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How To Skateboard: The Basics

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Here is an instructable for the group: How To Skateboard.

This group is for people who would like to learn how to skateboard or for people who already skateboard. This instructable will teach you (hopefully) how to do the basics like turning and also how to ollie. Now when you watch this video you probably wont get it the fist time so the best thing to do is to practice.


 
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Step 1: Get the gear, then prepare yourself

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First of all you need to be able to ballance a little and have a high tolerance for pain.(I'm serious)
Also you will need a pretty good skateboard and a helmet.
(You should always wear saftey gear!!!)

Here is the correct position of standing. PIC 1

This shows the correct position for when you are about to do a trick. PIC 2

PIC 3 shows that your foot should be near the very back and that your legs are spread apart.

PIC 4 shows the correct front foot position.

PIC 5 shows the stuff you will need.

Step 2: How not to stand

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Here are some photos of how not to stand because if you use these positions, you will definetly fall.

Step 3: Pushing off

Here is the picture of what it should look like pushing off.
Always have your dominant foot on the front. Then you will have your other foot on the back and push off with that foot.

You will need to figure out if your stance is regular, or goofy.

The first picture is how to push off. And the second picture is how to push off goofy. The third picture is how to push off regular.

Then there is a position where you stand normal but when you push you push with your front foot.
That is called mongo.

Step 4: Practice, practice, practice

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Now you are almost done...YOU WILL JUST NEED TO PRACTICE ALOT!!!

Try all these things out, and hopefully after a while you will learn how to skate, or become a better skater.

There will be more lessons to come!!!
Just check out the: How To Skateboard group.
gaviato5 years ago
my left foot is my dominant foot but i feel comfortable in putting it at the back of the skateboard and my right with which i push off i keep that in front.is this okay?
TeacherOfTheWays (author)  gaviato5 years ago
ya thats called pushing mongo!
yerjoking5 years ago
what about mongo goofy or mongo regular?
zapconquest6 years ago
Are you sure that's the right picture. I don't see how you could push off standing like that. Your body should be over the board mostly, with your back foot on the ground. The way you're standing, the front foot is at a bad angle (it should be more parallel) and your back foot is on the wrong side of the board.
TeacherOfTheWays (author)  zapconquest6 years ago
I had to take the picture, so i am not in the exact perfect position.
snipeyouout6 years ago
it's really hard for me to do that. my right foot is my dominant foot but i push with that foot
chas12121236 years ago
my right foot is domanent but i push goofy
Visitor6 years ago
I have a dominant left foot and I push goofy. The right way would be to try both feet and stick to the stance that feels more comfortable.
Well said. I have a dominant right foot, and I push goofy, but I land tricks better in a regular stance, so I taught myself to push both ways. Learn how to be adaptable, first.
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