The boardslide, or railslide, depending on what you are sliding on, is an intermediate level trick, very popular and the basis for most other skateboard slide tricks. If you are comfortable doing a manual, ollie or 180, then you should try the boardslide. [Read more...]
Learning how to ollie is without a doubt, the most important skateboard trick that you can learn and the base for many other tricks. You may already know how to ollie and be looking to improve or you might be saying, I can’t ollie, is there an easy way or some secret to doing it that I just don’t get?
The good news is that you’re in the right place. The ollie requires a lot of practice, but once mastered, will serve as your platform to greatness. The following Skatessentials ollie tutorial will help you fly without wings. [Read more...]
In order to learn how to pop shuvit on a skateboard (AKA pop shove it), it is recommended that you be comfortable landing a normal shove it. The pop shove it is performed in the air rather than just sliding the wheels across the ground and with practice you can even pop shuvit over objects or off of curbs, walls or fun boxes. [Read more...]
The nose stall is another easy beginner skateboard trick. It is called a nose stall because the trick consists of placing the nose of the deck on something like a curb, retaining wall, fun box, car bumper or whatever else you can think of and holding that position for a prolonged period of time (stalling out). [Read more...]
Learning the skateboard shove it is easier than you think and will prepare you for more complex skate tricks that involve some of the same basic foot movements. [Read more...]
Skateboard manual tricks are basic, easy tricks, but are fundamental for practicing balance and control of the board and can be used in complex combos with other tricks for an added wow factor. Ollie to manual, kickflip to manual and extra points awarded for the length or amount of time you can ride the manual. [Read more...]