Skateboarding is extremely fun and addictive for anyone who’s tried it. Though it is easy to grasp, it is hard to master. If you have been skateboarding for a while and you want to get even better, you have a long road ahead of you. You may have noticed that your fellow skateboarders have become better, and they are doing new tricks. Though it may seem difficult to keep up with them, you only need a bit of practice and perseverance. If you want to be the top skateboarder out there, these tips will help you along the way.
You can always watch skateboarders at the park, but you will most likely miss how they make their moves or maintain their balance. Watching videos of skateboarding will allow you to pause whenever you want and watch closely how professional skateboarders make their moves. Additionally, there are educational, informative videos where skateboarders explain how to control your skateboard and provide several other tips.
Train Your Core
We are not asking you to hit the gym, but training your core is essential to becoming a better skateboarder. Your core strength and balance are two huge factors of being a pro skateboarder, and even the best skateboard brands won’t improve your performance unless you work on your core. Additionally, training your core will allow you to skate longer than usual, which will make you practice more. Do exercises at home for even 20 minutes every couple of days, and you will start to feel the difference.
Master Your Balance
Though it may sound like a beginner’s advice, balancing is essential to developing other skills and tricks in skateboarding. You need to practice balancing on your skateboard more often, and you should start by leaning forward, backward, or sideways while rolling. The next step is to try doing some fakies, shuvits, or ollies while maintaining your balance. Keep practicing!
Practice Your Fakie
Riding backward, also known as fakie, may feel awkward, but it is essential for several new tricks. Learn how to ride fakie and maintain your balance, then try to add a few tricks such as ollies, big spins, and whatever other fakie trick that can come to mind. They are an integral part of doing a wide range of tricks since sometimes you must land or start a move with a fakie.
Keep A Positive Attitude
Failing to do the trick can be frustrating and demotivating. However, the frustration may lead you to give up, which will not make you improve at all. Stay positive and be sure from deep inside that you will eventually master any trick after continuously practicing it. Additionally, keep your confidence high, as it will allow you to be a better skateboarder. Be confident that you can do any trick you want, and you will do it.
These tips will help you in being the top skateboarder out there, but all you need to do is to keep practicing and never give up. Watch videos and practice those tricks over and over again, but at the same time, learn to be ok with falling as it will happen a lot while practicing.