How to Improve at Skateboarding

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Most skaters want to be really good like a pro. This is a great goal and is hard to achieve.

Steps

  1. Start off with some easy tricks, manuals, ollies, and shuvits. Gradually move on to harder tricks combining the basic tricks. Like 180 ollies. It is an ollie with a turn.
  2. When starting a new trick, try doing them in the grass to get used to how it is like and build confidence. Once confident enough, land on the pavement.
  3. Commit! This is the most important thing of all. Do not be scared. This will most likely make you fall. Instead, think about landing it. This will help.
  4. Remember to practice. Try to land a trick most of the time. Like do not be able to kickflip 1 out of 50 tries. Try landing it about 75% of the time before trying a new trick.

Tips

  • Skating is a great sport to get into and get better at, it could earn you big bucks in the long run if you are good enough, so work at it to be a better skater.
  • Skaters have good balance, so try and maintain a good stance on the skateboard-you do not want to fall off and make a fool of yourself/hurt yourself.
  • If you have just started skateboarding it is recommended to wear protection at first until you get good enough. So wear elbow pads and a helmet - you may look at bit of a geek but you will look more of a geek if you are falling off and grazing all your knees.
  • If your panting and gasping for breath a lot,then try to get more practice in-but do not overdo it. Try having a fruit or a nutrition bar and drink lots of water before skating. Eating healthier can definitely improve your stanima/strength.
  • Remember to tighten your trucks when they are loose. This can help a lot, but do not tighten them too much.
  • Reading tips will help you, but you will not improve until you practice. Skating is hard and takes hours upon hours of practice to get good at. Be patient, try tricks over and over until you can land them consistent.

Warnings

  • Start off small at first. There is a much higher chance of getting injured if you attempt tricks far beyond your skill level.

Things You Will Need

  • A Skateboard
  • Skateboarding equipment
  • MOTIVATION
  • PATIENCE (Not landing a trick could be very frustrating, I learned from one of my friends who has broken a few boards or 5 from frustration).

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