How to ride skate, beginners
Everyone has to start somewhere. If you want to learn a good time but do not know how to do an ollie, you are in the right place. Here you will learn to get the right equipment to learn how to skate, to stand on skateboard, to ride comfortably without crashing and some useful tips to keep your skateboard off your feet and, of course, to ride a skateboard. Read step 1 for more information.
Get the equipment
1. Get a skate that suits your interests
There are several styles and brands of skateboard for all levels of experience and interests. Visit a local skate shop to have a look and for more experienced skaters to advise you which skates is more appropriate according to your size and preferences:
- Longboarding is good for speed and easy to maneuver. If you are interested in something just to climb and move or something to go from place to place, a longboard is definitely what you are looking for. These are not good for tricks, so you are interested in doing an ollie, a longboard is not the best option.
- Classic skates are what you think when you say “skate”. With wavy ends perfect for tricks with kicks and jumps and a smooth and easy maneuverability. These skates are excellent for riding at fast speeds. If you are a beginner, it will cost you a little more practice to balance yourself in this skateboard. If you finally want to ride in a half pipe, this skate is great for you.
- Custom skates the weapons and joins yourself with the basic tools. Usually, the most advanced and experienced skaters customize their wheels, axles, bearings and their own skates with different options available. You probably do not personalize your skateboard, if you are just starting out.
2. Make sure your skid is properly armed for a beginner
You will not need to have a child too curved or loose shafts if you are just getting started. While these types of features may be good for tricks, it is harder to keep your foot on one of these skates so it is unlikely that your feet will remain glued to the skateboard. It is advisable to use a relatively flat skate with tight axles to learn a skateboard ride.
3. Get a pair of good skate shoes
Trying to ride a skateboard with boots or sandals is a good way to hurt or twist your ankle. Skating feet have a special sole to skate and skate for both protection and riding. Vans, Airwalk and Etnie are brands of skateboard sneakers, although several brands of sneakers are making perfect running shoes for skateboarding.
- If you can not find a brand of skateboard slippers in particular, you need it on a flat sole. Avoid common textured soles such as tennis shoes or running shoes. It is recommended to use a sole such as those of nautical shoes; A smooth, flat sole.
4. Always wear protective gear and a helmet
It is very important that you have a skateboard helmet that has a smooth surface and an adjustable chin strap to protect your head. You are likely to fall on several occasions, so it is very important that you take care of your safety and wear a helmet. Everything included very well.
- The knee pads, wristbands and elbow pads are also part of a basic protective equipment, they are especially attractive. When you feel more comfortable on the skateboard, you probably do not have to use all this protection every time you want to skate. However, every time he is learning a new trick and especially when he recently learned to stop on skateboarding.
- It is not foolish to avoid costly trips to the emergency room, especially when you are starting to skate. Do not let anyone say that the “real skaters” do not wear protective gear or use them in the immature, stupid or absurd.
5. Find a good place to skate
The ideal is to find a flat concrete floor without many bumps or cracks that hinder you when you are learning to move forward with skateboarding. Over time, you will be able to skate on uneven surfaces safely but it is easier to learn in a parking lot or at the entrance of a carport, which are mostly flat and even surfaces.
- Unfortunately, it is increasingly difficult to find places that allow skaters because of the unfair reputation that skateboarding has in some villages. Do not be a skater who gives a bad reputation to those who do respect the laws: make sure you have permission to skate when you are doing it and avoid invading properties that do not belong to you.