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:
TIP 1: LEARN HOW TO FALL
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!
TIP 2: LEARN HOW TO DROP IN ON A RAMP
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.
TIP 3: LEARN HOW TO OLLIE
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.
short not cool 🙁
I can ollie
I can ollie and shuv it ( I am awsome at doing an Ollie down stairs and vert! )
WHOOO-HOO OH YEAH! I WANNA’ BE LIKE HIM
he is so cool and I want to be like him
He is so awesome!!!
i luv 2 sktebrd
those guys look awesome I can naerly oly but I can do all the other ones.
i can kickflip, heelflip, frontside and backside 180
Is there any easyer way to learn an “Ollie”? 🙂
to be honest…im 10 i can ollie, almost a heelflip, and pop shuvit
i could only go up like 5″ until i got a new board that had new everything. Skateboarding never gets old!!!!
i practice with my ripstick but i am getting a skateboard.
I can’t get the Ollie
if you cant get the ollie learn how to manual. An ollie takes a few months to learn. Also if you are not stepping on the back side of the board to pop it, the ollie wont work skate14
its called an emanuel not manuel
i dont know how to skateboard but i can still ollie
i can do a backflip on my board
Why dont they teach how to kickflip, heelflip, frontside and backside 180, front pop shuv, back pop shuv, 50 50 grind, ollie to manuals and 360’s. i can do all of these tricks.
ii took me a long long time to ollie
This is how i started skating and now im turning pro
it took me 4 days to learn how to ollie
i just got a new sk8board and went a down 3 ft ramp!!!
big whoop ive gone down a 12-footer. and ollied a 37 set staircase.
yay thats ture not even tony hawk can ollie down 37 stairs
my friend can drop in on an 8 foot bowl
im a neighborhood ollie record set:43 ollies.
thats lame i hold the neiborhood record for a 37-set staircase ollie.
Dude u guys totally showed me up Im still working on my ollie, sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever get it!
that’s amazing!-43 olies!
i can do a kickflip and a pop shove it a 360 and a 5-0 and a 900.
i can do a 360
i can do a 1080
I LOVE skateboarding so I think it is so cool
sk8ting is sooooooo kool
never will try skatebording again because last thanksgiving, sprained ankle badly. 🙁
boo hoo hoo, i broke my arm doing a 1260 in a half pipe
It’s all good bro. Did the same thing… three times! I ride a longboard now and it’s more fun.
can someone help me?
I can’t do the ollie
Just keep practicing. Once you get it is a lot of fun!
will this be ok fo praticing on side walk?
he means that can you pratice this on sidewalk.
How do you do this?
nice! i’m working on it : )
now i can get 9 in.
I am still mad that I can’t do a ollie
the thing is you need to pop as hard as you can,im only a begginer and i hold on to stuff whem im doing it
i can do like a kickflip and a frontside ollie and a 5-0
i CAN get the flip with the kickflip but i cant land
nice dude i wonna be like you not tony hawk
I saw these videos obout a year ago when I started skateboarding. It realy helped alot!
that was cool but my cousin does better skating than him no offence
thats ok you dont need to get really high as long as you can get off the ground
i can only get off a few inches
you’l get a hang of it,I can’t kickflip yet.
i have so much truble skateboarding until now
Yup, that’ll do it. You have my apprcieiaton.
IT WAZ PRETEY GOOD AND HARD
dude that kid did a foot and I can only do an inch or two
that was totaly RAD!!!!☺
i can barely do an ollie
ollies are really hard i cant get them
I didnt get what I needed! I need to learn how to actualy ride!
its easy you just get on the board and push with your foot
i can alaredy do all of that
I can’t do this because it’s raining!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was rad
that was cool