanced Grinds:......................(8)

- Flip into a Grind
- Do a long Grind
- Flip out of the Grind

Difficulty: 1/5

From where you start, do a simple fliptrick and land on the bench to grind it.
After a second or two of grinding the bench, you'll have grinded long enough,
so just do a fliptrick as you normally would, except off of the rail.

Now, to the next blue icon.

.........................:Tutorial - Scoring a Line:.......................(9)

- Get x1.5 multiplier to start a line
- Get 800 points in a line

Difficulty: 1/5

Just do an ollie 360, a grind, or a fliptrick to start your line. Fliptrick
into a grind and out of it or just keep doing random fliptricks for 800 points.

Now it's time for your first Best Trick contest. Get to the red icon on your
map, and let's go.

.......................:Best Trick - Community Spirit!:....................(10)

Difficulty: 2/5

Okay, so, as you may have guessed, the object of a Best Trick contest is to get
the highest score you can on an obstacle.

Round 1: Funbox

Range: 200-300

Okay, so, you need around 250 points or more on a trick to get first. Try a
triple heelflip 360 or a grab 360, and if you can do it, a 540. For a double
heelflip, just hold the stick up after you do one heelflip. When you let go
of the right stick, you'll complete the flip. This one's the hardest round in
my opinion.

Round 2: Manny Pads

Range: 200-300

Again, around 250 points should get you first, but this is the easiest one.
Just get some speed, grind the pad, flip out, grind again or land in a manual,
and you've got 400+ points.

Round 3: Ledges and Rails

Range: 250-350

You need more points here, but it's still not much of a problem. Just fliptrick
onto the middle rail, grind, and flip out with a spin. You win.

New Challenges: Tutorial - Pumping

Move over to the blue icon nearby for another tutorial.

............................:Tutorial - Pumping:..........................(11)

- Push to drop into the half-pipe
- Do 4 Pumps
- Do a Christ/No Foot Air

Dificulty: 1/5

Just hit X or A to drop, and make sure not to hit them again, because you'll
fail. Push up on the left stick when you approach the incline 4 times, then
get some air by pumping. In the air, hold LT or RT and hit B. Be sure not to
hold it too long, or you'll bail. You just have to hold it for a second.


Now, head on over to the red icon, which would be the Regs shop, where you can
buy new stuff for your skater, get a sponsor, or just to trigger events. Once
you're there, you'll get a scene, and you'll unlock a Regs T-Shirt and the
Jubba Jingle Jam.

..........................:Jam - Jubba Jingle Jam:........................(12)

Difficulty: 1/5

Range: 2500-3000

Well, honestly, a few grinds could win you this if you mix them up with some
fliptricks, but I think you'll have more fun experimenting with everything,
like airing off of the ramps and grinding the rails. 3000 points is no
problem, so just mix it up and have fun.

New Challenges: Film - Regs Shop Film

Now, hit RB to check your new Film Challenge. When you've found a spot that
suits you, hit Y to begin.

..........................:Film - Regs Shop Film:.........................(13)

- Get 1,000 Points

Difficulty: 1/5

You could honestly do this on the street by grinding the curb and fliptricking
off of it, but as long as you find a place with a nice spot for grinding, this
should be the easiest Film Challenge ever.

New Challenges: Jam - Poolside Chill, Film - Grinding Teeth, Film - Tapeheads,
Film - Summer of Slam, Film - Line'em Up, Film - Crank It, Film - Opinion,
Photo - Stack My Tables, Photo - GAP IT UP, S.K.A.T.E. Mail Order,
Best Trick - Rail Fest

As you can tell, this is the most fun part of the game. You have SO much to do,
so let's get started. Find a curb or a nice grinding spot and start the first
Film Challenge on your list.

..........................:Film - Grinding Teeth:.........................(14)

- Get 1,250 Points
- Do 3 Grinds
- Total 30ft Grind

Difficulty: 1/5

Well, if you found a nice spot to grind, this should be easy as hell. Just mix
up your grinds and fliptricks, and you shouldn't have a problem with the
points. Three grinds isn't a problem at all. A 30 foot grind is best done as
your first few grinds. Start off with a few pushes, then hop onto a rail and
grind. Grind over and over again, and you'll have this one done easily.

Find a spot with a decent ramp and start your next Film Challenge, which is the
second one out of your five.

..........................:Film - Summer of Slam:.........................(15)

- Do 3 Grabs
- Total 8s Air
- Total 720deg Spin

Difficulty: 1/5

You can grab three times off of an ollie. Just hold LT or RT for a second in
the air. Just do high ollies over and over again to get a second of air each
time. You could also use a ramp. Ollie 180 a few times, and you'll have gotten
your total spin.

Now, for your next Film Challenge. Scroll to Line'em Up and let's go.

............................:Film - Line'em Up:...........................(16)

- Get 2,000 Points

Difficulty: 1/5

This is easy to do at the Community Center. Go to the halfpipe where you got
the Pumping tutorial, and do Christ Airs until you reach 2,000 points.

Scroll through your Film Challenges and start your third one. Let's go.

.............................:Film - Opinion:.............................(17)

- Get 2,250 Points
- Do 3 Manuals
- Grind to Fliptrick to Grind

Difficulty: 2/5

This may seem redundant, but find a curb for this challenge. Use the same way
you used for the other challenges, you know, the whole flptrick in and out of
a grind thing. You should get a 2x multiplier on your first line, and that will
help you out a lot. Just manual after fliptricking off of the curb, fliptrick
again, and you've gotten good points and a manual. Repeat a few times. 

New Challenges: Photo - Storefront

Next, to your newest challenge, which would be the red camera icon on your map.
Let's get started.

...........................:Photo - Storefront:...........................(18)

- Gap to the Street
- Do 1 Manual

Difficulty: 1/5

I gotta tell you, this is a bit of a letdown. All you do is: Push twice, ollie
onto the ledge with the arrow above it, manual, then get out of the manual once
you're in the street. You're done. Hooray!

New Challenges: Pro Challenge - Smith Securigrind, Pro Challenge - P-Rod Tech
to Hubba, Pro Challenge - Busenitz Wall Gap, Pro Challenge - Cole Gap to Grind,
Pro Challenge - Ali Bridge Plunge, Pro Challenge - TK's Rail Challenge,
Pro Challenge - Carroll's Challenge, Pro Challenge - Hsu's Eduskate,
Pro Challenge - Dill Kinked Manny, Pro Challenge - Haslam Bump to Bar,

Damn, that's a lot. Well, for the hell of it, I'm gonna cover all of them, so
you should just do them too. Let's start unlocking all the sponsors with the
uppermost challenge.

...................:Pro Challenge - Haslam Bump to Bar:...................(19)

- Bump to the bar
- Fliptrick to Grind to Fliptrick
- Get 550 Points

Difficulty: 2/5

Push a few times and fliptrick off the ramp. You can add a spin too, if you can
still land on the rail. Once you do, fliptrick and land on the rail again,
which will essentially seal your 550 points, and since you've done everything
else, you win!

Don't pick this sponsor unless you want Almost as your sponsor. We're still
going to complete every sponsor's challenges, so it doesn't matter. Now head
to the only other challenge in the Suburbs.

...................:Pro Challenge - Carroll's Challenge:..................(20)

- Hit 3 of 6 Ledges
- Do a line worth 600 Points

Difficulty: 1/5

Just grind the ledges, fliptrick off, then repeat. Keep spinning and
fliptricking to keep the line alive. This is way too easy.

Let's head on over to the new northernmost challenge on your map now.

....................:Pro Challenge - Busenitz Wall Gap:...................(21)

- Ride the Wall
- Jump Wall Gap
- Land It

Difficulty: 2/5

Okay, start off with two pushes and only two. Don't push any more. Ride down
the sidewalk. Don't go up the incline with the stairs on it. Once you reach the
mini ramp going into the wall, air off of it and ride the wall. If you went
fast enough, you'll clear the gap and hopefully land. This one's not too bad.

Alright, next one from the top, just like we've been doing. 

....................:Pro Challenge - Cole Gap to Grind:...................(22)

- Ride the Block
- Jump the Gap
- Grind the Left Rail

Dificulty: 2/5

Okay, so you're gonna have to set this up before you try it. Push to the part
where you first get on the sidewalk. Place a Session Marker there. Now, push
twice towards the arrow so that you fall down, then push once more, then jump
off and try to land on the left rail. It should only take a few tries.

Let's go to Downtown. We'll work our way down the map, so start from the top.

...................:Pro Challenge - TK's Rail Challenge:..................(23)

- Grind the Rail
- Get 600 Points

Difficulty: 1/5

Start off with one push and get ready to fliptrick. Fliptrick and spin onto
the rail, fliptrick again, then land on the rail. Easy 600 points, easy
challenge.


And the next challenge down is.....

.....................:Pro Challenge - Hsu's Eduskate:.....................(24)

- On the Book
- Get 500 Points

Difficulty: 2/5

I found this incredibly easy after finding out what to do, but you might not.
Push twice from the start, then fliptrick onto the edge of the book and grind
it. Fliptrick out and spin, then land it for around 600 points, which is more
than enough for this challenge.


And now, for your final Downtown Pro Challenge.

....................:Pro Challenge - Smith Securigrind:...................(25)

- Get Chased
- Grind the Rail

Difficulty: 2/5

From where you start, skate forward and follow the sidewalk. When it curves,
turn with it. Right after the turn, place a session marker. Head up the ramp
and into the No-Skate Zone. Hang around until you see a red arrow and you hear
music. The camera will also zoom out. If that's not happening, skate into the
security guard and then you'll be getting chased. Once you're getting chased,
skate towards the rail, but wait for it to decline. Jump onto the rail and
grind it to complete this challenge.


Go to your map, select the northernmost challenge in Old Town, and head over.

...................:Pro Challenge - P-Rod Tech to Hubba:..................(26)

- Ride the Hubba
- NOLLIE 360 FLIP to Grind

Difficulty: 3/5

First of all, go to your trick book and learn how to do a nollie 360 flip. Now
practice a little bit, and when you think you've got it, push only once and
approach the hubba. Nollie 360 flip onto it, and make sure you grind. This one
is hard. Some tips: Don't push more than once, because you'll go too far. Don't
get too close, or else your board will hit into the hubba. Use your session
marker to retry. When in midair after completing the nollie 360 flip, move the
right stick left or right to get an almost guaranteed grind.

Next one down on the map, and don't worry, we're almost done with these.

....................:Pro Challenge - Dill Kinked Manny:...................(27)

- Skate the kink
- Fliptrick to Manual to Fliptrick

Difficulty: 1/5

Kickflip over the block, land in a manual, then fliptrick out. Are you kidding
me? This is one the easiest challenges ever.

Now, for your last Pro Challenge.

....................:Pro Challenge - Ali Bridge Plunge:...................(28)

- Make it to the ground
- Do a line worth 500 points

Difficulty: 2/5

Okay, this one's not too bad. Push once, fliptrick onto the ledge, then quickly
fliptrick out and land on the ramp smoothly. This might take a few tries, but
it's mostly luck. Make sure to straighten your board out before the landing.

Now, head on over to Reg's to pick your sponsor. Hit RT to go to the Lounge
and select Sponsors. Now choose a board sponsor. Go back and hit LT twice to
get to the Shopping section. Hit A and buy a skateboard (it's free though)
from your sponsor. You will now get extra sponsor money for challenges. Now,
exit the shop. 

Now, open up your map. Notice the uppermost red icon? Go there.

..........................:Jam - Poolside Chill:..........................(29)

Difficulty: 1/5

Range: 7000-9500

This is really easy jam. Do a fliptrick off the drop at the start to get a 2x
multiplier and around 600 points. Just do grab 540s over and over again, or
double kickflips. You could also grind the edge of the pool, but it's not too
great.

Now look at the camera icon in the Suburbs. Let's head there.

.........................:Photo - Stack My Tables:........................(30)

- Get 400 Points
- Do 1 Grind
- Do 1 Flip Trick

Difficulty: 2/5

Start off with two pushes, then fliptrick onto the edge of the table and grind
it. Fliptrick off with a rotation, and you'll have this. It can be tricky to
nail the grind though. Remember to use your session markers.

New Challenges: Absolutely nothing.

Now, let's hit up the photo spot next to Regs in The Res.

............................:Photo - Gap it Up:...........................(31)

- Clear the Gap
- Get 300 Points

Difficulty: 2/5

Start off with 4 pushes, then ollie onto the wavy path. Immediately push twice,
then hit the ramp and do a fliptrick into a grab with a rotation to finish this
off.

New Challenges: Photo - Who The Hell Is?

Go to your map and head over to the expanding camera icon in Downtown. 

.........................:Photo - Who The Hell Is?:.......................(32)

- Ledge to middle rail 
- Do 1 Flip Trick
- Do 1 Grind

Difficulty: 1/5

Start off with 2 pushes, then fliptrick off the part of the ledge that's left
of the rail sticking up. Adjust your board so that you land on the rail, and
that's it. Congrats, you just got a cover shot.

New Challenges: Pro Challenge - Gallant Step Up

More on Monday. <---rofl by monday i meant almost a year later

..............................:Photo - Photo G:...........................(33)

- Get to the ledge curve
- Get 400 Points
- Do 1 Grind

Start off with 2 pushes, then ollie off the incline from the left side of the
ledge and land in a grind. If you grind long enough to get 400 points, just
ollie out, but if you need more points, just fliptrick out.

New Challenges: Film - First Things First

.........................:Film - First Things First:......................(34)

- Remain in a No Skate Zone
- Get 1,000 Points

It's easy to do this at the same ledge you just tore up for the challenge.
Grind it, fliptrick out, repeat. There are some stairs around here that you
can easily grind as well. Just remember, you need to stay in the No Skate Zone
the entire time. 

New Challenges: Follow Me - Follow Freeway

.........................:Follow Me - Follow Freeway:.....................(35)

- Stay within 210 ft
- Get to Slappy's

Well..uh...don't fall? Try not to push once you've started going downhill,
cause Freeway makes some turns you might not see coming. Just make it to
Slappy's, and you're done! Heh, as I was writing this, I failed it 3 times.
Stupid Freeway...

New Challenges: Deathrace - Race to Slappy's

........................:Deathrace - Race to Slappy's:....................(36)

Well, I'm not gonna lie, this is hard. My advice? DON'T MISS A GATE. If you do,
just restart. I actually got lucky this race cause the dude in front of me fell
RIGHT before the finish. Just keep pushing until you get to a part where
there's a lot of cars, then just try to avoid them. Cars are your biggest enemy
right here.

New Challenges: Film - Hallowed Ground, Film - Hit and Run, Film - Sight
Unseen, Film - Off the Deep End, Film - Ghetto Blasters, Film - Churning Budda,
Deathrace - Hell's Bowels, Deathrace -  Dead End Bomb, Deathrace - Miss the
Bus, Photo - Rainbow Rail, Photo - Manual Labour, Photo - Over the Wall, Jam -
Bowl Control

Oh, god. That took a while to type. Naturally, you've got a lot of choices.....

....Let's just go back to the Skateboard Mag....

More on Wednesday, I promise!
     
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