While there’s a long list of advanced skateboarding tips, you need to get thorough with the basic ones before you move on to them. Remember that it is these basic tricks that help you develop the right mindset to perform the more advanced tricks.
With that said, here’s a look at some of the basic but highly useful tricks for skateboarding beginners.
This is one of those foundation tricks that you will need to learn for performing more advanced skateboarding tricks. Basically, it involves going from wall to wall on the ramp, while pumping the transition to ensure enough speed is generated to keep you going.
You need to start with pushing yourself to keep moving between the two ends of the ramp. However, to do this, you need to roll up and pump the transition.
You would have to push yourself a few times, and practice rolling up and pumping to keep going on the ramp. This sounds simple, but may need a lot of practice before you start doing it properly (and without falling off every now and then).
This is a little scary but probably one of the most important tricks you need to learn. It actually comes down to the commitment you show while practicing this trick, as if you don’t have faith in the trick, you may end up pulling out half-way and getting wiped out.
That being said, you need to make sure the tail of your skateboard is on the top of the coping. You need to keep your back foot on the tail with your front foot on the front part of the board, and make sure you’re in a comfortable riding position.
You also need to ensure that your weight is on the back foot, before leaning forward and pushing your front foot down to get into the transition.
Carving is all about the flow, control and maintaining the speed. You can carve into and out of corners easily, but it’s imperative to know how to turn, roll and pump before you can actually start carving. Being able to drop in and kickturn may also help, but isn’t necessary.
While the things you need to do to carve may differ on what exactly you’re trying to carve (such as a flat wall or corners), there’s a basic rule we would like to share with you.
You may simply want to pick a line and figure out the path you will be following.
To do this, you may want to first observe other skaters and learn how they pick their line and path.
Picking different paths may bring about different results, with some giving you speed, and some others making you launch into the air.