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Caveman Trick Instructions
Caveman Skate Trick

Caveman Skate Trick

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The Caveman is a pretty easy skate trick to learn, and perfect for beginners. You don't even need to know how to ollie! All you need to know is the basics of how to ride a skateboard, and you should be set.

The Caveman is basically a really cool way to get on your skateboard. Normally, you might just toss the board down and hop on it, which works just fine. But with the Caveman, you jump on the board before the board hits the ground! This adds a whole new level of style to your skating.

  1. So first, you should find a good flat area to practice on. If you are really new to skating, and can't ollie yet, then you might want to practice on carpet, or on grass, so that your board won't roll away when you land on it. This is a great way to learn and practice, but please don't stay practicing like that for too long, or you might develop bad habits that will frustrate you for a long long time.

  2. Pick up your skateboard, and hold it with your left hand if you are regular, and your right hand if you are goofy. If you try this, and end up wanting to hold it with the opposite hand than the one I told you, that's fine. It doesn't really matter that much.


    You want to hold your board by the nose. Have your fingers along the bottom of the board, and your thumb on the top, on the griptape.

  3. Now, you want to swing your skateboard out in front of you, so that the tail of the board swings away from you. Make sure the griptape is facing you. Then, as the board swings back towards you, let it swing all the way up parallel and drop it.

  4. Then, while the board is falling, jump up onto it with both feet! Land with both feet on the board. The closer you have both feet land at the same time, the easier it will be to keep your balance!
That's the basics of the Caveman skate trick. It's that easy! But, there are piles of variations...
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