Beginner’s Guide to Skateboarding: Tips from SkateBird Pros

Beginner’s Guide to Skateboarding: Tips from SkateBird Pros

The origins of skateboarding can be traced back to street culture, where it evolved into one of the most popular sports and hobbies. It not only brings excitement but also a sense of personal achievement. If you're new to skateboarding, getting started may seem overwhelming. However, with proper guidance, any beginner can become a skilled skateboarder. Take a dive into our comprehensive beginners’ guide, which includes valuable insights from experienced professionals in the SkateBird community.

  1. Selecting Your First Skateboard

Before attempting your ollie, it's crucial to choose the right skateboard. Skateboards come in sizes and designs, and beginners often find wider boards more stable. Don't feel the need to spend much on your initial board because, as you progress, your preferences may change.

  1. Prioritize Safety

Before stepping onto the board, prioritize safety by wearing gear such as helmets, elbow pads, and knee pads. Remember that every professional skater today was once a beginner who took falls but remained protected by wearing the proper gear.

  1. Mastering the Basics: Stance and Balance

Skateboarding has two stances; "regular" (left foot forward) and "goofy" (right foot forward). Determine which stance feels more natural for you. Start in an open area, gently pushing off to get a sense of how the board responds to your movements. Your main focus should be finding a balance.

  1. Mastering Stopping

Once you feel comfortable gliding, practice making turns by shifting your weight to your toes or heels. When it comes to stopping, the easiest method for beginners is using the foot brake:  lower your back foot and drag it along the board until you come to a stop.

  1. Falling with Grace

It may sound strange. Learning how to fall properly can help prevent serious injuries. Always try to fall using your arms as a shield, and if possible, roll with the fall. This technique reduces the risk of getting hurt.

  1. Regular Practice

Skateboarding relies on muscle memory. Make sure to dedicate time for practice, even if it's just a few minutes each day. Consistency is key when aiming for mastery.

  1. Engaging with a Community

Joining a community like SkateBird can greatly enhance your learning journey. By being part of this community, you'll have the opportunity to observe individuals, learn from them, and receive real-time feedback and helpful advice.

How SkateBird Elevates Your Learning Experience

Skateboarding can be challenging without guidance, but it is also incredibly liberating. At SkateBird, we are passionate about sharing experiences that will make your skateboarding journey enjoyable and build confidence.

Our Skateboard Supercross Academy (SBSX) has a designed curriculum that caters to individuals of all ages, taking them from the basics to advanced maneuvers. Our methodology is proven, with thousands of students worldwide ensuring progress.

At SkateBird we prioritize the expertise of our instructors. Each one undergoes rigorous certification to ensure they can effectively transmit their skating skills and provide guidance.

If you are unsure where to begin your skateboarding journey, join our trial classes! These classes are held every Sunday and Monday to introduce beginners to the fundamentals of skateboarding and teach park etiquette. Afterward, our coaches will suggest suitable classes for each person.

Safety is paramount to us. We prioritize the well-being of beginners by providing gear during all trial classes. This way, newcomers can grasp the intricacies of skateboarding without compromising their safety.

To all the individuals eager to explore this captivating realm, keep in mind that each setback and tumble serves as a valuable opportunity for growth. Through perseverance, you will not only become skilled, on the skateboard but also discover a remarkable sense of liberation and self-expression. Contact us at (305)-603-8015 to learn more about our Skate lessons. Keep riding!