Beginner Tricks

Sidewalk brings you our simple How To’s for all the basic beginner skateboarding tricks. The ollie is the fundamental building block of all skating tricks. Master dropping in and pumping before moving on to tricks such as the rock fakie. You can then progress on to the nose of your board and learn how to nollie. We've got detailed step by step guides and pictures plus videos so you'll nail it in no time.
Beginner Tricks

How To Ollie | Sidewalk Basics

The ollie is the fundamental building block of all other skateboard tricks. Once you learn how to ollie, a whole world of possibility will open...

How To Ollie | Sidewalk Basics
Beginner Tricks

How To Boardslide | Sidewalk Basics

Technically the backside variation, but it is generally referred to as the boardslide. Learn how to boardslide and it will be a gateway to much...

How To Boardslide | Sidewalk Basics
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How To FS 50-50 | Sidewalk Basics

This is the most simple of all grinding tricks and the best introduction to the technique and feeling of grinding. Learn how to FS 50-50...

How To FS 50-50 | Sidewalk Basics
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How To Rock Fakie | Sidewalk Basics

This is an essential transition basic once you’ve mastered dropping in and pumping - it also sets you up to attempting a fakie trick on...

How To Rock Fakie | Sidewalk Basics
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How To Tail Stall | Sidewalk Basics

The fakie tail stall is the most basic of all fakie (or backwards) transition tricks...

How To Tail Stall | Sidewalk Basics
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How To Frontside Ollie | Sidewalk Basics

As the most basic turning ollie variation, the frontside 180 ollie (frontside ollie) is an essential and fundamental trick...

How To Frontside Ollie | Sidewalk Basics
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How To Backside Ollie | Sidewalk Basics

The backside ollie is a fundamental that will lead you onto more advanced backside tricks...

How To Backside Ollie | Sidewalk Basics
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How To Nollie | Sidewalk Basics

If you're comfortable with a few basic tricks, learning to nollie will get you used to popping from the other foot, and open up even...

How To Nollie | Sidewalk Basics
Beginner Tricks

Beginner - How to Pop Shuvit

Combine pop and scoop to get your Pop Shove-Its right - follow the step-by-step guide and how to video here...

Beginner - How to Pop Shuvit
Beginner Tricks

How to Axle Stall | Sidewalk Basics

Build up your transition trickbook with some solid fundamentals - learn how to Axle Stall from this video and step-by-step guide.

How to Axle Stall | Sidewalk Basics
Beginner Tricks

How to Ollie

http://mpora.com/videos/F9jATVc6h This trick is the key to virtually every other street trick that exists; the cleaner and higher your ollie is, the easier it will be...

How to Ollie
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How to Backside 180 Ollie

This uses a similar technique to a Frontside 180, although it may seem a little more tricky to begin with because you’re turning blindside and you...

How to Backside 180 Ollie
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How to Frontside 180 Ollie

The Frontside 180 Ollie is the obvious next step after learning the straight ollie. Not only will having a controlled 180 ollie help you learn...

How to Frontside 180 Ollie
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How to Pop Shove It

The pop shove it is a weird one in that it’s technically pretty easy to do, but to do it with decent pop and to...

How to Pop Shove It
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How to Drop In

Dropping in is the ultimate ramp basic, without it you’ll be stranded on the flat bottom unable to get enough speed to get anywhere near...

How to Drop In
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How to Backside Axle Stall

The backside axle stall is another fundamental basic that you will need to learn to gain confidence and speed and be able to link up...

How to Backside Axle Stall
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How to Rock Fakie

After the drop in, the rock fakie is definitely the scariest and most potentially lethal of all ramp basics, but you need to learn it...

How to Rock Fakie
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How to Frontside Slash Grind

The frontside slash grind is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most enjoyable trick in skateboarding full stop. Once you’ve learned this fundamental basic...

How to Frontside Slash Grind
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How to Nollie

Once you’ve got all of your regular popped street basics down, it’s time to move onto the nose of your board and learn The Nollie...

How to Nollie