Introduction: How to Skateboard: Lesson 2!

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Sorry this to so long to put up guys, i kind of just didn't get around to it.
But it is now here!!!!

Ok so here is How to Skateboard: Lesson 2
This is the more detailed better version. Because i made a few mistakes in the first one

please ask questions if you get confused, i will be happy to help!

Good luck.
(and wear or don't wear safety gear at your own risk)

Hope you enjoy!

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.

Step 1: Starting Out Standing

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Get the gear, then prepare yourself.
First of all you need to be able to balance a little and have a medium tolerance for pain.
(If you fall it will hurt)
Also you will need a pretty good skateboard and a helmet.

(You should always wear safety gear!!!)

Ok so to start out you will want to figure out if you are goofy or regular. Ya those are the two foot positions
NOTE: i am goofy.

Ok so pictures 1-3 is how to stand

Pictures 4-6 is how NOT TO STAND!

Step 2: Pushing Off

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So here is how to push off. In the first How to Skateboard i did this wrong.

You need to push correctly, the correct way is like picture 1. (this is goofy push off)

Picture two is a close up of pushing goofy.

picture 3 is how to push off regular.



Very good if you found this.
2. Go to the board of an orange, of someone you know, in his name is a Miko.

Step 3: Starting, Stopping, and the Ollie!

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Here is how to stop, start, and ollie.

For Starting:
To start off you want to push off (start pushing goofy or regular, which ever you are)
Then go onto a flat area to start ollieing. You are going to want to crouch down or bend your knees a little. Then put your foot close to the end of your board and push the back down hard. Then bring your front foot up and level the board out. (check the video out for better details on how to ollie)
So from there you will want to POP the board up and then level it out with your feet. then come back down flat.

For stopping:
To stop you need to lean your weight back until the tail of your board touches the ground. Then slide on the tail until you come to a stop. You can also just jump off your board.

The olllie:
For the ollie you will want to bend your knees and then get into the right position. (back foot near the back and front foot behind the bolts) then you want to push down really hard with your back tail and then jump up with the board as you then slide your front foot up to the nose of the board.

Just keep trying and you will get it!

Step 4: Final Steps to Becoming a PRO!

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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.
Also check out the video on how to:
-Pop Shovit
-Ride around
and much more!

Thanks and keep on skateboarding!


nilved (author)2012-03-28

nice vans :D

The Dark Lord (author)2011-03-11

One year later, i CAN ollie. : )

josh1324 (author)The Dark Lord2011-09-03

Aren't you dead?

The Dark Lord (author)josh13242011-09-08

No, i dissolved into flakes.

josh1324 (author)The Dark Lord2011-09-09

true, true. I found that part kind of stupid though, i though it would have been an epic last battle to the death.

The Dark Lord (author)josh13242011-09-09

Yea, why didn't i fall over? and [ in the book ] was not the last duel in the Great Hall? 

millatfarhan (author)2009-12-06

I am goofy too. But just a beginner. Could you tell me if i could do tricks with a skateboard which has only a tail(no NOSE)?

josh1324 (author)millatfarhan2011-09-03

You probably can't do things like nollies, but you should be able to do other tricks.

james4 (author)millatfarhan2011-05-08

is goofy your right foot on the board and your left foot pushing off? i forgot :/ if so im goofy :P

josh1324 (author)2011-09-03

I have two tips for you:
1. Make sure your camera person doesn't talk, it's annoying and disruptive.
2. Try using a boom mic/clip on mic for when you're talking because when you turn away/when the board moves, you can't hear what you're saying.

gegejosper (author)2010-09-11

I love skateboarding that makes me happy and it is fun totally extreme. hey check this out it may help you in skateboard lesson if you don't know how to skate board , to get free skateboard lessons feel free and enjoy!

FFVIIBOY (author)2010-04-20

dude i have being tryin for years, i cannot do an ollie. i always do it right but all that happens is when i slide up after pushing down the end the back just stays on the gound

thefoodman (author)FFVIIBOY2010-05-29

 do you jump as you do it?

The Dark Lord (author)2010-01-13

Your instructions are helpful with the footing and all but...i still can't ollie.

DJ Radio (author)2008-07-26

are the skateboard decks supposed to tilt on the trucks?

sharlston (author)DJ Radio2010-01-02

yes if you want the slacker the kingpin is(the large nut in the middle of the trucks) the more sharper you can turn you can adjust this by tightening the kingpin with a 14mm spanner or socket

mg0930mg (author)DJ Radio2008-12-16

You have how to look like a skateboarder, but don't know the answer to this question. Here's a question for you. Kids what do you call someone with skateboarding clothes, shoes hats, and anything else, that can't skate. A POSER!

i call them dudemen...........

DJ Radio (author)mg0930mg2008-12-16

I can skate kinda......Im workin on a few tricks right now. besides, that post is 6 months old

mg0930mg (author)DJ Radio2008-12-16

It was a joke. Just busting your chops.

millatfarhan (author)2009-12-06

thanx for the advc but my skateboard isn't worth it.(I guess)

l96470fps (author)2009-11-04

awsome, what are those kicks ur wearing in the last 2 steps?

knexsniper1 (author)2009-09-01
Frindledon3 (author)2009-08-06

thanks a lot dude... it reqally helped but i havent been skateboarding lately cause my skateboard broke

SK8RGUY (author)2009-04-28


Torpedo194 (author)2009-04-15

what the heck i can skate kinda good but . . . im not so good also i can ollie, grind and do a fakey pop-shuv it beat that and how do i post up videos i make of myself???

SK8RGUY (author)Torpedo1942009-04-26


SK8RGUY (author)2009-04-21

even though you longboard now can you put a video how to kickflip nobody does it right on instructables

senseisean (author)2009-02-06

Outstanding ollie instructions! I signed up with an account just so I could say thanks.. Can't wait to try it out.

I am very flattered, thank you!

Xander da gr8 (author)2008-07-11

what kind of curb is that that you went up in the video???? It is way too slanted to be a curb.

psplayer23 (author)2008-07-01

you should make an instrustable for the half pipe

Aburame Shino (author)2008-05-28

He changed his shoes. -tear-

yes i got new ones, i miss the old ones too. -another tear-

-viking funeral- -tears-

Roxner (author)2008-05-12

since i picked up skating again this week after like a 4 year break i went trough this.. im skating goofey and i accually understood the pop shuvit in you video .. my brain gets mixed up when im trying to look at regular skaters doing that trick ;D cred for pop shuvit

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