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5 Tips for your First Time on a Skateboard


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Use your Back Foot for a Basic Brake

The easiest way to brake when you're boarding is called foot braking. All you do is take your back foot off the board, and drag it on the ground to slow your momentum until you stop moving. Practice this at slow speeds until it's a totally built-in reflex, and then amp up your MPH knowing you can cruise confidently and stop or slow yourself immediately as needed, without worrying about how to do so.