10 Things Every Beginner Should Know How To Do Well

  • Published: 18 June 2017
  • 10 Things Every Beginner Skateboarder Should Know How To Do Well (longest title yet, ha)

    This one is aimed towards helping out beginners learn to be more comfortable on the board while trying to teach some practical things at the same time. These are all simple concepts, but they are important to being comfortable on your board. Hopefully, if you can get all of these down really well, it will help you in the future when you're trying to learn new things.

    Having a strong foundation of board control and confidence is what leads to progression and continuing having fun.

    Thank you for watching! :)

    p.s. more 10 easy trick type videos coming soon!

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Comments • 1 421

  • VLSkate
    VLSkate   2 years back

    Falling properly is something that a skater should definitely know how to do. I would have included it in this video but I already had 10 things so I'll make a separate video about that. ;)

    • same ol g gar
      same ol g gar  1 weeks back

      U should try advo skate pro 6 inc definetely bwtter

    • Hayden deleon
      Hayden deleon  2 months back

      That was very helpful and I like it 😊 😁

    • Pedro Ruiz
      Pedro Ruiz  4 months back

      Could you still skate on a cruiser board plzzzzzzz reply I want to know

    • Anas Ali
      Anas Ali  4 months back


    • Steve Urkel from Goosebumps
      Steve Urkel from Goosebumps  5 months back

      @Debbie Meyer safety first

  • Hei Hyun
    Hei Hyun  2 days back

    I have a 31 inch skateboard, will I be able to do stunts?

    • Super Lo-Fi World
      Super Lo-Fi World  5 days back

      Now that I know this how do I do this 😄

      • Elise Hill
        Elise Hill  5 days back

        i got a skateboard ad for a skateboard video lol

        • Dominik Kołacz
          Dominik Kołacz  6 days back

          Is something wrong with me that i prefer pushing with left leg

          • Itzzz _Deshara_
            Itzzz _Deshara_  7 days back

            Yo I’ve never even stepped foot on a skateboard why tf am I here

            • Chris
              Chris  1 weeks back


              • Cat
                Cat  1 weeks back

                I feel horrible now

                • Back Up Music
                  Back Up Music  1 weeks back

                  I want a Board😭

                  • Sophie 03
                    Sophie 03  2 weeks back

                    6:55 me when i wanted to do this

                    • eovento
                      eovento  2 weeks back

                      As a beginner, I love this video. Thanks! But after watching and rewatching the "Riding Switch" thing, I didn't even understand what it actually is, not to say anything about learning how to do it. ;)

                      • Destiny Rivera
                        Destiny Rivera  2 weeks back

                        Well wheni pick up my board and put it down I cant jump on the board ;) when I put it down

                        • i k e a
                          i k e a  2 weeks back

                          1. Pushing
                          2. Picking up Board
                          3. Throwing down the board
                          4. Getting up curbs
                          5. Getting down curbs
                          6. Getting over cracks
                          7. Riding fast
                          8. Kick turn
                          9. Riding switch
                          10. Stopping

                          • [D3m0n _c l o u d]
                            [D3m0n _c l o u d]  2 weeks back

                            I’ve started on a carver board so I can’t do tricks :/

                            • Whiterun Guard
                              Whiterun Guard  2 weeks back

                              I used to be a good skater just casually but now I'm a pussy and I'm scared lmao plus I have terrible balance

                              • Sandra T
                                Sandra T  3 weeks back

                                as a beginner I can only say goddamn I have a lot to learn ahead of me. Can’t wait to be at the advanced level and kick ass

                                • Nilo Gaming
                                  Nilo Gaming  3 weeks back

                                  What is that sausage thing at 2:40

                                  • Yeleck Neroïd
                                    Yeleck Neroïd  3 weeks back

                                    What is the size of your board please?

                                    • slime obsessesion
                                      slime obsessesion  3 weeks back

                                      do these work on long boards

                                      • Cheryl Birch
                                        Cheryl Birch  3 weeks back

                                        You're right next to a Crossing part where you can just go up without having to Ali

                                        • Your Local Scene kid
                                          Your Local Scene kid  3 weeks back

                                          bro. i've played skate 3, i know what i'm doing

                                          • Nani Dladla
                                            Nani Dladla  3 weeks back


                                            • Kate be CHILL
                                              Kate be CHILL  3 weeks back

                                              Oh my goshhhh!! Thank you so much!! I am learning how to skateboard, and I needed some extra help :D

                                              • Humanfactor
                                                Humanfactor  4 weeks back

                                                Excellent video. Living here in Bordeaux, France for a while has encouraged me to try skateboarding. Bordeaux seems to have a very large skateboarding community here.

                                                • stuff and things
                                                  stuff and things  4 weeks back

                                                  Despite being young i have lots of back problems so the pickups really hurt.
                                                  Im glad im not alone haha

                                                  • Μυρτω Χενακη

                                                    I suck at skateboarding and i am not motivated to go out there and practice😐

                                                    • blue cactus
                                                      blue cactus  3 weeks back

                                                      take it slow, learn to ride. in 1,5 months im riding comfortably

                                                  • Pach
                                                    Pach  4 weeks back

                                                    why should we learn switch?

                                                    • walmartian
                                                      walmartian  4 weeks back

                                                      it gives you access to more options in a trick line, you get more props if you do something switch, its required for competitive skating.

                                                  • Lucas Villanueva
                                                    Lucas Villanueva  1 months back

                                                    But for me is it okay to push with my front foot?

                                                    • Da Bookie
                                                      Da Bookie  1 months back

                                                      I never Really liked skateboards cuz I didn't know how to use it so I always got long boards and I recently I bought a $2k electric longboard that I love but yesterday I got my first actual skateboard and I regret getting the electric board now....

                                                      • Blue Panda
                                                        Blue Panda  1 months back

                                                        My brother: you should practice outside it’ll be more easy for you

                                                        Me: *watching these videos and practicing in my basement*

                                                        Also me : Never ;-;

                                                        • Emily Z.
                                                          Emily Z.  1 months back

                                                          For the foot that goes in front, should you be switching them from time to time? Or is just using one foot to be in front always fine?

                                                          • Sapphire Draws
                                                            Sapphire Draws  1 months back

                                                            I got a skatertrainer.com ad before this video omg

                                                            • Bruh4ndy Z
                                                              Bruh4ndy Z  1 months back

                                                              6:57 OMG, ARE YOU OK

                                                              • Y
                                                                Y  1 months back

                                                                Hahahah lol i can 360 shuv but i put down my board like an idiot

                                                                • calculations Made
                                                                  calculations Made  1 months back

                                                                  I cant go down a ramp, I always fall back because I'm scared to lean forward.

                                                                  • blue cactus
                                                                    blue cactus  3 weeks back

                                                                    strange cuz u'll always land on ur hands if u lean forward

                                                                • Kayz. Kiz
                                                                  Kayz. Kiz  1 months back

                                                                  I had a question is there a certain way your feet should be on the baord like does you left foot have to be first or can it be your right can someone pl ease explain

                                                                  • Wind Young
                                                                    Wind Young  1 months back

                                                                    I’m 20 and just beginning, hby?

                                                                    • Kelis-melissa
                                                                      Kelis-melissa  1 months back

                                                                      Just got my first board today, hyped

                                                                      • Assasin fire
                                                                        Assasin fire  1 months back

                                                                        How the hell do you turn?

                                                                        • Haili Castro
                                                                          Haili Castro  1 months back

                                                                          i remember i was going down a hill on my skateboard and i didn’t know how to stop and i crashed and my board his someone’s car 🙂

                                                                          • Sampsonia
                                                                            Sampsonia  1 months back

                                                                            Why do people dislike the video, like what’s wrong with it

                                                                            • Zach Schumann
                                                                              Zach Schumann  1 months back

                                                                              Are you in Arizona?

                                                                              • Nora A.
                                                                                Nora A.  1 months back

                                                                                you're like the skater version of binging with babish

                                                                                • gamer hawk
                                                                                  gamer hawk  1 months back

                                                                                  What if you use a long board

                                                                                  • Michaela Baird
                                                                                    Michaela Baird  1 months back

                                                                                    I want to learn how to do a throw down but i am scared i will miss the board or fall of. I am completely fine with almost anything else. How do i gain confedance?

                                                                                    • Timothy Leonizo
                                                                                      Timothy Leonizo  1 months back

                                                                                      This is Tim now learn

                                                                                      • WeirdAnimated Videos
                                                                                        WeirdAnimated Videos  1 months back

                                                                                        So like i broke my leg trying to get a running start on my skateboard

                                                                                        • Jim Eenkhoorn-NL
                                                                                          Jim Eenkhoorn-NL  2 months back

                                                                                          Thx its helping a lot <3