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The Basics You Need To Know About Skateboarding Before You Get Started

Feb 10, 2008
Skateboarding is one of the most popular sports of today; most of younger skateboarders are all under the age of 18 and over 12 million people world wide skateboard. With todays up and coming younger generation we have a lot of younger and good people that are trying to get into the sport of skateboarding.

If you are a person that would like to start trying to skateboard then you should read the next few lines to see if it is a sport that you would like to try out.

Before you start falling like crazy and trying to drop in on some ramps you are going to need just a few quick and simple things. You are going to need pads, you will need elbow pads, a good helmet, and knee pads and maybe some wrist guards but if you don't fall all that much you should be good on the wrist guards for now.

Most kids disregard the fact that skateboarding is a dangerous sport and can hurt you. Most kids will not wear pads when they go skateboarding because they think that they alter their performances when they skateboard but obviously that isn't true because you always see pro skateboarder wearing pads whenever you watch the x games on TV. You will always see someone wearing pads if they are a smart skateboarder.

After you have put on your pads and you either bought them already or are putting them on or you are still trying to find a good pair of pads you will want to find a good skateboard for yourself to ride and start to learn on. Skateboards come in all shapes and sizes. You will see all kinds of different skateboards that you may like but there is only one good one that is for you since you can only use one skateboard at a time.

Before you start falling and hurting yourself out on the streets you will need to get used to your skateboard so you don't embarrass yourself that much and bad.

The other very important thing that you should take to mind before you start to skateboard is how you are going to want your stance when you are skateboarding. You either want your left foot first which means you are a regular foot, or you either want your right foot first which means that you are a goofy foot. If you use your back feet instead and use one foot to put on the back of the tail and the other to push and you push then put a foot in front of the back foot you are a mongo stance.

You will just need to get used to the feeling of using a skateboard and try to not hurt yourself to bad while you are getting down all the basic tricks and things like that. If you still need help I am pretty sure that you can find some help on some videos.
About the Author
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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