You can never become super rich or super successful overnight. You always take small steps toward success and excellence, and build up on that, be it writing, skateboarding, cooking, or even computer programming.
Talking of skateboarding, obviously, on day one, you will not learn any trick. But as you go along, get better, practice, you can learn the tricks of the trade easily. Not just that, you will also know about the variation of skateboarding called longboarding.
This is probably one of those initial skateboarding tricks you might learn. Sliding involves using the board in a way which helps you to stop the board.
For getting the maximum mileage for each push, the art of body tuck is very important. Maximum aerodynamics are achieved with the help of the tuck. Tucking allows you to travel longer distances with less effort. To tuck, push off with your dominant foot, while your planted foot will be far to the front of the board.
✦ Imbibe and practice the ways to stop the board from rolling and come to a halt. Trying out a wrong method or doing a correct method in a wrong way, could lead to an injury. The correct way to come to a halt with your board is very important. Footbraking, air braking, sliding, carving, rolling, and riding are some of the tricks used for stopping.
At the end of the day, practice is the most important thing. Do not forge the safety gear.