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How to Skateboard: The Basics

Learning how to skateboard is just like - riding a bike, but without the training wheels. The more you practice, the more comfortable you'll feel riding your board, and once you get the basics of skateboarding down, you'll never forget them.

So, let's talk about the board a little bit: this is your deck - this wood, the deck - this is your grip tape, these are your bolts that connect to your trucks, your wheels, your bearings, this is a bushing - some people have soft bushings for better turns, some people have harder bushings - this is your nose, this is your tail.

You can usually tell the difference because the nose is usually a little bit thinner than the tail, and if you turn your board over, the graphic is usually pointing upwards. Steve Berra rocks, by the way.
Basic Skateboard Gear
There's all kind of options for shoes out there. Really, the best options for you are going to have a flat bottom, probably a thicker sole. I like ankle support - usually if you go with a higher top shoe, you have less of a chance of rolling your ankle. Some other gear to keep in mind would be protective gear - I know it's not cool, but it tends to take a lot of the pressure off when you're first learning.

You're not afraid to fall as much, and you're more inclined to try different things. A full set of gear would be wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, and of course a helmet. They also sell a butt pad if you're interested.
Riding Skateboards: Goofy or Regular?
The first and most important thing to know when you go to ride a skateboard is whether you're regular or goofy. If you've never ridden anything like a board, then the best way to try to figure it out is to stand on your board and hold something like a gate or a wall, and to push yourself one direction, then to push yourself another direction - whichever way feels more comfortable to you, is probably the way you're supposed to be going. If you push regular, generally you're going to be pushing with your right foot, and your left foot's going to remain on the board. If you push goofy, then your right foot remains on the board while your left foot is pushing.
How to Skateboard: Stance
So, your bolts are going to be your marker points for where to put your feet. As long as your feet are there, it's not going to come up from the nose and it's not going to come up from the tail. It's good to stay loosey-goosey, which means you bend at the knees, and push your butt down just like you're sitting-standing, and the more your knees are bent, the more balance you'll have - the looser you are, the better off you are.
How to Skateboard: Pushing
So, once you feel like you have your balance down, then you're going to want to try giving yourself a push. Put your front foot on first, just behind your bolts, give it a little push and hop on your board and just roll out for the first time. In order to keep yourself in motion, take your back foot off the board, step onto the ground and from front to back you would basically sweep at the ground with your foot.
How to Stop on a Skateboard
Once you've got yourself in motion, the next important thing to learn how to do is to stop yourself. If you're using your foot to push, you'd go front to back - but if you're using your foot to stop, you would go from back to front. And you just want to be careful not to kick at the ground, because that will actually hurt your knee, and probably your ankle, too. Let your foot hover a little bit, and slide along the ground, almost like you're skiing. So you'd have one foot on your board in the front, and then one foot on the ground, and it would just be sliding across the ground until you come to a stop.
How to Skateboard Over Cracks
The one thing that's going to trip you up the most when you're skating on sidewalks are cracks, and the easiest way to clear a crack - as long as it's not any bigger than something like that - would be while keeping your front foot on the board, you would use your back foot on the ground as if you were pushing, but you would push right over the crack. As opposed to standing on the board - where you would hit the crack and fly - you're pushing yourself and the board over it. Basically you're going to clear the crack by taking a little bit of weight off the board and using speed and momentum to push your board over the crack.
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How to Kick Flip

After you've mastered the ollie, you're ready to step up to the kick flip. Find out how to do a kick flip, and easy practice tips that will help you execute and master this trick.
Kick Flip Set Up
For a kickflip, what you want to do is you want to put you back foot in the middle of the board, right at the center of the tail, and your front foot right under the truck bolts - a little bit pointed, not completely straight. And when you pop - while you side your front foot up - you want to flick out at the top of your ollie.

You want to ollie first, and when you're ollieing, that's when you flick out at the top of your ollie. That's going to make it flip, and then you catch it, and then you land. You don't want to kick down, because then it will just rocket flip, and it's not good.
Practicing a Kick Flip
It's a lot easier if you're moving - you probably should learn it stationary first and then practice on moving and don't give up on it. Because if you give up on it, you won't ever learn it. Just make sure you get a flick out, not down.
Common Kick Flip Mistakes
You're probably going to hit yourself in the shins a lot - trying to flick out - because a lot of people flick straight forward and it will just come up and hit them. You want to flick, but you want to flick out, at the top of your ollie. And heel side - just flick out to the side. Make it flip.

Thanks for watching. I'm David Willis with Uptown Skate School - for more trick tips check out
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How to Ollie

The ollie is not just the mother of all skateboarding tricks, it's also the technique you'll base most of your future tricks on. Find out how to master the ollie, what mistakes you'll probably run into, and how to solve them.

What Is an Ollie?
Alright - the ollie is the most fundamental trick in skateboarding. All your tricks that you're going to learn in the future all come from being able to do the ollie.
Ollie Set Up
To do an ollie, what you want to do is have your feet set up on the board in a V-shape with the ball of your foot on the tail - the back of the board - and your other foot kind of pointed outward just behind the front bolts.

What you're going to do is you're going to bend your knees, kick down on the tail with your back foot, and slide your front up simultaneously as you jump. When you come down, you bend your knees, so that way you have more balance so you can ride it out. Bend your knees, kick down, keep your shoulders parallel to the board, and dragging your foot - definitely one of the most important parts because you want to level the board out while it's in the air. That way you land, all four wheels touch the ground at the same time.
How to Practice the Ollie
Ways to practice the ollie: if you're afraid of the board moving at first, try practicing in the grass, holding up against a fence, on the rug in your living room if your parents let you, and eventually just take it out into the street. And once you get it down stationary, just start giving a couple kicks - start moving slow - practice your ollies going slower and just bring up the speed and eventually you'll be doing it in no time.
Common Ollie Mistakes
Common mistakes people make are not bending your knees when you land, because if you land with your knees locked, you're just going to kind of bounce off the board. It's easier to balance if you're come down and bend your knees. So always remember, bend your knees when you start it, and have your knees bent when you end it. And just practice - practice makes perfect.
Tips for Doing an Ollie
Some tips to remember while doing the ollie: keep your feet in a v-shape, always remember - shoulders parallel to the board, bend your knees when you're setting up for it, bend your knees when you land. The closer your front foot to the back of the board, the higher your "pop," or the higher you're going to get up off the ground, but also the more you've got to slide your foot up forward. You've got to be able to account for that, too.

Timing: just remember that as soon as your foot hits the ground, you want to jump up, and have your foot slide up at the same time. And, that's the ollie.
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How to Tre Flip

The tre flip is a 360 degree kick flip that might take a little bit of time to get just right. Before you take this trick to the streets, see how to tre flip, and how you can best practice doing it.

Tre Flip Position
For a tre flip, what you want to do is you want to put your back foot - and you want to put your toes hanging off a little bit - right where it starts to curve. When you first learn, you want to put your front foot close together so you actually get the spin. And once you start getting them down you want to move your foot up more and more - and the higher your foot is up, the more control you have over it. You might flip a little bit slower but it's easier to control it.
How to Tre Flip
As you're popping down, the whole thing's with your back foot - just scoop back behind you with your back foot, and you do a little kick out the front. You don't need to kick too hard - just your ankle - and it will start to rotate like that. It's pretty much like a scissor kick: once your back foot goes behind you, your front foot goes in front of you. And then you land it.
How to Practice a Tre Flip
Don't ever practice them stationary. Just practice it moving - because once you get them moving, then you'll get them stationary. It's weird, but that's what happens.
Common Tre Flip Problems
A problem that a lot of people have is that either the board goes in front of them or the board goes behind them. It's usually because you're leaning too far forward or too far back, and if it over-flips, just don't kick as hard. When you first learn them you might just start doing varial flips and it will keep hitting you - you just have to work out how to scoop with your back foot to get it all the way around. You don't even have to worry about the flip, just worry about the scoop until it spins all the way.
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Mystery is a relatively new skateboard company that makes decks, wheels and all kinds of other gear, all with their classic white and black design, and the Mystery heart with a lightning bolt logo. Buying skateboard decks from a newer company can be dangerous, but Mystery skateboard decks are strong, flexible and look good. Plus, the Mystery skateboarding pro team is pretty awesome as well!
Mystery skateboard decks came on the scene only a few years ago, and the first mystery team skateboarding video is set to come out soon. With a brand new company like this, I usually like to avoid their decks, because you don't know if you can really trust them. But with Mystery, there's no problem - Mystery skateboard decks are well designed and built. Why is that? (continue reading below)

That's because of the man behind the scene, Jamie Thomas. Jamie Thomas owns Zero skateboards as well, and Mystery skateboard decks are every bit as good as Zero, if without a few of the little extras (like extra slick bottoms, or free stickers!). But don't start thinking that Zero and Mystery are the same company - not at all. In fact, Jamie Thomas isn't even on the Mystery pro skateboarding team! (though you'll see him riding mystery decks from time to time)

Mystery's pro team is tough - with Ryan Smith, Lindsey Robertson, Adrian Lopez, Ryan Bobier and Dan Murphy, Mystery has a strong team. All of these guys know their trade. Keep an eye out for that video.

Mystery Skateboard Decks Review - Well Built Boards
But a good team doesn't always mean a good skateboard deck. Rest assured, Mystery skateboard decks are everything you need. Made in Mexico with 7 plys of rock hard maple, with graphics and color that cover the entire board (even the edges), and stark Mystery white and black graphics, Mystery skateboard decks rock. For testing, I tried out the Dollar and Bandera
Mystery skateboard deck graphics are all in high contrasting white and black, with strong, stark imagery. Some feature skeletons and other Gothic imagery (the heart with the lightning bolt, and the name Mystery borrow from old Catholic iconography), while the team decks feature the rider's style (often with striking and bold images). Take a look at Mystery skateboard decks and see for yourself - if you like strong contrasts and great pro decks, Mystery should have something for you.
Mystery Skateboard Decks Review - The Bottom Line
Mystery is a strong skateboard company with a great team. Mystery decks are very well built, with slick, bold graphics and design elements. I easily recommend Mystery skateboard decks.
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Seal and Protect Your Deck

Learn how to seal and protect your deck so it looks great and lasts as long as possible.

Choosing Deck Sealer
When choosing a sealer, make sure the product is waterproof. Some products are designed to let the wood gray or gradually lose color, while others will preserve the original wood color.
Preparing to Seal the Deck
Before you can apply your sealer, you will need to thoroughly clean the deck surface. For new wood, sweep away any dust or debris that may have settled on your deck. Wipe the wood with a wet rag and let it air dry.
Power Washing the Deck
If your wood has been sitting unsealed for some time you will want to use a power washer or pressure washer to remove the dirt and grime. Always wear eye protection when using a pressure washer.

Connect the pressure washer to a garden hose. Then turn on the water and the machine.

Pull the trigger with your finger to spray the water. Never point the nozzle at a person.

Power washers can be rented, but you may consider purchasing one as they are very useful for a variety of cleaning jobs. Be sure to angle the washer under the railings to remove the hard-to-reach dirt.
Drying the Deck
Let your deck dry completely before applying the sealer. Also, check the weather reports and make sure it isn't going to rain for 48 hours after you are finished or the temperature won't get below the required 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Applying the Deck Sealer
You will need a sprayer that holds several gallons of liquid. This sprayer holds 5 gallons and is fairly easy to carry even when full. Wear eye protection while using this toxic material.

Pour the sealer into the sprayer. Pump the handle to build pressure in the sprayer.
Now evenly coat the entire surface of the deck. Allow the sealer to dry for 2 days before using the deck.
Maintaining the Sealed Deck
You will need to repeat this process every few years depending on the effectiveness of the sealer you purchased. Some products claim to last 7 years or more.
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