How To Get Running Start Of A Longboard | Easy Guide

Have you a longboard? And do you contribute a little bit time on it? You can start it easily. It uses a long board than a skateboard, big wheels and big trucks for speed and freeride slide. It really an interesting equipment to run and easy to start than any skateboards.

What is a Longboard?

Longboard is a similar term of skateboard which is used for sports purpose. A longboard is a sports item looks like same to the skateboard but longer in length. This term and the sports come from skateboarding. So, we can say it as the subcategory of skateboard. In the same way, all longboards are skateboards, but all skateboards are not a longboard. In between 1940 to 1950, Californian skateboards surfers thought about something to do when waves are not in the sea. They created this longboard which can make move whenever waves are flat. Within the brief time it becomes more popular and spreads out throughout the area.

Before to running start of a longboard just you read this easy guideline.

Part – One

Step-1

Fix your target in a board

At first decide what to do with longboard. According to your destination you are to select your longboard. You can get different facilities from various size longboards. Short type longboard gives you maximum turning facilities, but you can fell shortly. On the other hand, longer boards are opposite of the short boards. It is stable but not smart enough to move around. So, it will be the smart decision to select a longer board for a beginner.

Step-2

Take protective gear

To be an expert longboard rider there is no other way to practice. But practice may occur your injury. To save yourself from it you need to take the protective measure. Specially for the beginner protective gear are essential. You need to take a fitted helmet to save the head, Special shoes for skateboard and available of pads (Elbow and Knee).

Step-3

Running start of a Longboard

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Try out you about leg placement

There are two terms in board riding. If you are a skater of right foot forward than you are a goofy. If you skate your left foot forward than you are a regular rider. It is totally a natural system that your foot placing in the longboard without any guiding. First you place your one foot, if you feel uneasy than you place another foot on forward.

Step-4

Try to ride on a flat surface

Try to move on and get forward for easy flow over the flat pitch. Your gravity will be in center for betterment. Try to be comfortable for moving forward.

Step-5

Basic stance

Place your foot in space of shoulder level or slightly bigger into forty-five-degree angle. Try to easy move towards forward. You will be easily travelling on. After one stance, you will be able to find next stance with you comfortability.

Step-6

Balance yourself

Just try to move on and balance according to demand of board and your body. You can use your arms by spreading and knee band for better balance. You will able to balance accordingly. Don’t look down to the board, Looks forward. It will guide you to tackle your balance. It’s natural to get balance from your smart body language.

Part – Two

Step-1

Practice moving forward

By taking your balance, your back foot takes off from the board and with the help of right foot try to push the board forward. A big push in the starting and for balancing several smaller pushes for running. Keep your body easy and normal balancing. Try to get more speed than you will able to move a long way by one push.

Step-2

Turning practice

It is quite easy to turn with this longboard. Just give the pressure on one side of the board, leaning to expected direction, you will able to turn. This way you can turn yourself left and right by giving pressure with adverse direction.

Step-3

Slow down and get stop

By dragging your foot on the ground, you can get slow and finally you can stop fully. In high speed, you can use your hand and body with the momentum of air. You can stop yourself. But first one is the most reliable way to stop and get slow.

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Step-4

Practice sliding

For the faster run, you need to learn sliding. For sliding you need to add sliding gloves or squares of cutting board. It can be obtained from market. Place your front foot to forward and give full weight to the front foot. Slide back foot out of the board, band your knee almost towards the ground contact. Gradually apply pressure to stop. Don’t touch your toe or heel with the ground it may be injurious for you. Try with the middle of the sole.

Step-5

Being expert

Practice maximum to learn the techniques for flexibility. To get sliding and curving practice is must. Nothing to be tension, everything is in your control. Use sliding to avoid road rush.

Caution

It is so funny but danger to do. It will better to get best guide line before your practice. Protective measure must be taken. Try to avoid uneven surface. Without being expert, it should not to be take part in competition. First aid should be in touch of hand.

Happy longboarding will give you the awesome experience and excessive joy. But, in the outer part it may be serious injurious for body. So, Lifesaving should to take first or you can practice under guidance of an expert. Happy longboarding for better life. Share your experience with us.

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