Turn through the board in a circle (kick-turn). This is a good method for starting to learn skateboard tricks.
The kick-turn is a lifting of the front wheels and a 180-degree turn.
This provides a very fast and precise turn, which cannot be done on the ground or on a skateboard.
It is a good standard block for more advanced tricks.
Ollie. This is probably the most important trick you can learn. It is the starting point for a huge variety of more advanced tricks.
An ollie is a jump in which your board seems to stick to your feet. To do an ollie, you have to get your feet right, along with good balance and timing.
You have to bend your knees in a crouched position as if you were rolling, and then jump up, taking the tail of your skateboard off the ground. Make sure you bend your legs at the knees, because this can cushion the impact during the landing.
When you become more experienced, you can practice doing higher and longer ollies.
Nolli. This is a variation of the nolli trick, which is the raising of the front of the skateboard during the jump, but without leaning backward. Once you have learned the ollie, the nollie will be easier to master.
To do the nollie, put your front foot on the nose of the board and your back foot on the middle of the board. Crouch down, then jump up, lifting the nose of the board above the ground. Align your board as you fly, then bend your legs at the knees as you land.
You may feel a little awkward when learning to nollie, as learning to lift the board with a non-dominant foot can be difficult. Don't worry if you can't reach the same height as you do when nolliing. This is normal.
Learn how to control your skateboard. It's basically about riding on your rear wheels, like on a bike or motorcycle, where you lean back and lift your front wheels while rolling on the surface.
You need to take care of your balance, so it will take some time to figure out the proper position of your feet. Place your back foot on the tail of the skateboard (almost completely covering it) and your front foot just behind your back foot.
Now lean your weight back slightly until the front wheels are off the ground, and try to hold that position as you roll. Don't lean back too much, because the tail of the skateboard can hurt itself against the ground.
When learning this method (especially for skateboarders who lean back too much), many people are behind the board. When this happens, it's easy to step back and hit your head on the ground. This is very dangerous, so it's important to always wear a helmet.
The 180-degree turn is basically an ollie, where both you and your board turn 180 degrees in the air and land in a fake position. This is one of the more difficult basic tricks, so you must first become well versed in the ollie and kick-turn before attempting it.
You can do a 180-degree turn with your front side or your back side. It depends on which side you are more comfortable turning. Turning forward (front side) is considered easier than turning backward (back side).
To do the front ollie, put your feet in the ollie position. As you crouch down in preparation for the jump, jump up and turn your body and shoulders toward the back.
Get the back of the board off the ground and then rotate your shoulders forward as you jump. The rest of your body and board will follow your shoulders.
You can land in a fake or switch to a fake, which means rotating backward with your dominant foot forward.
Explore some variations. The vast majority of skateboarding tricks are simply variations of basic tricks. The more variations you add to your arsenal, the more impressive your skateboarding will look.
Kick-turn variations: face kick-turn, tick-tock, fake kick-turn, and transition kick-turn.
Ollie and nollie variations. Once you have mastered the ollie, you can start olling from curbs, ramps, down stairs, etc. You will also be able to do 180, 360 (or more) degree turns from both the front and back sides. In addition, any tricks you do with an ollie can also be done with some modifications and with a nollie.
Control variations. You can control the nose of the skateboard (riding two front wheels instead of two rear wheels), control one foot and one wheel.
The kick flip is another fundamental trick to learn.
It is basically an ollie, where you push up the edge of the skateboard while jumping, so it flips in the air before landing.
Once you have mastered the basic kick flip, you can practice some variations, such as varial kick flip, double kick flip, varial kick flip and indie kick flip.