Jul 02 , 2018
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SKATEBOARDING SKILLS FOR BEGINNERS
Where did skateboarding come from?
Where better to start our introduction to skateboarding than the very beginning? When a group of San Francisco surfers got bored over a slow 1950s summer they nailed wooden planks to roller-skate wheels. Little did they know they were creating a whole new sport. The surfers were looking to replicate the sea′s waves on dry land. What they created was skateboarding - a sport that is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world.
The popularity of skateboarding has seen glorious peaks and horrendous lows since the early days but is currently basking in its 'Golden Age'. Skateboarding is arguably is at its most popular, with events such as the 'X Games' and 'Gravity Games', the 'Tony Hawk' series of video games and the improvement in skateboard technologies all contributing to improve the profile and image of a brilliant sport.
Who can enjoy skateboarding?
Anyone can enjoy skateboarding. It’s not just for kids! If you’ve never skated before, give it a try. We have a comprehensive guide for skateboarding beginners. Take skateboarding seriously, practice hard, stay safe and we believe you will love it.
Feeling inspired? Here’s some of the basics to help get your started, looking at your stance, rolling, tick-tacking, pushing, stopping and for good measure, your first trick.
First thing you need to know when it comes to the basics of skateboarding is your most comfortable stance. Try standing on your board and imagine you’re traveling forward, does it feel right? If you’re most comfortable with your left foot at the front of the board, your stance is regular, if you’re more comfortable right foot-first your stance is called 'goofy'. It makes no difference what your stance is and it is completely your preference as to whether you are regular or goofy. Don’t be put off if people call you goofy, it’s not supposed to be offensive!
Rolling and tic-tacking
Once your stance is sorted you can try rolling. We find the best way to gain momentum for skateboarding beginners is to tic-tac. Tic-tacking is where you use you place a little weight over the back wheels, raising the front wheels slightly off the ground and using your hips to tap the wheels to the left and right. You will feel like you’re doing a hula-hoop move and, hopefully, start moving forward.
When you’re comfortable with standing on your board while it’s moving and you want to go a bit faster you can try pushing. The best way to push is using your back leg. To push safely keep your front foot near the front truck bolts and pointing forward, plant your back foot on the floor and push your body forward, you should start rolling faster.
One very important aspect of the basics of skateboarding is a simple one - knowing how to stop! There are two ways we recommend for beginners, first of all you can stop by putting one foot on the floor, in the same manner as you did for pushing. The other is to put most of your weight over the back kick-tail, scraping the board on the floor, bringing you to a stand still. After you can comfortably roll, turn and stop you’re basically there. It won’t be long before you get more confident and can start bringing in interesting techniques and basic tricks.
The final step in the basics of skateboarding is learning some tricks. For a great starter trick try learning to 'manual'. This trick is really simple and a great way to start but if you can learn to hold it you can later integrate the more advanced tricks you learn for combinations. To 'manual' put pressure on the back kick-tail of your board until the front lifts off the ground and you are riding on only two wheels. Sounds simple but the tricky part is trying to hold the manual for as long as possible whilst moving without touching the back of your board down.
SKATEBOARDING GEAR GUIDE
Right. Where to start? Firstly, you won’t be able to do the famous Tony Hawk 900° on a half-pipe the first time you step on a board. It takes a lot of practice, but as we all know, practice makes perfect, but you’ll only get there if you start with the right gear.
If you’re serious about trying skateboarding we recommend you get a proper board, that plank you saw on ebay with a Disney character on it will probably do more harm than good! We recommend visiting a specialist skate shop where the staff know what they’re talking about.
The most important piece of skateboarding question is - yep, you guessed it - the skateboard itself. A good skateboard consists of a number of individual parts, first there’s the deck, this is the piece of wood you stand on. The length of the deck can vary massively from mini-size to long-board. For those starting out we recommend the standard 32in (81cm) board that has two raised parts at each end of the deck (these are known as 'kick-tails'). On top of the deck ensure there is grip tape, this is the black sandpaper-like material that provides grip for your feet, so you don't fall off so easily.
Attached to the deck, by bolts, comes two metal trucks, these are the axles of your board that allow you to turn the skateboard when you're rolling. Trucks can come in a range of sizes and can be tightened or loosened to give reduced or increased ranges of movement. For beginners we recommend a tighter truck, just so you’re not wobbling all over the place to start with. Attached to the ends of each truck lie the bearings. Bearings are what allow the wheels on the board to turn easier, the higher the 'Abec' rating the smoother the ride.
Around the bearings come the actual wheels. Wheels can vary in size with smaller wheels being better for small areas and technical skating and larger wheels better for cruising and going fast. We recommend beginners start in the mid-ground of around 55 to 60mm (2.1-2.3 inches) wide wheels.
Shoes for skateboarding
Shoes are important for skateboarding, you won’t get very far starting off in flip-flops. We recommend a flat based shoe with plenty of cushioning and protection around the ankle. If you're planning on doing tricks expect your ankles to take a lot of punishment so buying suitable shoes will save you a lot of pain in the future!
Your safety is paramount. It may not be the coolest accessory in the world, but safety equipment will save you from a lot of grief and pain. When you start off skateboarding you will expect to fall off a few times so wear protective knee-pads, elbow pads, wrist-guards and a helmet.
The skateboarding environment
As well as your skateboarding equipment, where and when you skate will have a big influence on how safe you will be. Try to find a recognised skate-park in your local area, this will provide you with the right surface to skate on. Only skate when the weather permits, if it’s raining heavily or snowing don’t try skating, your wheels can can slip, the grip tape will stop working and you will fall off, and nobody wants that!