If you are brand new to skateboarding, you may want to take some time getting used to riding your skateboard (read Just Starting Out Skateboarding) before learning to manual. It will also help if you've already learned how to Ollie (read How to Ollie on your Skateboard). Of course, it is totally up to you if you are aggressive and want to learn to manual on your skateboard before learning how to actually ride, thats up to you! Make sure you read all of these instructions before you try to manual. Once you are familiar with them, jump on your board and manual away!