How to Be a Skater

First, if your just doing this because you want to be cool, stop right now. If you don't, and you are new to the skateboarding world, read this. Hope this helps!

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: The Clothes

Be yourself. Don't wear skate clothes all the time because you might be called a poser. Just wear a simple shirt with a logo, some jeans, and some skate shoes. You'll need rubber soled shoes. And not DC's.

Step 2: The Talk

Skaters call guys "Dude" or "Bro". For girls, "Dudette" or "Bra". Get used to this.

Step 3: The Equipment

Just one thing about your skateboard. You would rather have an expensive skate shop board than a cheap toy store one. And pick out some nice, comfortable pads. You won't look cool, but being safe is always better. Only let the pros wear no pads. They can handle it.

Step 4: The Skill

Try your hardest at skating. Practice and practice until you master a trick. I would start out with a ollie, the basic movement to unlock a whole world of tricks.

Be the First to Share


    • Skateboard Contest

      Skateboard Contest
    • Make it Move

      Make it Move
    • Teacher Contest

      Teacher Contest

    17 Discussions


    10 years ago

    Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!


    5 years ago

    You don't need instruction on how to be a skater
    You just skate

    I agree DCs are heavy shoes and they suck for skating. (I wear Osiris' They ROCK THE SOCKS OFF YOUR FEET SO DONT DIS EM OR ILL KILL YOU HATERS! not to be mean to pple against pples who dont like em


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, the only thing you really need to do to be a skater is skate.


    8 years ago on Step 3

    haha wow "leave it to the pros to wear pads pads or for like kids who are 5


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Why not DCs, you said that, yet your profile picture is the DC logo.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    if you always wear shirts with a logo and jeans you are a poser i skate alot and honestly i don't wear any skate brand stuff most my clothes are either vintage t's or band t's also bra is for dudes not chicks, and its not skater it's mainly used by surfers also i can't remember the last time i heard ANYONE say dudette. Lastly i love how you knock dc's in this but your avatar is dc logo but being a "skater" is like being "emo" or "scene" or even "punk" there all just labels and if you label yourself it then you just look like a poser and i know this comment is all over the place but i just got back from a party and its like 6am i havent slept since like friday night


    8 years ago on Introduction

    dc is better than alot of skate companies dc has alot of good skaters like Rob Dyrdek and Danny Way


    9 years ago on Step 1

    I've been skating for 15 years.  I don't go out of my way to wear any logo of any kind.  I prefer to be plain when I skate.  But, I think you should clarify why you said "not DC's".  Without the clarification as to WHY, you sound as trendy as posers do.  And I'm honestly interested.

    1 reply

    9 years ago on Introduction

    The skaters around where I live are really rough on you if you wear pads so I waer them under my clothes. One tip: Wear long sleeves. 80% of injuries from skateboarding (road rash, scrapes, small cuts, etc.) can be lessened or even prevented by wearing proper clothing.