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Learn how to skateboard with this Howcast video series for the beginner skateboarder.
You Will Need
- A skateboard
- A helmet and pads
- A pair of skateboard or athletic shoes
- A handrail not attached to a wall
Know how to ollie
Before you try to boardslide, make sure you know how to ollie, a maneuver that allows you to jump onto the rail with your board.
Practice your ollie
Practice your ollie on various surfaces. Then, find a sturdy rail that can support your weight.
Start the boardslide
Using your back foot, roll toward the railing and do an ollie that will land you onto the railing.
Slide down the rail
Twist your body and board so that one set of wheels is on either side of the railing and you are facing forward. Balance your weight on the board and slide down to the other end of the railing.
When you are within one foot of the end of the rail, perform a second ollie to dismount, using enough force to get you and the board clear of the railing. Twist your body and board back to your regular skateboarding position, bend your knees slightly, and land on all four wheels. Roll away from the railing and come to a stop.