How to Stand on a Skateboard

Skateboarding is a great recreation. It will strengthen your legs, improve your balance and bring you a great deal of entertainment. But like all sports, it’s important to follow proper precautions before diving head-first into the world of skating.

How to Stand on a Skateboard?

If you want to stand on a skateboard, you will need to practice and be patient. It takes time and balance to be able to stand on a skateboard. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Place the skateboard on the ground. You will need to start from a standing position. Put your front foot in the center of the board and your back foot on the tail.
  • Slowly start to apply pressure to the board with your front foot. As you do this, begin to shift your weight from your back foot to your front foot.
  • When you feel comfortable, start to kick off from the ground and continue to apply pressure to the board with your front foot.
  • Once you are in the air, use your back foot to control the direction of the skateboard. Remember to keep your balance and practice until you feel comfortable skating around.

What Are the Two Ways to Stand on a Skateboard?

There are two ways that you can stand on a skateboard. The first way is called the regular stance, and the second way is called the goofy stance. The regular stance is when you place your left foot at the front of the board and your right foot at the back of the board. This is the most common way to stand on a skateboard. 

The goofy stance is when you place your right foot at the front of the board and your left foot at the back of the board. This stance is less common, but it is not impossible to learn how to stand on a skateboard in this manner.

How Should a Beginner Balance a Skateboard?

A beginner should balance a skateboard by placing their feet evenly on the board. This will help you stay balanced and avoid tipping over. You can also practice balancing by holding the skateboard in your hands and placing one foot in the center of the board.

Where Should Your Feet Go on a Skateboard?

Your feet should be placed on the skateboard in a way that feels comfortable for you. Some people prefer to have their feet close together, while others like to have them further apart. Experiment with different foot placements until you find a stance that feels good for you.

How Can I Make My Skateboard More Stable?

If you want to make your skateboard more stable, you can try adding Riser Pads. Riser Pads are small pads that go between the trucks and the board. They help to absorb shock and make the skateboard more stable. You can also add riser pads if you find that your skateboard is wobbling or shaking.

How Do You Get Used to Riding a Skateboard?

The best way to get used to riding a skateboard is to practice. Start by riding in an open area with no traffic. Once you feel comfortable, you can start practicing in more crowded areas [1]. Remember to always be aware of your surroundings and be careful when riding near cars or other obstacles.


With these tips, you will be on your way to learning how to stand on a skateboard in no time. Just remember to be patient, practice often, and have fun.


Lucas Travis
Lucas Travis
Lucas is far from your regular skater boy—he is knowledgeable beyond riding basics and tricks; he knows the technicalities and specifics of every type of modern skateboards, bikes, and scooters. His passion for skateboarding inspired him to bring together a team of skateboard-lovers and experts to test new and popular models and come up with recommendations that will help every skateboard, bike or scooter enthusiasts like them.
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