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Skateboarding Made Simple Volume 0: Pre-Basics (Free Digital Download)

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We made Skateboarding Made Simple Volume 0 to create a seamless transition for beginners from their first time stepping on a skateboard to mastering essential skills like ollies and advancing to more complicated tricks.

My name is Aaron Kyro and I have been skateboarding for over 25 years.  I currently ride Pro for ReVive Skateboards and I have been sponsored by some of the world's largest skateboard brands including Volcom, Real, Thunder, Bones, Swiss Bearings, and Circa shoes! 

I have been teaching people how to skateboard for many years and have found the key things in common amongst new skaters. I have figured out what skaters run into that prevent them from being able to land kickflips, heelflips, or any other tricks they may have trouble with.

New skaters running into this problem often, get frustrated and give up. It is true that skateboarding does require practice and work. You don’t just wake up one morning with the ability to land 360 flips every time. It is also true that there is an exact, correct gradient to learning all of the tricks. There are exact ways to do each and every trick there is. 

It is, of course, very important to start off on the right foot with learning any new skill or sport. This video goes over the pre-basics.

The tricks covered in this video are:

  • Regular pushing
  • Basic Stop
  • Basic Backside Kickturn
  • Basic Frontside Kickturn
  • Tic Tac
  • Crab Walk
  • Standing Tail Stop 
  • Turn by leaning 
  • Backside 180 pivot 
  • Frontside 180 pivot 
  • Popcorn 
  • Nose Stall
  • Caveman 
  • Roll off a curb 
  • Roll to fakie on a bank
  • Body Varial
  • Riding up a bank
  • Rolling in on a bank 
  • Backside kick turn on a bank
  • Frontside kick turn on a bank

This will give you basic knowledge and will get you very comfortable with your board so that you are ready for the next set of tricks. 

If you are really into skateboarding and you REALLY WANT TO PROGRESS FAST, this video is for you! Once you get the learning technique down, you will use it for the rest of your skateboard career, I guarantee it!


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Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
Perry Grino
Off to a good start ...

Braille Level 0 -- a good start to my entry into a skateboarding odyssey at the ripe age of 70. Aaron led me through some essential maneuvers, and the emphasis on step-wise progression is well-considered. Not sure I've the best board to learn on, but 'tis what I have for now. And 'til I acquire some PPE, esp helmet, I am relegating excursions to furtive flights on a polished and level concrete slab in my yard (intended as base for a new shed, which is currently delayed). One thing that puzzles me is how Aaron keeps his board still while doing those maneuvers; again it may be my board or my (im)balance, but every time I mount the sucker it wants to roll. And I don't think I can do a tic-tac with just a tail kick; my nose is flat. Still and all, the encouragement exuded by the video's Sk8 Guru engenders persistence on my part. I should add, this Braille Level 0 is complemented nicely with some of the introductory elements from VLS Skate(which had been referenced in one of Aaron's videos). Anyhoo, now looking into enrolling in a summer skate course for adults that some enterprising individuals have offered in our area (East Coast, Canada). Thanks for the kick-start Braille.


Really good instructions

Best intro ever. Tyvm aaron

Do not under estimate this course wether you're new or seasoned. You'll learn something, no question.

Brayden Hickey
Very helpful

Very understandable and helped me do a lot of new things. 100% suggest giving up the time to watch them

Taisiia Kotova

Skateboarding Made Simple Volume 0: Pre-Basics (Free Digital Download)

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Our purpose here at Braille Skateboarding is to inspire, motivate and teach the world to skateboard. We believe that anyone can and should skateboard regardless of age, color, body shape or size.

Here at Braille we want everyone to feel like they can progress on their board and learn to skate! That’s the basis that Braille is built off of and we won’t stop until skateboarding is the most popular sport in the