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Are You Up On All Of These Skateboarding Tricks?

Feb 10, 2008
Skateboarding is one of those sports where you need to learn and be able to do a lot of tricks or you just are not going to make it very far in the skateboarding industry. You need to be able to land all the tricks that you can do as well as execute them.

Aerials are the types of tricks you do on a half pip or a quarter pipe or maybe even a little kicker ramp so get high up in the air. You will want to get a lot of speed so you can hit a good transition and get off the wood and into the air. You will want to learn how to do these tricks on a half pipe or quarter pipe before you start trying to be a pro.

The Ollie is the first trick that anyone should learn when they are trying to learn to skateboard. You are going to have both of your feet not to far apart when you are setting up for this trick. You will have your back foot on the tail and your front foot slightly in the middle of the board or 4 inches before the screws in front of your front foot. This way you will have enough time to pop the deck and slide your front foot up to get the ollie down.

Flips tricks come as you get better you will want to try to flip the board after you have learned the Ollie. After you can Ollie about a foot or two you will want to try to start kicking your foot out when you slide your front foot forward. This way when you are doing your Ollie, you just slide your foot up and out to start learning flip tricks. After you have learned some of these you are probably getting pretty good.

You will do grabs whenever you do a big air on a half pipe or quarter pipe. All you do is get your air off the transition and then grab your board when you get air. It is the easiest trick to do because you are just in the air holding the board. There are grabs called indys, roastbeefs, stalefish, Japan air, there are all kinds of names for grab tricks when you are in the air. You just need to learn how to get air before you can even start learning these tricks. You can also do these tricks on a kicker or launch ramp.

The grind is another basic trick I think you just start on a mini half pipe and use the coping at the top which is the metal and you just try to grind and grind the metal with the trucks of your skateboard.

Slides are tricks which you use a metal rail to slide your skateboard across while still being on the skateboard and sliding on the rail. These tricks are going to be harder then you think and you might hurt yourself or at least fall several times before you try sliding wood on metal.
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Gregg Hall is an author living with his 18 year old son in Jensen Beach, Florida. Find more about skateboarding as well as a skateboard gear at http://www.nsearch.com
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