Beginning Skateboarding

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How do you push off on a skateboard?

Beginning Skateboarding

Any beginner must learn to ride on their skateboard before attempting any tricks. So its important to practice moving for a while. Here's how – place your front foot on the board over the front truck bolts.

Push yourself forward with your back foot placing most of your weight over your front foot. Then place your back foot on the board near the tail and coast. While pushing you should be facing forward, but while coasting you can turn both your body and feet to the side for stability.



8/4/2006 12:53:06 AM
winnie harvey said:

i recon this tp would be very use ful for me because i am just a begginner

8/14/2006 7:31:51 PM
mmm said:

very good tip

9/9/2006 6:27:24 PM
Samantha said:

get a cheap skateboard first until you get the hang of it and learn tricks, then get one a little more expensive.

10/16/2006 11:22:31 PM
2cool4u said:

its the best ever

11/5/2006 3:38:27 AM
hjsfdl vgfhjsbvskhf said:

this is a gr8 help

12/29/2006 8:33:36 AM
Artemis said:


3/15/2007 5:23:43 AM
Random said:

im just startin out so i could use all the help i can get so if u can help me out ne1 my email adres is

4/7/2007 7:21:03 AM
fhghjfg said:

cool helped me. worked for me

4/11/2007 3:26:14 PM
Emilybegin said:

good starting tip it was useful to me :)

4/13/2007 5:09:36 PM
lalala said:

im gonna go try!

5/5/2007 8:38:56 AM
nin@ said:

honestly this tip is ok ive been skating 4 a few months n wat the main thing is is balance, wen first getting a skateboard the tip said u put ur foot in front of the truck bolts n etc etc. but u just have to find ur stae of balance, n get used to it in where u can basically dance on the skateboard without falling hehe n then when u get the hang of that, start movin! i hope this helps a little :]

5/9/2007 12:07:27 PM
dumbo said:

no help at all

5/20/2007 2:41:53 PM
ashley said:

This is a great tip for beginers, because alot of beginers when they first start out want to go staight to kickflips and rail grinding but dont understand that they need to be patient and practice the basics of skateboarding. Great Tip!

6/10/2007 1:23:10 AM
dboy said:

this is can push with your front foot on the front bolts or on the back bolts.oh and dont believe anything you read about skateboarding because ive read it all and Ive only found 1 website ever that told how to do 1 trick right.It was only right about the kickflip.

6/25/2007 1:59:38 AM
fish stick said:

good tip ill keep that in mind

6/27/2007 8:31:51 AM
Sum1 said:

this will help me and mi buddeh learn 2 board gr8 help l8r i m dun

6/30/2007 12:02:31 PM
zaina said:

i alrdy no how to sk8 brd bt i only no how to do a 90, 180 , and a 270 , i nd help on trks.

7/1/2007 8:25:56 PM
Simon said:

It is perfect if photos or pictures are provided for description.

8/2/2007 8:25:27 AM
billy bob jo bob said:

yep. this is a goodone.

9/3/2007 9:26:18 PM
skateboards4life said:

i didnt use this but it can be useful for my friends.

9/15/2007 12:27:00 AM
Sophia said:

I skate goofy...any specific tips?

10/29/2007 7:29:28 AM
Galganoth said:

Overall this site is just "OK" nothing big deal.

11/1/2007 5:09:56 PM
lahir said:

if evrybody tries this tip
some of them may break
their body parts!

11/12/2007 12:42:32 PM
sk8terdude said:

This is such a KOOL tip it helped me out alot

12/1/2007 8:31:47 AM
London Behrens said:

this is how you do it.


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