Introduction: How to Be Like a Skater

    This will teach you how to be a skater without being a poser.

Step 1: Clothes

Hat (Element, DC, ect.)
T-shirt (with a Element, DC, Vans, Baker, ect. logo) and/or Flannel
Jeans or Gym Shorts
Skate Shoes (DCs, Vans, Enties, Fallens, Nike 6.0, Nike SBs, DVS etc.)

Step 2: Talking


Here is a little skater-speak dictionary.

Only choose 5 or 10 of them. I use poser, chud, armor, beast, skater chick, lid, carving and
perp.

Poser - A wanna-be skater

Armor - pads

Beast - awesome

Acid Drop - a drop used to skate, ollie, kickflip, etc. down

Skater Chick- a girl that skates

Spore- a new skater

Stunt dubz- someone who does the same trick as someone else to show they can do it

Nose- front of deck

Chud- uneven pavement

Lid- helment or hat

Scrape- Rental equipment

Oil check- purposly moving to the side before a trick

Grommet or grom- novice skater

Vannila- no thrills

Skid-lid- helment

carving- skating in an arc or back and forth

Perp- pedestrian

Tweak- pain caused by getting served

Step 3: How Not to Be a Poser

-Don't use the same brand as somebody else just because they used it.
-Don't wear your skater clothes 24/7.
-Don't lie on what you can and can't do.
-Don't Brag
-Don't Suck (practice)

Step 4: Practice

    Practice skating, go to the skatepark. Learn all sorts of ways to skate and tricks. Check out my other instructable on Ollies .

Comments

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Chadifornia made it! (author)2012-04-25

I see where your trying to go with this but I think being a skater is a state of mind brother. Ive been skating since 1980 and I guess either you are OR are not a skater. I have several friends that are pros now (not naming names) its not what you ride its that you ride. Dont hate on a "poser" instead introduce yourself and show him/her some tricks to learn. When I was growing in the skate world there were us and them. I was picked on by everyone who was NOT a skater. Remember, We are all on the same team.

Good Luck Awesume

Now get off the computer and go skate!

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carpe_noctem made it! (author)2012-02-24

This is total bs. Skate, nuff said.

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Cann0n made it! (author)2011-12-24

I've been skating for... since 1993. I wear a helmet, button up shirts or sleeveless, dickies or board shorts.

Posers are anyone who wants to be something for reasons other than there own.

The only words I use are Nose, Tweak, Skater Chick, and Perp, but we spell it Purp and refer something else...

To be a skater, one just needs to skate. Duh. I skate with a vast array of people. If we were all the same, we'd be sheep follow fads.

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The Dark Lord made it! (author)2011-03-29

Your a poser.

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woahitsemily made it! (author)woahitsemily2011-11-30

*you're :~)

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The Dark Lord made it! (author)The Dark Lord2011-12-13

Whatever dude I just quickly typed it out.

Yes, I meant you're.

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The Dark Lord made it! (author)2011-09-08

Half of these are not accurate.

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xXskier4lifeXx made it! (author)2011-02-25

yah same here yo sk8rforlife whats likeyour home park man, mines millz---mellenium

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xXskier4lifeXx made it! (author)2011-02-25

haha i think poser is the only one of those i know :) haha

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mr.classic25 made it! (author)2010-12-19

who cares what you wear as long as you rip!

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sk8rforlife made it! (author)2010-12-14

you can wear your skate clothes any time you want im a skater and all i wear is skate clothes

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Reffner made it! (author)2010-11-11

Under step 3 you forgot one...

-Don't write an instructable on how to skate!

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Mr. Potato Head made it! (author)Mr. Potato Head2010-11-16

Check the title again bro. It's not "How to Skate" - it's "How to be Like a Skater". Don't know about you, but that equals "poser" in my book.

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Reffner made it! (author)Reffner2010-11-16

I missed that one all together. You make a good point.

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