Alright there are a couple things you need to know before you get started skateboarding. You need to know the basic tricks and you need to know how you stand on the board. The first thing you need to know about skateboarding is how to ollie. The ollie is the starting point of almost every skateboarding trick there is. You do an ollie by slamming the tail of your board down onto the ground with your back foot, while at the same time jumping up in the air and sliding your front foot forward to level out your board.
The next thing you need to know is how to a backside trick. Backside is where your back is turned towards the ramp or object that you are doing a trick on. The next thing is the front side. The front side is where your facing the ramp or object that your getting ready to do a trick on. Alright, the next thing you need to know is difference between fakie and switch. Fakie is where you are skating backwards, your skating in your normal stance, but the board is moving backwards. And switch is where your riding opposite the way you would normally skate, like if you skate regular and your riding with your right foot in front.
The next thing is you need to know the difference between stances, there is regular stance, and there is goofy. Regular stance is where you skate with your left foot in front, and goofy is where you skate with your right foot in front. Next you need to know about grinding. Grinding is where your slide either one or both of your trucks on a ramp, rail, or curb, it doesn’t matter what the object is. Alright next thing is the nollie, Kind of like an ollie only backwards. With an ollie you use the nose of the board and your front foot, instead of with an ollie and you use the tail and back foot. OK, the next thing you need to know is never do the mongo push, the mongo push is where you take your front foot of the board and use it to push yourself along. This is a bad idea because when you take your front foot of the board you loose balance and it can cause your to wreck.
Next thing is you need to know how to manual. A manual is where you lift either the front truck or the back truck off the ground a little and balance on the other. Next you need to know what a board slide is. A board slide is basically a grind but you don’t use your trucks. You use the middle of your board to slide across objects. Alright that is the basics you need to know to get you started. So get out there and have fun!