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.
<p>i have rlly been into skateboarding so i got one and ppl on vids make it look so easy to skateboard.</p>
Question. I don't skateboard but a few of my friends got me on one and I felt most comfortable right foot in front pushing with my left. I know it was explained but I'm confused, that it regular stance right? Or is it goofy?
i skate mongo and it is really annoying because when i try an olie i have to nollie
<p>same hereit just feels very natural</p>
Well,it did help with the basic stuff,thanks,but I still can`t steer to left or right,how can I do that?
<p>loosen the trucks a little - may be a little too stiff for your weight</p>
<p>lean forward putting your wieght onto the balls of your feet to turn one way, move the wight onto your heels to turn the other way (left and right are swiched depending on if you ride regular or goofy)</p>
heres what you do dude first <br>step 1) turn a little to the way you want <br>step 2) not alot or u will fall and crash <br>step 3!) Make sure your back weels are helping you to steer
what are good shoes to wear whell skating?
Any pair from the skateshop will do.
<p>flat shoes with grippy rubber and stitching connecting the rubber sole to the fabric on the shoes so hey wont seperate</p>
<p>any tennis shoes (vans, keds, converse, etc)</p>
<p>ive been skating for 3 years still cant do any tricks but i can floor it going downhill easily. i skate mongo regular but if i try and skate goofy i have 0 balance but i can pop and ollie standing that way. riding mongo i can pop waist hight nollies with ease but cant do ollies in the mongod reg. any suggestions. i tried normal regular and i cant do it also tried normal goofy and that didnt feel right either so wtf?.<br><br>also im looking at long board at the moment when i travel 12.5 km to my nearest beach by skateboard . i hate the wide turn feel of a long boad tried a double drop down longboard and it felt similar to a standard 7.5&quot; short board for tricks in terms on how it felt to ride</p>
Question: when I push off I have too push a ton just too get a little movement. Am i doing something wrong? this happens even on a slight down hill, and on a uphill it's pretty much just pushing.
<p>Same thing happens to me <strong>every single time</strong>...</p>
<p>Could I wear my high tops (Osiris) for skating? I need to know if they're safe to ride with because I'm not going to the hospital again.</p>
im a noob an i wanna get help frm other sk8s but i dont wnt thm 2 think im a poser so what do i do?!! crap now i sound like im desperate!
but good instuctable if youve like never picked up a skateboard
WOW! is that really you jesus...?
i wanna know too and can jesus skate
i ride goofy mongo. my friends got me hooked on sk8ing a few days ago. the only skate board tipe thing i have is a wave. but wat is awesome is that my dad has a board from the 80's so i can ride that. it looks like a miniature longboard.
DONT RIDE MONGO<br>trust me buddy
I stil ride mongo but can push switch. i dont hit my foot on my back wheel if thats your reasoning for not riding mongo
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you might wanna get some better berrings-good vid though
my bad, i mean &quot;bearings&quot;
Step 2: pic 2. I ride like that all the time. It's fun. I stand with both feet centered on the board and facing straight ahead, then put my arms out and "pretend I'm flying". That's how I got my band name: "Be The Aeroplane" (I'm not responsible for anybody getting hurt doing this!) Okay, now here's something. I must be very weird. I'm goofy. At least I thought I was. When I start out, I put my right foot on the back of the board, about centered, maybe slightly turned. Then I push off with me left foot. If I need to turn just a little (Mostly to avoid a crack in the street) All I do is put my left foot on the front of the board, facing forward(I have to shift my weight a little so I don't fall) and turn that way. When I want to ride-ride. I slide my right foot sideways, and put my left foot at the front of the board, in the normal goofy stance. I don't know what it is, but I just feel comfortable that way. I can't ride any other way. Am I the only one who does this?
with your right foot forward it is goofy with your left foot forward it is just normal
i do it too.
I really liked your video :)<br /> my goal is to learn how to skateboard <br /> so when I go to college next year that will help me get around lol
yo, is it possible to do tricks with old school boards?<br />
old school boards?<br /> <br />
&nbsp;the really old ones that only have a back kick tail. and yes, you can do tricks like manuals and if your good, kick flips.
becasue i don't like skateboarding anymore, longboarding is way more fun.
can you put a video out on how to kickflip nobody else does it right on instructables
<p>yeah ive been on that its really good...and caspers are good too</p>
Its on my youtube:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZbOn1Z1BfQ&feature=channel_page">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZbOn1Z1BfQ&amp;feature=channel_page</a><br/>
what is the dif between skateboarding and longboarding?????
TeacherOFTheways can you post a youtube video on how to pop shove it? P.S(Your a legend in my book!)
here ya go:<br/>Its about halfway through.<br/><div style="margin-left:15px;"> <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Z7oYRIbJHNc"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Z7oYRIbJHNc" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344" wmode="transparent"></embed></object></div><br/>
Thank you
ok so i really wan to get into skateboarding but im sooo not good i hope this will help
<a href="http://www.instructables.com/community/skateboard-tips/">http://www.instructables.com/community/skateboard-tips/</a><br/>
how do i know like where to get a board and what kind i want to learn to skate and i never have before.
Look for a local skateshop, if you dont have one in your town/ city then find a west 49. Most local skateshops have great decks, trucks, wheels, and all the hardware for great prices. west 49 is moe expensive but they have mostly good quality stuff. I bought my first board at canadian tire, just to try skating and within a month i bould a board at west 49. buy a cheap board just to try skateboarding, but know that they are harder to ride b/c of bad bearings/cheap wooden decks/thin trucks. Good lucks!
hey if you guys want to learn a little more about skatboarding and want to skate well, go to youtube.com/aronl , he is really good and shows tons of how to do tricks he shows step by step and performs them at the end to show you how its done , so go he is like PRO! =] he'll really help <br/>

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