How to Learn to Skateboard by Yourself, the Ultimate Guide

Disclaimer: Lillie received a skateboard for the purpose of this article. All words and opinions are our own.

Skateboarding is a popular sport that is enjoyed by people of all ages. Some people jump straight on a board and try to learn it on their own, while others may get professional help from an instructor. In this article, we will provide you with some helpful tips and tricks on how to get started with skateboarding.

The Benefits Of Skating Alone

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The first point to make is that skating alone should not discourage anyone from skating at all. It can seem like a daunting task, but it also provides freedom and the opportunity for growth and development. Skaters should not let other people take advantage of their skills – they are strong in their own right.

Lillie has been following skateboarders online for a while now and wanted to give it a go for herself. She has the Speed Demons Bandana Complete Skateboard in white from Skates.co.uk.

How To Start Learning To Skateboard On Your Own

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Skateboarding has become one of the most popular extreme sports in the world. However, not everyone can afford to take lessons from a professional skateboarder. This guide will show you how to learn skateboarding on your own with some simple tips and tricks.

Get Started With The Basics

If you are new to skateboarding, start off by learning the basics. You can do this by watching videos of people who know what they are doing and practising their moves in your driveway or some other smooth flat surface like an empty car park or sports area (ensure you avoid anywhere crowded). Be mindful to clear your path of any stones or twigs that will throw you off your board.

2. Skateboarding Wrist Guards And Knee Pads Required!

Skateboarding wrist guards and knee pads are the critical protection needed to help prevent injury. There are several factors that you’ll need to consider when it comes to buying your skater guards and knee pads, such as weight, height, environment, and what is deemed appropriate for their age.

3. Day One – Getting Started

Spend your first day only practising how to stay on the skateboard, learn your balance and do short pushes and runs to see if you can stay on. Over time as your balance improves you will learn how to control the skateboard using your feet and weight distribution.

Choosing The Right Board For Beginners

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Choosing the right skateboard for beginners can be overwhelming. There are so many options available to choose from. But, do you know about the complete skateboard kits?

Complete Skateboard Kits

Complete skateboard kits are customized sets that will not only include a board but also trucks, bearings, wheels and other necessary components that are needed to fully assemble a skateboard. This means that you will get everything you need in one kit.

There are different types of complete skateboard kits available today from brands such as speed demon, anti-hero and Madd or you can buy a Complete Skateboard pre-built.

Cruiser

Cruiser boards are usually 7-10 inches wide, with smaller wheels that provide low rolling resistance, making them easier to push around; cruisers are often used by beginners because they’re easy to manoeuvre. They’re also good for adults who want to cruise around town at low speeds without too much effort.

Longboard

A longboard is typically larger than a cruiser and it has large wheels; this type of skateboard is best for cruising at high speeds on even surfaces because the long wheelbase provides stability and control.

Choose the correct footwear

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Skateboarders have many different preferences when it comes to the skateboard shoes they wear. However, one thing is for sure – the shoe needs to have a flat and flexible sole. This will help absorb any impact that is caused by jumping or landing on the ground and prevent injuries to your heel.

Once you get going you will love it, Skateboarding is a fun sport that even made it to the Olympics for the first time this year. Just remember, start out slow and take your time!

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16 Comments

  • Stephanie

    October 4 at 12:27 am

    Skateboarding was one thing I could never get the hang of. My older son is asking about it so this is so helpful since I don’t know anything about it. I was more of a rollerblader 🙂

  • Laura le Roux

    October 4 at 4:34 am

    That is a very awesome skateboard! My kids tried it a while ago but it never stuck – lol I think because it was hard in the beginning.

    1. Sabina Green

      October 14 at 5:53 pm

      Some people just have the ability to jump on and do it hey 🙂

  • Rosey

    October 5 at 2:57 am

    I have two kids in the family who love to skateboard. One of them is grown. 😉

    1. Sabina Green

      October 14 at 5:53 pm

      It’s such a fun sport to watch and take part in.

  • Jupiter Hadley

    October 5 at 6:39 am

    What a beautiful skateboard! When I was a kid I tried to skateboard, but after a lot of falls, I gave up!

    1. Sabina Green

      October 14 at 5:52 pm

      It is gorgeous isn’t it? I would have chosen one like this for me too x

  • Monica Y

    October 5 at 1:17 pm

    I might be too old for this, but it sure looks like fun, maybe I will try the super easy flat skating around the neighborhood

    1. Sabina Green

      October 14 at 5:52 pm

      Never too old 😉

  • Sondra Barker

    October 5 at 7:32 pm

    I’m going to have to keep this article in mind should I ever decide to take up skateboarding. There are so many helpful tips!

    1. Sabina Green

      October 14 at 5:51 pm

      Thank you, I’m pleased you like it 🙂

  • Mosaic Tiles

    October 5 at 10:58 pm

    Amazing tips!!! I used to skateboard years ago, I do need a refresher! This is amazing, thank you so much.

    1. Sabina Green

      October 14 at 5:51 pm

      Oh yes definitely get back on your board 😉

  • Lily

    October 7 at 8:41 am

    I am very intimidated by skateboarding. I definitely think you should learn this when you are younger and fearless.

  • Archana Singh

    October 13 at 4:04 am

    Great tips! I wish I had seen this post when I was a kid. I love skateboarding but don’t know how to do it.

    1. Sabina Green

      October 14 at 5:13 pm

      I am always in awe of the kids, I plan to surprise them one day by learning myself 🙂

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