How To Skate On A Skateboard For Beginners
On this page we are going to talk about skating on a skateboard. This guide has been put together for those who have never stood on a skateboard in their life. I am not going to walk you through any sort of tricks on this page. After all; you can’t perform a single trick if you can’t stay on the skateboard, right? Well; let’s take a little look at you getting started, shall we?
The first thing that you are going to need to think about when you are getting started on a skateboard is your ‘stance’ and the foot that you use to push off. There are three stances. You should choose the one that feels most comfortable for you. They all perform in the same way, although you may find one easier than the other two:
• Regular Foot: Your left foot will be at the front of the board and will be the one you use to control. Your right foot will push you off and keep the momentum going when you are on your skateboard.
• Goofy Foot: This is where the feet are reversed. Your right foot will control and your left foot will push off.
• Mongo Foot: The majority of skateboarders will not find this a comfortable stance. You will be kicking off and controlling with your front foot (normally the right one). It can be very difficult to get this stance right to begin with and thus it is fine if you use either regular or goofy.http://skateboard.sg/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
Once you have sorted out your stance it is time to push off. This is easy to do. All you need to do is sweep your push off foot along the floor. Make it one large swoop as opposed to short, stabbing ones (which is what many new people do). It will give you a whole lot more control over the skateboard. I promise you.
Remember; your riding position should be both feet sideways. The back foot should be at the back of the board. The right foot should be ever so slightly behind the front truck (i.e. the wheels). You are going to be a whole lot more stable on the board if you try and hold this position. It will also be a lot easier to perform tricks when the time comes if you maintain this stance.
Your goal is to then try and stay on the skateboard. This is a whole lot more difficult than it may seem at the start. Once you have the balance right now; I promise you that it will be a whole lot easier to perform tricks if you can get the balance on the skateboard right. Try to adjust your position regularly until you find something that is a little bit more comfortable for you to use.
Once you have mastered the riding in a straight line part, you can also start to learn how to control the board and move around corners. All you need to do is lean into the direction you want to go and you should be ‘good to go’.