How To Do Non-Moving Skateboard Tricks
Need to know how to do non-moving skateboard tricks? Whether you are just learning how to skateboard or want to know easier ways to learn tricks, knowing some non-moving skateboard tricks will help you out. Sometimes performing moving skateboard tricks can be difficult because the skateboard is moving and can be intimidating or just not feel right. A good non-moving skateboard trick to start off with is the most basic of skateboard tricks, the "ollie."
- Take your skateboard and place it on the lawn with the grip tape up. Placing your skateboard into dirt or sand are good ways to keep your skateboard still but can have damaging effects on your bearings. Make sure you have permission to be on the lawn before doing this.
- Step onto the skateboard. Place one foot slightly behind the nose-end trucks or above the screws, and place the other foot on the tail of the skateboard. If you feel more comfortable in the "regular" stance, you will place your left foot closest to the nose and your right foot will be placed on the tail. If you feel more comfortable in the "goofy" stance, your right foot will be closest to the nose and your left foot will be on the tail.
- Simultaneously push down the tail-end of the skateboard while jumping and sliding your other foot from just behind the front screws up to the nose. The flip in the nose will stop your foot from sliding any further and level the skateboard under you in the air. Your knees should be bent with your thighs parallel to the ground. If your skateboard is coming up at a 45-degree angle and staying that way through to the landing, you most likely aren't sliding your foot up to the tip of the nose. Getting the foot to slide up to the nose is important since this will level the skateboard off and keep it evenly under your body.
- When you are coming down from the air, keep your knees slightly bent. Your skateboard deck should be under your feet the whole way down. When you land, your feet should be placed on the screws of the deck.
Don't expect to get it right the first time. Practice makes perfect.