Just started skateboarding, at age 19.Anyone got any tips? Not planning on learning tricks anytime soon, just trying to move around first. Had a rough brake attempt and now my leg hurts like a bitch.
>>86475don't overdo it at first or you will be sore all the time, limiting the amount of days you can actually skate without pain. short sessions everyday are way better than long sessions a couple times a week. consistently skating daily will make you progress very fast.
>>86475Beginner skater here cute board :3 Try learning on the grass. That's what I did the other day. Now I can move on my board without having to get down. It helps with balance I think.
>>86475practice rolling and breakfalls, you want those skills for when you have to eat shit
>>86480This is good adviceRoll when you fallOtherwise idk how to Ollie even but carving super fast downhill is still fun even if you do fall
>>86475This >>86479. Also if you want to learn something look it up on the internet or ask someone at your local sk8park. Oh and have fun, that's the most important part.
>>86475Bought my first board at 22 now I'm 26 and trying to get back into it. Never think you're too old to skateboard, just go out and do it. That's the only advice I can give that's worth a shit because I'm still beginner level.
The best skater of all time practiced in the barn with full padding because his father forced him to ...Rodney Mullen
Try and keep your butt over your heels. This is what people mean when they say bend your knees. Push with the back foot. Continue trying different ways of standing and pushing and riding until you know what feels comfy and then practice that until it feels natural.
get extremely good at pushing and riding before doing trick, not being ironic when I say extreme. Your tricks will look nice after doing this
>>86475learn how to fall, and use protective gear
>>86475dont be afraid to push mongo if its comfy
>>86475That deck is so cute UwU
>>86475Wear a helmet
>>86475do leg warmup before every session or you'll murder your knees and hips in one summer
>>90371Meow Skateboards decks are nice
>>86475Just have fun! :3
>>90615what should I do as a leg warmup? i pull my thighs out a lot like the outer front side of them... also my knees sometimes hurt too. is that due to not warming them up?
>>90371>>90623Meow is a feminism/lesbian brand
>>91179some of the riders are but it's just a decent biological female brand
>>86475master the ollie. the most important skill. after that it's gonna be easy to do tricks but you really have to master it.
When I was about 12 I tried to grind down a rail despite not being able to even do an ollie. I crashed into the flowerbed on the other side of the rail, injured my foot and shat myself as I fell. The girl I tried to impress went home and avoided me ever since. My mom also forbade me from skating. I'm 32 now, should I start again? Mind you I'm clumsy and have a drinking problem but other than that I should be fine. My favorite skateboarder is Eric Koston btw.
>>95322you'll fit right in. Just don't shit again
You picked up a hobby at the age that most quit and grow up. Eat the pavement and collect disability trog.