Intro: How to Skateboard: the Basics
This instructable 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 of skateboarding like turning and also how to ollie. I'll teach you how to stand and push on your skateboard as well. Now when you watch this video you probably wont get it the fist time so the best thing to do is to practice. Learning to skateboarding is all about practice.
Step 1: Get the Gear, Then Prepare Yourself
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
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
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.