The basics

Skateboarding fundamentals

In this chapter, Rune Glifberg shows you how to do an ollie, a kickflip, and a drop-in, which are the foundation for all tricks in skateboarding. He also goes through the basic elements of a skateboard and the essential equipment you need to get started with skating. There are many details you should pay attention to: How tight is your kingpin? How soft are the wheels? What shape does the board have? How grippy is your grip tape?