23+ Easy Beginner Skateboard Tricks That Look Impressive

Once you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to learn some easy tricks. For now, though I recommend sticking with ollies and kickflips as these are easier than more advanced moves like grinds or wheel slides for example – but don’t worry! They will come in handy later on down the road when your skills have improved even more so stick around because what may seem challenging right now can become commonplace tomorrow.

The basics are the best way to start, and they will get you much faster. Plus learning new tricks is what pushes people over their mental barriers. Why would someone skip this?

If you want to skate like a pro, but don’t know where to start? These 23 easy tricks will make your first few months on the board an adventure. If we’re talking about more difficult moves then I’m sorry because 90% of these are just beginners stuff.

1- The Ollie

The key to success on this skateboarding trick is popping the tail, jumping at exactly the same time, and dragging your front foot up.

The first step is to get comfortable with setting your board on its tail and dragging yourself up. Once this feels natural, practice jumping as you pop the snowboard from a standing position by using forward momentum from bending at both knees deeply while popping off of one foot in front of another (think Olympic diver).

The more you can do these movements before going out into deep powdery terrain or big mountain parks means less time wasted when things go wrong.

2- Fakie Ollie

This is a difficult ollie because you have to land with your back foot leading. It will take some practice, but it’s not impossible if you try.

To pop, you need to bend your knees and not fully extend them when going. You should have a moderate speed so that it’s easy for the board to catch enough air without being too fast or slow. It’s also important how heavy of weight is on one side as well- try landing with more weight towards the middle if possible.

3- The kickflip

The ollie has to be mastered. You should already know and be comfortable with it before trying this move, which can take some time for beginners like me.

First of all you need your front foot up against the tail of one board while balancing yourself on another skateboard that is tilted at about 45 degrees, then flick out from underneath (and upwards) as if doing a flip without even landing yet- make sure both feet remain planted firmly into their respective board’s bases during each stage of execution so there isn’t any loose traction when executing 360 degree flips because who knows where we might end up going when completed successfully.

4- Fs shuvit

A little harder trick, but not too bad. You need to turn your board 180 degrees anti-clockwise and jump up onto it from below like you’re snowboarding in reverse. As with most tricks that require balance or coordination this is easier when done on an empty street/pathway with no cars around for protection against traffic accidents if something goes wrong.

You start by placing a foot on the tail and one of front truck. As you lightly jump back, push out with your back while pushing inwards towards an imaginary line that extends from just past where it meets gravity’s pull at least halfway between them for about 6 inches (15cm). The action should feel instantaneous but if not then move slowly until ready or do some additional rolling motion when landing after inflating tires so they don’t explode under pressure upon impact.

5- Fakie FS Shuvit

This one is similar to the FS Shuv it above, but you do it “fakie”. Fakie in skateboarding means riding backward- so if you’re goofy then now you’re regular with a tail leading.

Have your back foot on the tail and front just behind, pop it. As you do so simultaneously push forward with both feet while jumping up at the same time allowing the board to make 180 degrees turn before catching for landing safely. You want the first part of a leap (the one where we leave our feet) – which will also be how far ahead we and when coming down again- should happen more quickly than what’s happening during reentry into the jumping position.

6- Revert

A revert is a fun and easy trick to add some flair to your skateboarding. It’s usually done after landing big tricks just for that little bit of extra spice, but you could also use it as an opportunity while going down the ramp or doing another 180° rotation with at least one truck touching the ground invert.

If you’re traveling straight, be sure to have sufficient speed.The faster I travel the better.

Bend your knees as if about to sprint and bend at the waist so that gravity can pull more of it from underneath you without using an extra arm or leg muscles. When throwing yourself backward after breaking traction with wheels – keep all four limbs extended outwards in a way similar looking like someone folding laundry by putting one hand up high then moving down towards the midsection before extending another higher still until finally bringing them both together overhead again.

7- Rock to Fakie 

One of the most creative board tricks is to go up on a mini-ramp and stick your deck out. You then bring it back with some good manual control so that when you roll down from the top, gravity will help take care of all necessary speed for success.

When you’re doing the mini-manual to get back onto a ramp, make sure not do it too much.

When I first started practicing martial arts as an adult and wanted more flexibility in my hips; one thing that helped me was rolling out on an exercise ball instead of using weights or machines at gyms–and this also works great for getting back up after falling down while skateboarding.

. Shifting your weight and slightly tilting or swerving can help free up enough space so that shifting is less of an issue.

8-Tail Stall on a mini ramp

The mini-ramp is a must for this trick. You’ll need to jump off the ground and onto it, but once you’re in motion it’s a backward180-degree track worthwhile as pie.

When you roll up and down the ramp, when coming to a halt with your tail on the coping (stalling), it’s important not only does this position make for an easy stall but also means that if there were any weights in front of me I could easily put them onto trucks. 

9- Drop-in

Dropping in is a fundamental trick that every rider needs to know. It’s the perfect move when you want to go from flat ground and onto any surface, like ramps or stairs (or even railings). If it sounds too easy then try again until your confidence levels are high enough where dropping into them feels natural – this could take some time but at least practicing makes perfection much more achievable. Staying on your deck is important for doing handstand pushups.

First, the back foot should be against the tail of the board and the front leg extended out in line with where you want to land at a ramp or jump height (the further away from the shoreline that it is). Lean forward so as if someone were falling off their chair backward then bend knees slightly but not too much-this will make sure there’s enough depth between them before pushing up onto toes/heel while keeping weight centered over skateboard wheels.

10- Ollie Pick up

This is a cool way of picking up your board. Make sure you have all the ollies down before trying this out because it will take some practice and if not, then there’s no telling what could happen.

After you flick to raise and level out your board, get a good straight-up position with the front of your leg. Then ollie as though throwing it upwards- this will help propel yourself off onto one-wheeled riding.

11- Manual

A manual is a fundamental trick that requires intensive balance and skill to perform. One must stand on their tail while allowing the board to roll onto its back wheels, balancing so as not to scrape any part of them against anything in front or behind with no consideration given towards when—if ever–the rider might fall off during production. It takes time building up these skills but anyone who has done it before knows what I’m talking about.

12- Fakie Big Spin

To learn this trick, you should have the half-cab and fakie shuvits down. This is kind of a combination between them both! Your board will do 360 degree turns while in motion to complete one 180 turn on its own for an impressive-looking landing that isn’t too hard to get accustomed to if practiced often enough. If these things don’t intimidate or frighten beginners anymore than they already are then there’s no reason not to give it another go yourself since everyone wants their skateboarding skills improved right?

13- Frontside FS 180

If you’re looking to make your day more enjoyable, then this is the trick for you. Some people find it difficult, but if you can do ollies and switch boarding then the rest will come naturally! The key for this tricky manipulation in skateboarding comes from turning your whole body – lead with shoulders when doing kickflips or nosegrinds – which helps transfer rotation.

As you pop, turn your head and shoulders away from the ground. Bend knees to absorb impact as soon as rolling away in a controlled manner that leaves no part of yourself touching the surface upon which you land.

14- Fakie frontside 180

The first time you try this trick, it is important to remember that the board must be pushing off with your feet. To ollie backwards and complete a 180 degree rotation of your body while fakie-boarding on one wheel will take some practice.

You start with a shoulder roll and then ollie, which is when you flip forward from your feet. The rotation should carry the momentum so that instead of landing on one side as normal for an indoor trick, it’s turned into an aerial skateboard.

15- Hippie jump

If you find the right spot to jump from, it’s really easy for this trick. You can take things to an extreme and people will be jumping over tall buildings! It also comes off as being silly which makes doing them all day worth while.

To make a successful jump, you should always approach the object with anticipation. Before jumping up high and landing on your board’s trucks to avoid weight distribution problems that could cause it to flip or spin out of control; as soon as I’m close enough for my feet so touch down lightly but firmly while bending at knees before launching myself into the air. When coming back down try not panic-step anything because this may lead me crashing heavily onto the ground–which would be really bad news! Keep cool by simply letting yourself land softly without tiring too much in between attempts.

16- Boneless

You can make it look pretty easy if you watch the video below. It’s easier to understand how it works. Take your front foot off of the board and put it on top opposite where you would sit when riding normally – this will be our backside now; simultaneously grab hold with one hand while shifting some weight into that leg for stability (you don’t need all 200 pounds!), then jump as high into the air by pushing off hard enough–time everything just right so both feet are out in space at the same time before landing again roll away.

17- Pop shuvit

The brother of the Fs shuvit, this trick is super easy to learn and fun. Let me break it down step by step: You stand on your back foot while pushing forward with both legs lightly jumping 180 degrees clockwise making sure that when landing you can easily ride out without falling off or slipping away from control.

18- Ollie on a curb

There are many ways to practice tricks, but one of the best is by ollie-ing. This will make it easier for you when trying jumps that require a rider on rail or ledge and also help with landing confidence because if done right they should land softly rather than slam down hard like most people tend to do in their mistakes! A good place I have seen beginners learn from before doing this trick properly would be next to a curb where there may not always feel safe enough during attempts at higher levels due solely just how high up one’s skateboard goes while gliding across any surface type (even grass).

19- Footplant

The footplant is a beginner trick that will have you doing things like boneless and other feetplants. It requires one foot off the board, planting it onto the ground with weight transferred into your wrist before getting back up again while leaving yourself balanced enough so as not to fall over or do anything too obvious. The premise behind this technique makes for some fun entertainment when done well.

20- Cigar Flip

The Cigar Flip is a basic trick that all skaters should be able to do.

Start by lying down with your deck facing upwards and push off from either end until both wheels are turning forward (this will raise them off ground). Next flip over so that bottom Rail becomes top rail then slowly roll back toward original position while maintaining momentum – this should cause nose bone plate at the front edge to rise slightly as well promoting enough pressure against grip tape for rider’s foot traction without any risk whatsoever. Lastly, time is right when heels touch corresponding metal sections simultaneously before launching into action.

21- Staple gun on a curb

Foot plant and staple gun on a curb are almost similar tricks. You approach the curb and ollie. As you do this, one of your feet leaves behind while planting in front on below-the-curb; most weight should be placed here so that when it’s pulled back with another leg still planted there for leverage, the rider can control speed by releasing handlebars slightly at the appropriate time before landing safely away from hazardous obstacles like car door openers or children playing near the edge without risk of injury.

22- Nose stall on a curb

The curb or a ramp with coping is an essential part of skateboarding. Tailstalling can be done on any surface that has coving, but a nice thing about this trick is you’re able to stall repetitively without having too much ground distance between yourself and your landing area because it’s easier than catching air at high speeds! When I tail-stall myself (which doesn’t happen often), there are two ways I like my board laid out: either by rolling towards where we’ll meet up again after doing some tricks off one another; or if times allow before skating away across town.

23- Fakie Kickflip

The fakie kickflip is a tricky trick to learn, but with time and practice, you can master the art of riding backward.

Here are some things that will help: Make sure your normal kick slides are good before trying this maneuver again; just because it’s backward doesn’t mean they’ll want us back here without any tricks in our arsenal! Practicing ollies on both sides as well could make those easier pops happen more smoothly while we work toward developing skillful landings from each side (or wherever); having enough control over where we touch down ensures less risk when landing.

Conclusion

This is a list of the best basic skateboard tricks for beginners. They’ll help you can learn harder moves like hard flips and tre flips as well as make your board feel super comfortable in no time! Do all these tricks above, we must master them first before moving on to more advanced ones later – so don’t be shy with those Crash Test Dummies…

If you’re new to the world of skateboarding, it can be difficult to learn all these tricks and moves. Luckily there is an app for that! There are many different videos on Youtube demonstrating some easy-to-learn but still impressive skateboard trick basics such as ollies (when done right), so I recommend looking into those first if they seem like something your kids or spouse wants help with.


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Hi everyone, I am Ashley, live in Sheffield, England. I'm a Boardsports enthusiast and I've been skateboarding streets since my childhood. As to this site, the goal is to help beginner riders find their perfect equipment so they can have an enjoyable experience on whatever type of board best suits them- whether it be downhill riding or long boarding! Everything written here should be taken as opinion only because everyone's preferences are different, but at least now there will always seem less confusion when looking for gear online.

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