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Skateboarding Video Tips and Tricks


Keith Baldassare wants to make you a better skateboarder. And he has the skills to do it. In September 2008, Keith broke the Guinness World Record of 46 consecutive skateboard frontside ollies on a half-pipe. Keith’s amazing final tally: 348 ollies.

With a few ramps in his backyard, he has a great spot to practice right at home, which he does almost every day. Except that Keith doesn’t call it practicing.

“It’s just having a good time with my friends, being creative, doing whatever we want skating.”

Here are some skateboarding tips from Keith:


It’s a fact, Keith says. “Be prepared for falls when you’re starting.” That’s why it’s important to learn the right way to take a tumble.

If the fall is too big for you to just land on your feet: Use your feet for a second as a stepping point. Tuck up into a ball (something like a skier’s tuck position), and then tumble and roll onto your shoulder.

And, Keith adds, always wear safety gear!


Start with the tail of your board on the edge of a ramp. Next, push down with the front foot and stay centered over the skateboard.


You’ll be airborne for this trick, which can be done on either a flat surface or on a ramp.

Kick down on the tail of the skateboard and then level out the board by sliding your front foot forward. Think of it as sort of a jumping motion with the board “glued” to your feet.

This will take lots of practice. But once you master the ollie, you’ll have the foundation for many other tricks.

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15 Comments on Skateboarding Video Tips and Tricks

  1. Blue_Bandicoot // November 3, 2020 at 3:14 pm // Reply

    i LOVE to skateboard. I already know how to do this stuff, but it will help me improve.

  2. Great! This is very helpful, especially to beginners! Thank you for sharing these tips, worth sharing! Continue posting tips, it’s one of the best contents. Good luck and keep it up!

  3. Relly helpful

  4. Cool. This will help.

  5. TheBlackDestroyer // May 24, 2016 at 1:25 pm // Reply

    I can totally see myself doing an ollie! But then again, I can see myself ding anything if i know the steps.. Time to try it for myself and see if I’m right!

  6. this will soooooo help me

  7. Superman 3000 // June 5, 2015 at 4:45 pm // Reply

    I’m gonna get a skateboard soon

  8. swordmaster // May 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm // Reply

    That’s pretty cool.
    Iv always wanted to do tricks on my skate board, but didn’t know how to start or where to start.

  9. thats cool

  10. crazyman!100 // April 3, 2015 at 4:59 pm // Reply

    Ripsitks are getting really popular. I got one for Christmas and it is awesome! Skateboarding is pretty fun (I have a traditional skateboard as well) but Ripsitks are just as good if not better(in my opinion).

  11. U.S. police A.K.A i'm only 12 // January 17, 2015 at 10:40 pm // Reply

    I broke a moon shaped bone in my right wrist and trust me it hurt like crazy. It was broken all the way through. :-‘(

  12. These will help

  13. cool thanks for teaching ollie

  14. Thank you this will help me out more then you even think!

  15. skate boring is fun and easy I can grind on a rain and do a Ollie

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