A Beginners Guide to Skateboarding Tricks: Part 1
Sure, your new skateboard looks great leaning against the wall and under your arm as you walk around, but the real fun starts when you ride that thing. So strap on your safety gear cause the time has come to learn some tricks.
The fastest way to build up a decent bag of tricks is to construct a solid foundation of basics to slowly build upon. Comfort, style, and finesse come with experience and muscle memory, and that comes with repetition. Some tricks will come easier than others, some you won’t ever land at all, but we promise that once you have the fundamentals down the process of learning can be as much fun as the process of landing.
Keep in mind that intentionally standing on a rolling plank is not natural. The human instinct is to keep your feet safely on non-moving ground. A lot of success in skateboarding lies within habituating your mind as well as your body to feel comfortable landing on your moving skateboard. It is also why staying calm and relaxed can be crucial toward your progression.
With all that in mind, get ready for a lot of fun and fulfillment. You also might want to check out our Skateboard Buyer's Guide or Skate Terminology Guide if you get a little lost in the lingo here. We’ll cover some of the basics.