When it comes to skateboarding and learning the different tricks, it can sometimes feel like you’re better off reading an encyclopedia. Truthfully, skaters kinda need one, but a trickipedia if you will. Because like most sports and art forms, learning a few pieces of foundational knowledge can really help expedite the learning process.
With our GOSKATE Guide to Identifying Skateboard Tricks, we’ll teach you the necessary foundational knowledge to recognize any skateboarding trick. After all, it shouldn’t be harder to identify the trick than to land it… right?
So without further ado, here’s what we’ll go over in this article:
How to Identify Tricks Based on StanceHow to Identify Tricks Based on ObstacleHow to Identify Tricks Based on Maneuvers
Going over these three main archetypes will establish your base in just a few minutes, and ultimately teach you how to not only identify skateboard tricks but anticipate them.
Because as you will learn in this article: once you recognize the stance and the obstacle the skater is about to skate, you then can more easily identify the maneuver and complete the entire trick. Simply but profoundly, most skate tricks are actually a combination of tricks based on this equation. So if it feels like you have to study, it’s because, well, you do.