Hi Rob Dunfey here and today I’m going to teach you how to skateboard how to skateboard now first thing you
want to do is you want to look at your equipment hopefully you’ve just
picked up the skateboard if not you might be borrowing one my friend
either is fine you always wanna look first at the bolts now this bolt in the center of your truck dictates how much your wheels can turn on the
skateboard if that bolt is too loose then you’re
gonna be doing wobbly turns and might not have a lot of control
over your skateboard pingback: moves to tighten you’re good have very little control over your skateboard
well as well because you will be able to turn so you want to find a good and balance
between to loose and too tight when you learn how to skateboard if you have ever surfed before or if you’ve ever snowboarded you’ll notice that either your left foot is forward or your right foot is forward right meaning goofy left meaning regular after you’ve determined which stance you are you want to place your front foot over three at the top for boards my
leaving this bolt open place your board down onto the ground hormones now your body placement is absolutely crucial to learning how to skateboard you’ll want to lean keeping your front shoulder directly over your front foot with about 95
percent of your weight and you’re going to place your back foot back on the ground just in front back to Queens keeping your way centered over your prom fun then what you going
to use your kick off the ground and place your back foot onto the back four bolts and ride
forward the entire time you’re doing this to keep your way stupid on cheers came over your
front three bolts want the peaks miss thanks for beginners his not keeping me awake forward
committed on assigned that happening is it not push like this and you got a
pushing more than necessary using up moored
effort the needs journey tire using and you’re gonna wear
yourself out so absolutely crucial that’s you fun entire time you learn how to push when you start to slow down that’s when
you wanna take one big push off the ground and place
that back back onto those battles 3 master out bush on a skateboard you then want to learn how to turn where
you learn how to turn you should which replace important and
practice added you runs which are pretty simple
set with your skateboard base from you they
sit back 100 percent tale portion which comes out your toes not last moment side the board she’s like the wind and
dangled me right here with you back you want rest thing straight down and simultaneously live mom is well with
them keep me signed the man in your mind down
once you can do 15 to 20 on those front lifts then what
to do with the same I’m set up going straight up directly
straight down is adding a little bit of forward
movement into the from month you want to keep your back doing
the exact seen both going straight down its straight up slightly forward with
your father when learning how to turn on a
skateboard always wanna keep your eyes looking
directly where your front to wheels landing so if you’re turning this
way field way to turning backwards over your
shoulder wanna be welcome shoulder after you learn how to push how to turn
on a skateboard really learned a lot the peace tens also were thinking your skateboard all
times I didn’t like both you put too much
weight on the backend work scarlet the the front on the board
up too much on the front Diaz too much on the side too much on the
other side and that’s mixed mom so you all want to keep wat Center balanced in your
arms out as if you’re running a sir were
snowboard more any other type thing do you learns how to be good at turning gonna
keep your balance you then be able to do that inclines
deals in writing more down the sideline check out my video on how to Mali
because after this to be ready to learn some tricks my name
is Rob go skiing dot com and have a nice day


  1. Kai Hakim says:

    If you’re looking for good frequent skateboarding montages, trick tips, or day to day skating sessions much like this video, check out my channel.

  2. igor pavlov says:

    thanks a lot.

  3. myproducks says:

    Wow! Great teacher and nice guy. Sweet video mate!

  4. Let it Shinewolf says:

    thats a funny way of spelling virus..?

  5. mckenley ramos says:

    Thc yo

  6. grace coco says:

    Thank you

  7. Icy Diamond says:

    Thank you

  8. Shroomie Doo says:

    the captions are killing me! lol

  9. Joritomo says:

    Thats sad and funny at once 😀

  10. babi ore says:

    Tnx! 🙂

  11. Maeko Chihusa says:

    I've watched tons of how to videos, this one is the most specific, thanks a ton!

  12. CodyES Hunt says:

    pretty solid video

  13. faqo says:

    cool, now can i get my virus in blue?

  14. Harrison Harrison says:

    Im regular

  15. shindo kun says:

    thanx ! i'm gonna go try turning now

  16. BoBzDoesGaming1 says:

    4 words: U SUCK AT SKATING

  17. itsLean ★ says:

    haha that's so lame 😛

  18. any1 says:


  19. Saikiran Ram says:

    Yours is the best video I've seen on the basics.

  20. ChinMediaHD says:

    the one thing i was suppose to buy with the skateboard was a helmet (really bad memory) i fell of my skateboard and hit my head on the concrete (luckily i didn't crack it).
    but not going on the skateboard again for a week until i think my heads ok and that i have more knowledge.

    I haven't got anywhere that has flat surfaces apart from car parks and they're always busy and the paths i was on was rough and slightly bumpy but did ok on it.
    Any other places that are good for beginners?

  21. haaanothanks says:

    Thank you I just bought a skateboard yesterday did everything u said it worked like a charm thanx buddy!

  22. haaanothanks says:


  23. ChinMediaHD says:

    would if i could but almost all houses in the UK don't have basements.

  24. MegPa Bladux says:

    Thanks that helped a lot!!!!!!

  25. Wilson Das Reeves says:

    My friend hit the back of his head while riding a skateboard so now he cant smell, and since you use most of your taste from smelling he cant taste. 🙁

  26. Schizo Bunny says:

    2:23 me…

  27. REKT_ says:

    today i was skating and tripped and it huts when im breathing sometimes

  28. Tianna Parsons says:

    The issue I have isn't so much that I don't have the semantics down, it's switching between skating without a backpack and then with a backpack (& the weight of that varies). I also noticed that I have to be super aware if I'm wearing boots. I keep feeling like I have to adjust my front foot (which is left for me) & the way I have to adjust it to center my balance still makes it difficult to push off. So should I just move my front foot back a bit more on the board when I have these problems or?

  29. Adison Mcconnell says:

    Not helpful

  30. JayL says:

    I can ride now no teachers or anything

  31. Alexxis Leah says:

    Those captions omg ahaha

  32. The Dude says:

    Omg turn on captions before you start the vid lol

  33. Eric Sorensen says:

    Gah shit. I longboard was thinking of getting into skateboard… Not sure how that weight thing is going to work as I'm mongo. I push with my front foot (Left)

  34. james shoemaker says:

    pastry five over three albums ball?
    without ninetyfive percentof the weak directly over your phone and even if they start back toward marti gras?


  35. james shoemaker says:

    ok is it just me or are the captions messed up

  36. Justin Martinez says:

    I'm a master of riding skateboards I know how to do everything like seriously.

  37. AIFYAify says:

    WTF are the captions saying?

  38. madalyn arago says:

    this is a good video for beginners and a very good video

  39. RidingonxThattx Boardd says:

    Heh, Everytime I ride my skateboard, I think of that time when I was just learning I walked into Little Ceasers acting all bad ass, and when I attempted to ride out with the pizza, it ended it a Epic Fail! I'm such a Idiot.

  40. Seths Scrambles says:

    I've been trying to find good tutorials on how to ride a skateboard, and I think I just found the first good one! Thanks dude.

  41. JesseConner says:

    Awesome thanks

  42. John Szaniszlo says:

    Oh my god I just did 4 nose grinds

  43. Michelle Lo says:

    This is really helpful. Thanks!!

  44. Mai Hassan says:

    Yea I know how to skate now

  45. jennifer says:

    I would always lean to much in the back,and i would fall now i know not to

  46. jennifer says:

    I would always lean to much in the back,and i would fall now i know not to

  47. Arreis Williams says:

    I have a prop every time i ride it the board goes to the left by its self 

  48. John Dennis says:

    You said always keep your weight centered but earlier you said 95% of your weight has to be on your front foot

  49. akeem Price says:

    when the snow melt i would go out side and try it

  50. Daniel Edwards says:

    Thx thx

  51. Stay in Tokyo says:

    Thanks man I need help for that bro

  52. SugarBray says:

    wtf is with the subtitles? dont even read what hes saying

  53. Amy Nelson says:

    Thx dood this helped me tons 😀

  54. shrimpluvthe sea says:

    That was a great tutorial! Helped a lot 😀 thanks

  55. Season Maharjan says:

    does stance matters?

  56. melissa perucho says:

    Real skaters know that that's the poser way you have to start you leg in the end and push and put the other leg in front he is not a real skater

  57. Synthetic Narm says:

    got better grip

  58. leon123421 says:

    "riding a boat…" american english system are work.

  59. Heavy Toxin says:

    turn on the subtitles XD

  60. barker skates says:

    If you want to learn how to Ollie check my video

  61. TheYumeNingyo says:

    thanks for the video – short yet very informative for beginners. btw, if my right leg is dominant, but I cant ride regular and ride goofy, is that alrite?

  62. Moniez_secret says:

    I used to skate but stopped for a while which made me forget how to be comfortable with my skateboard but now im all good 🙂 thanks

  63. Mukhlis Royhan says:

    Very helpful thanks

  64. Bruce Lee says:

    Thank you. This video was really helpful. This helped me get out of the habit of riding mongo.

  65. Pearlisms S says:

    great lesson!!

  66. andrewsalazar1006 says:

    Anyone ride goofy?

  67. zhewei4831 says:

    Thanks !!! its was really helpful 😀

  68. augustus344 says:

    i do this strange thing, i ride goofy on a snowboard and regular on a skateboard. I dont even know why. Is this bad?

  69. Gatis Green says:

    Thanks , this help !)))

  70. king ring says:

    i am new

  71. neronick4 says:

    Holy shit you're from ubc right?
    Can you teach me personally?

  72. Chazz says:

    Uhhhhhhhh next time mybe! Do…… It in the day not night

  73. Jake O'Brien says:

    Great video it helps a lot and now I'm better

  74. haocen wang says:

    I just start to skateboard and I find goofy is comfortable for me to ride, but I also feel that if I ride regular is will be easy to make ollie and other tricks. So which way should I do, the goofy or regular?

  75. Erik Peterson says:


  76. jax bedford says:

    Thanks for the help

  77. Bakayero says:

    hilarious subtitles rolf….  video is good though

  78. MJ Sleepy Raptor says:

    i need to learn again because all of my squad skateboards cx

  79. Brianna Parish says:

    You are very helpful I rate this video a 10/10

  80. Toby Thompdon says:


  81. Chris Lawrence says:


  82. Iyanna says:

    This is gonna take me forever but I rlly wanna learn. I'm gonna fall so many times it's unbelievable lol

  83. Craig McCauley says:

    I'm 38 and I just bought my first skateboard. Feeling rad 😎

  84. E : says:

    Hey I literally only just bought a board and wanna start learning one prob I can't even go down the hall way without falling off help lol 🙂

  85. Joel Ruiz says:

    bro! I'm 22 and with this video right off helped a ton awesome keep it up!

  86. Joel Ruiz says:

    never skated before why I mentioned the age xD

  87. Jermane Fields says:

    why does right mean goofy?

  88. bret m says:

    this vid is so helpful thanks

  89. Catherine Ford says:

    thanks dude it helped

  90. Braxton Baker says:

    thanks, after watching this video, i got sponsored by DGK
    lol jk

  91. Miguel says:

    I'm 68 and am buying my first skateboard. your video was the most helpful I've watched. I've been snowboarding for over thirty years and surfed before that so I'm pretty optimistic. I always regretted missing the skater movement but when it was getting popular I was on my way to Viet Nam.

  92. Miguel says:

    I'm 68 and am buying my first skateboard. your video was the most helpful I've watched. I've been snowboarding for over thirty years and surfed before that so I'm pretty optimistic. I always regretted missing the skater movement but when it was getting popular I was on my way to Viet Nam. Wish me luck!

  93. Miguel says:

    I'm 68 and am buying my first skateboard. your video was the most helpful I've watched. I've been snowboarding for over thirty years and surfed before that so I'm pretty optimistic. I always regretted missing the skater movement but when it was getting popular I was on my way to Viet Nam. Wish me luck!

  94. Mysticofshadowyhearts says:

    Hey I just checked out your website earlier because I've always wanted to learn how skateboard. My brother used to skateboard all the time but he quit because he kept breaking them in half but his friend made a chair out of his broken skateboards which was cool. So I just Gotta see how much the lessons are and Gotta get myself a skateboard and hopefully I'll be set.

  95. Devilishly Dutch says:

    This actually helped a tonne, I did figure out you should lean forward or you'd fall, but really hearing that like 85% of your lean should be on your front foot on the bolts helped a bunch

  96. Kookie says:

    Is it bad if I am better skateboarding with my foot in the back of the skatboard

  97. Feng Xu says:

    Great tutorial, but shouldn't you place your back foot on the tail instead of the nose?

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