New To Skateboarding? Discover The First Skateboard Trick Tips You Should Learn

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

So you want to learn how to skateboard like the pros? Well before you do that, you need to start with some basic skateboarding trick tips to help get you going. Here is one great skateboard trick that is great for a beginner.

The Indy Grab

One of the easiest and most used tricks in skateboarding is the Indy Grab. This is where you see skaters catching air, bending down and grabbing their board. It looks really cool, and it's one of the first skateboard trick tips you should learn.

The first thing you want to do is learn how to do the Ollie. Once you know how to do this, you can incorporate the Indy Grab. While you're riding, you should have your front foot in the middle of the board, and your back foot on the tail of the board.

You will slam down on the board and with your back foot and jump at the same time. You will keep your body centered on the board so that it stays even. This is the basic steps of the Ollie. Once you have this down, you will reach down while you're in the air and hold onto the board between your feet.

Let go before you hit the ground, and always keep your knees bent so that it will absorb the shock of the landing. You can do this trick on a ramp, as you're coming off the flat edge, or you can do it on flat ground. One of the best skateboard trick tips is to try and get as high as you can. This will help you have enough time to pull off the Indy Grab.

If you want to see some more advanced skateboard tricks in action you can see some free videos at

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