Private Lessons - Skate Basics

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What You'll Learn:

1. Naming the parts of the board

Understanding the mechanics of how the board works helps with an intuitive understanding of balance

2. Stationary Stance

  • Working on stance with the boards flipped and introducing center of gravity
  • Practice one leg “Push Squat” 
  • Stretching

3. Pushing

  • Transferring the stance onto a moving board
  • Working on basic pushing technique

4. Foot Braking

  • Working on balancing on one leg
  • Activity: Various Balance Exercises 

5. Carving

Heelside and toeside weight distribution, wheelbite, bushing adjustments (tension v. duro), regulating speed.