As a matter of fact, you can! If you’d like to learn how to skateboard but don’t want to spend money on classes, you have some alternatives. Of course, knowing where to begin is important, especially if you’re trying to shift from a complete novice to a more advanced skateboarder.

If you already own a decent skateboard, proper safety gear, and a top-quality skateboard wax, these are the steps you need to follow to learn skateboarding by yourself!

 

1.  Perfect Your Stance

Look for a soft spot, such as a patch of grass or a carpeted floor. In this stage of learning, you should get used to your posture and the board. You need to determine if you’re right- or left-footed or if you’re more relaxed with your left foot in front.

Be sure to bounce around a bit after you’re in the position to get a feel for how the board responds to your movement. Balance yourself on and off the board by practicing a mix of stances and maneuvers.

 

2.  Practice Falling

As long as you have the proper safety gear, you might very well learn how to fall on a skateboard.  You’ll need a helmet, so shop around for one that’s specifically designed for skateboarding and comes with the appropriate certifications.

Elbow, knee, and wrist protection are also necessary when practicing how to crash on a skateboard for your own safety.  If you’re going to practice falling on a skateboard in a secluded area, be sure to wear your padding, thick trousers, and long sleeves.

To avoid taking the full force of a fall, it is recommended to roll or slide. In order to master the art of skateboarding transitions, you must first master the technique of sliding your knee pads on while still on your skateboard.

 

3.  Start on a Flat Surface

Push off with your back leg and bring it back onto the skateboard in the same posture you rehearsed in stage 1.  It’s time to experiment with a wider turn, leaning forward and letting the board slowly bring you around.

Once you’ve mastered the broad turn and have successfully completed it several rounds, try a tight turn. If you decide to turn your board, you’ll need to apply a small amount of pressure to its backside and elevate its nose just slightly, then swing it in the desired direction.

Practice braking by sliding your back foot down the ground until you come to a complete halt, then putting your front foot down.

 

4.  Watch Pros Skateboarding

Take your skills to more advanced level once you’ve gotten to the point where you can effortlessly stand on your skateboard and maneuver without falling off.

This entails spending time at skate parks and observing more seasoned skaters perform impressive tricks. As you watch, consider how you can put what you’ve learned to use in your own life.

You can also check out some outstanding skateboarding videos on YouTube. You’ll find skilled skaters performing something amazing that you haven’t even thought of!

 

5.  Keep Improving

Standing on a skateboard, pushing off, turning, and landing a few basic stunts are all within your grasp. Now, in order to progress, you’ll need to make new pals at the skate park and keep practicing.

It’s easy to make new skateboarding mates by sniffing out intermediate to superior skaters and asking them to show you how to do what they just performed.

 

Final Words

Training to skateboard on your own can be a time-consuming process of trial and error, but if you take it slow and follow these simple steps, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a skateboarding pro in no time.