How to Take a Fall (Skateboarding)

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Introduction: How to Take a Fall (Skateboarding)

This is an instructable on how to take a fall while skateboarding. In this example, Bruno will be showing you how to fall while grinding a ledge.

Step 1: Step 1

Bruno begins to crouch like normal to start his trick.

Step 2: Step 2

He ollies onto the ledge.

Step 3: Step 3

He begins to grind.

Step 4: Step 5

Halfway through the ledge, he begins to loose his balance.

Step 5: Step 5

At the very last part of his grind, his front foot slips off the griptape, and he begins to fall forward.

Step 6: Step 6

This is the most crucial part of falling. Bruno puts his hands out first to absorb the impact.

Step 7: Step 7

He then rolls forward to make the fall less painful.

Step 8: Step 8

He lays in his failure and self pity.

Step 9: Step 9

After the pain has left his body, he gets up.

Step 10: Step 10

The key to falling, is to play it off as if nothing ever happened.

Step 11: Step 11

He walks away calm, cool, and collective. Even though he is still crying inside form the pain he just endured.

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    instead of on wrists try landing feet first and instead of on head go on the back of your shoulder blade

    Falling like this would never work. Hit feet first and roll off to the side, while bending your knees. I'm surprised you didn't break your wrists.

    Thought the same thing

    even i don't know anything of skateboarding, the way to fall like this, is very tough. You can fold your wrists and break them, therefore too, YOU'LL STOP THE IMPACT WITH YOUR HEAD WITH NO HELMET!! even with helmet, you can break your neck like your wrist. The best way to fall is like a cat, like nerd12 said. You land with your hands on the floor, over your head, the force pass to your arm and your shoulders, not the wrist itself, and then use your legs to make just the same. With some luck, you should do 3 or 4 steps, and you're up again. If not, you can use this parts like a spring and absorb the major part of the shock. Is just physics. action-reaction

    Not sure if true...


    Or just trying to sound smart...

    nice. it was quite humorous but still stayed on topic!!

    just saying I was in a martial art called judo and the first thing they teach you is when you fall don't land on your hands if you do it might brake your wrists

    I think it's called Mari ukemi or something... I do judo to by the way.

     ...neither with your head (as picture shows).
    Try with forearm/arm/shoulder (the left from the picture) towards your chest. The you'll roll properly ;o)

    It is amazingly easy to break your arms that way(landing on your hands), my friend barely fell at all and landed on his arms. And guess what? He broke his arm