canwebepunkrock said: Hey, So im a longboarder and I was wondering what are some basic tricks that I could learn?
Longboarding tricks are usually sorted into a few different categories:
Flat-ground (freestyle): start with shuvits, tiger claws and flat tops, g turns, longboard ollies, and the like.
Freeride: coleman slides, 180 standies, pendulum slides. (freeriding is a little hard to define but it lives up to its name. It’s really an amalgamation of styles to play around with when you hit a good hill, particularly referring to higher-speed sliding done on soft wheels)
Dancing: half cross-steps, cross-steps, peter pan crossovers, hippie jumps and other jumping tricks.
There are also skills like downhill cornering and pre-drifting, and tech sliding skills, but I’d be loathe to call those basic.
I’d say the basics for the well-rounded longboarder would be the Coleman, the Coleman pendy, the Shuvit, the Cross-Step, and the Manual and Nose Manual.