How to Ride a Skateboard
Skateboarding is becoming more and more popular because it is actually really fun.
A skateboard can be a great way to get to where you are going faster like school or work. It is also really fun to learn how to do tricks on your board while riding around or at skateparks.
Skateboarding has proven to be a great method of stress reduction as well as allowing people to have a sense of freedom and a lot of fun.
The most important thing to do when learning to skateboard is to just get as comfortable as possible in skating around and riding your board.
The first step of learning how to ride your skateboard is to decide which foot to put forward on the board. A way to work this out is determine what foot you would put forward while sliding across ice, or walking up stairs. That is the foot your will put on your board in the front.
You always push with your back foot.
Here are two videos that give you some basic information about how to start skateboarding.
You will need to decide what type of board you want to buy. If you want a great all around board that will work for both transport and tricks, you want a basic skateboard. If you are going to use the board just for transportation on roads a longboard might be your best option. Here is a video that teaches a few of the different types of boards.
This is a great video that will help you work out what type of board you should buy and what size you should get.
This video will teach you how to set up your skateboard deck. It is best to go to a local shop or online store to order a deck, trucks and wheels. A full complete set up from Target or Walmart is not a good option. The boards from those stores are low quality and often break easily.
Remember, in learning to skateboard it is vital to get as much time on your board as possible just riding around and getting comfortable on your board.
It can take some time, but if you keep at it I assure you it will be well worth it! The feeling of skateboarding and landing your first trick is the best ever!