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Skateboarding Trick Tip Videos

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Skateboarding trick tip videos are one of the best ways to learn how to skate.  To help you out, we've made an entire library of great skateboarding trick tip videos featuring pro skaters explaining everything you need to know, from basic skateboarding trick tip videos for beginners, all the way to advanced skateboarding trick tip videos for skaters who want to puch themselves to learn more.  

Skateboarding Trick Tip Videos: The Basics

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"Hi - my name is Jennifer Willis from Uptown Skate School - I'm here with About.com and I'm going to show you how to ride a skateboard. So, first let's talk about the..."

Skateboarding Trick Tip Videos: Ollie

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"The ollie is the most fundamental trick in skateboarding. All your tricks that you're going to learn in the future all come from being able to do the ollie. To do an ollie, what you want to do is have your feet set up on the board in a V-shape with the ball of your foot on the tail - the back of the board - and your other foot kind of pointed outward just behind the front bolts."

Skateboarding Trick Tip Videos: Drop In

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"What happens when most people go to drop in is they take one look at it, they get nervous, and the walk away. It's understandable, it's not an easy thing to do. If you follow some simple rules, or simple, basic fundamentals, you should have no problem with it. To drop in, what you have to do is you have to put your tail basically on the coping, with your wheels over the coping. You don't want your wheels behind the..."

Skateboarding Trick Tip Videos: Kickflip

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"For a kickflip, what you want to do is you want to put you back foot in the middle of the board, right at the center of the tail, and your front foot right under the truck bolts - a little bit pointed, not completely straight. And when you pop - while you side your front foot up - you want to flick out at the top of your ollie. You want to ollie first, and when you're ollieing, that's when you flick out at the top of your ollie. That's going to make it..."

Skateboarding Trick Tip Videos: Nollie

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"So we are talking about the nollie. We are going to start off with the foot positioning. Since you are going to be popping off the front of the board with this one, that is the main part of the nollie, it's just like an ollie except it's off the nose of your board rather than the tail."

Skateboarding Trick Tip Videos: 180 Ollie

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"All right, so when we talk about the front side 180, we are going to start off with the foot positioning, and basically almost exactly the same as an ollie, as far as foot positioning goes. Personally, I like to put my front foot about midway through the board, give you a little space to push forward and level it out, and on this one we are going to be rotating 180 degrees as well..."

Skateboarding Trick Tip Videos: Rail Stand

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"To attempt the rail stand you're going to have to have even pressure on both legs, press on the toes, to lift up the board and then you're going to have to catch it with your heels. A very important thing to remember while doing the rail stand is to watch your balance with both feet, even that out, stick out your knees and stick your chest out to throw your shoulders over your heels. Posture is very key in doing the rail stand."

Skateboarding Trick Tip Videos: Heel Flip

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"So when we start off with the heel flip, foot positioning, the front foot is really the main factor in the heelflip. Personally, I like to put my toes, my front foot, with my toes dangling just off the edge of the board, gives me the right position that I like to use my heel to flick and give that little flick that it takes to flip this one around."

Skateboarding Trick Tip Videos: Indy Grab

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"Like any trick, you can do this with flat ground as well, but generally it's going to end up being just a quick tap, and that's why I say a real key part about this is the speed, because you need enough speed to launch you off something and get you up in the air high enough to really do a nice longer grab and not just a quick tap, which is what ideally what we want."

Skateboarding Trick Tip Videos: Ollie 360

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"When you're going to approach the Frontside 360 Ollie like any trick, first thing is foot positioning. Keep your feet pretty much in the same position as in Ollie, except maybe put your front foot maybe a little bit more inward on the board."
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