5 Skateboarding Tricks for Beginners
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Before we start talking about tricks, we must have one thing clear: the first thing we must be able to do is to move freely on the board. That will be our first small goal, to move within a radius of several meters being able to turn and propel ourselves comfortably. The secret to achieve this is practice and perseverance. Courage, you can do it!
Remember that there are two stances depending on the placement of your front foot. If you have any doubts, check out our article: How to know if you are a Goofy or Regular Skateboarder? Once you have it, let's get started:
Now that we have the position, let's jump, never better said, to practice. We can learn it with a tutorial by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. -Know the 9 curiosities of the legendary Tony Hawk.
2. Shove-it: Many people can iron this trick before the Ollie. You could be one of them, too. The success of the trick lies in confidence and the back foot. We're looking for a 180-front turn from the board like the one we just saw.
As San Francisco skateboarder Aaron Kyro says the secret to learning a shove-it is to do it without pop. That is, you don't need to chop, unlike the Ollie. Another technique that can help you is to practice it with a board without axles or fakie, as the inertia itself makes it easier to turn.
Here you have a good tutorial to learn it:
3. Drop-in: It is not really a trick, but it is something that will encourage you to stay motivated and progress in your skateboarding learning.
If you go to a skatepark, one of the things that will probably catch your attention are the ramps and inclined planes. Well, we will have to locate the smallest ramp and get down it alone. Our little tip:
start with the weight on the back foot and transfer it to the front foot with a sharp kick. Practice this movement flat and remember that the shoulders must always accompany you, as in this sequence.
One way to gain confidence is to have someone else hold your hands while you perform the descent. This will save you a few falls and you will soon be able to do the drop.
Follow this tutorial to learn how to do the drop-in:
The theory is in this article, but the practice is in your legs and your skateboard. Remember that the learning process is long, and the tricks are not 'easy'. So don't give up, enjoy every skate and if it's in good company, all the better.
Ah! And don't forget to browse our Longboards USA page to find other tricks that will help you every day to improve and absorb a lot of information about skateboarding or longboarding: the best sports in the world, only for enthusiasts!