how to guide and fundamentals of Skateboarding
Tricks Talk / Skate Slang
kinds of skate tricks can be preformed.
Here are some of the basic tricks.
Each trick can be performed by facing either
way on the board. The direction you are facing and
foot placement are defined by three terms.
Regular foot: if your left foot is forward
to the nose.
Goofy foot: if
your right foot is forward to the nose.
Fakie if you
are riding backward.
A fundamental manueuver that leads to more tricks.
The Ollie Kick-flip
Doing an Ollie while rotating the board under the
feet 180 degrees.
The Frontside 180
Doing an Ollie while rotating 180 degrees.
Basic Grinds & Slides
Sliding on the underside of the deck, either on the
sidewalk edge or handrails or poles.
Sliding on the underside of the nose end/front of
Grinding on the front trucks.
Sliding along with only the back truck in contact
with the edge. Also called a manual grind.
Sliding along with both trucks in contact with the
A wheelie on the front two wheels.
Dropping off something such as a ledge,
and landing on the bottom.
Air: What you get when you hit a ramp or fly
off a ledge. Any time a skater and board leave
the riding surface together.
Ali oop: Spinning in the air the opposite way
you are traveling. Mainly used on quarter pipes, halfpipes
Backside: A move where a skater's back faces
Coping: The material on the edge of a ramp
or pool used for grinding or sliding.
Dropping in: When a skater goes down a ramp
from a still position.
Fakie: Riding backwards
Frontside: A move where a skater faces an obstacle.
Grab: When a skater reaches down and grabs
the deck of the skateboard.
Grind: To scrape one or both axles on the edge
of an object.
Nollie: Like an ollie, but instead of snapping
the tail down you snap the nose down to get air.
Slide: When any part of the deck slides on
Stall: Resting a part of your board on something
for a second or two.
Street skating: skating on streets, curbs,
benches and handrails.
Transition: Refers to any curved incline rising
from a flat riding surface.
Vert skating: Skating on ramps and other vertical
structures designed for skating.
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