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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.

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39 Comments on Skateboarding video tips and tricks

  1. skateboarder // March 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm // Reply

    if you do an ollie cant you do any trick?

  2. Awesome!!!

  3. i havn’t done any tricks yet but i’m not bad. And unlike the video i have no pads.mayby i’ll get some for my birthday!

  4. skatedaddy // March 4, 2011 at 8:22 am // Reply

    iam advaced i do nollies kick flips and even a frontside noseblint revert

  5. FIRST I’M DOING OLLIE!!!

  6. Awesome once I get my mom to give me a skate bord I will be soo ready

  7. i love the video but i still need help with the ollie

  8. this is good advice thanks

  9. It took me like 20 times to do an ollie.But i kept trying and i finally did it.remeber,hard work always pays off

  10. I HAVEN’T DID ANY TRICKS ON MY SKATEBOARD YET!.

  11. I KNOW HOW TO SKATE BUT THAT WAS COOL!

  12. you bet he is

  13. skate master28 // February 7, 2011 at 9:38 pm // Reply

    skateboarding is one of the best sports in the world love it!!!i learned the ollie

  14. Guys, you may not acomplish your goals fast, but you will get it soon, because I could’nt get to 360 flip for a while, but I did not give up.-DONT GIVE UP!

  15. I love skating and this is so cool. but I can’t do an olly yet.
    I have lots of skating friends.

  16. i have landed the ollie and also the kick flip at 10

    • i learned how to ollie,360 kickflip,and360 grind so kool thanks keith

      • Skateordie // April 6, 2011 at 4:21 pm //

        I ride a birdhouse and 2 world indistries. I can do an ollie,nollie,kickflip,heelflip,shovit,360shovit,180,and frontside 180 shovit,tell me sum tips to go pro please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. i have a birdhouse sb. its built for speed, not tricks

  18. sk8in freako // February 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm // Reply

    buy your protective gear

  19. i learnded how to do that when i was 7 i am serious

    • carzy skater // February 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm // Reply

      nice i starded skating last year and can do an olli and no how to do a kickflip but cant stick the landing and i also no how to drop in

  20. I have been skating for a while and I can now Ollie, 50-50, and Ollie off a curb. If u need a deck, just ask around for a local skate shop. Once you get there, find a board u like. BUT I warn u- decks are NOT going to cost you at least under a hundred dollars. If you have a board from Target that was $30, u aren’t skating.

  21. Sk8ting is God’s way of saying “I love humans.”

  22. easy

  23. dont count on doing it that fast, it takes a while.

  24. GOD BLESS SKATEBOARDING!!!

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