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5 Tips for your First Time on a Skateboard

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Your new cool green transport will give you lots of room for creativity once you've mastered the basics. In addition to using your board for simple back-and-forth to and from work, school, rad parties, dental checkups, or whatever else is going on in your life, skateboarding can be a serious artform. Take a weekend afternoon or two to just plain mess around and enjoy the zen of skating. But, before you take a flying leap at your first ollie, make sure you can simply locomote responsibly and safely.

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