6 months ago
Many girls look at their peers and older friends, who are cutting through the skateboard, and then they ask dads and mothers to give them such a cool thing. Parents do not seem to mind: they haven’t come up with anything better than outdoor activities. And live communication with peers is better than endless gatherings on the Internet.
It seems that a skateboard for a girl can be picked up at any store. However, prices often turn up, and goods are of poor quality. Yes, friends tell “horror” about the unimaginable trauma of a new hobby.
And at the same time, they recall that the girl was more appropriate to sit in the sandbox / embroider/read books, rather than ride on a skateboard. Do not deprive the child of the joy of movement. It’s better to get to know this sporting area.
First, you need to pick up protective equipment. Protection should be tried on and make sure that the knee pads and elbow pieces do not fidget, the gloves sit like a glove, and the helmet does not interfere with riding and does not squeeze the head.
Special clothes for skateboarding are not required, but at first, it’s worth putting on clothes that you don’t mind stain or tear. Dress so that you can easily put on and remove protective equipment. Shoes should be comfortable. Sneakers or sneakers are ideal.
When clothes and protection are picked up, you can go to the first training session. The first steps on a skateboard are best done under the guidance of an instructor. The specialist will tell you what to look for to hold on the board for as long as possible. If this were not nearby, dads or mothers would have to take on the role of an instructor.
First of all, the child should be brought to a flat area without pits and inclines. An ideal option would be a specially equipped playground.
First, the girl must learn to stand on the board. The legs are slightly bent; the back is straight, the body is slightly tilted forward, looking straight ahead. Pupils and adolescents can already control this situation on their own, but the babies will have to ensure their dad or mom. When the exercise “stand on the board” will be taken for granted, you can proceed to skate.
To begin with, they choose a pushing leg (this is the leg with which the child will push off when riding). Then the girl learns to push off, put a pushing leg next to the supporting one, without losing balance, ride on the board, and stop.\ You can’t say in advance how much time it will take to master the basic techniques of skateboarding. Some children take a couple of weeks to do this, while others take a couple of months.
It is essential to encourage the child and support his desire to get a new interesting skill.\ When a girl can boast of confident riding in a straight line, you can invite her to master one of the basic tricks. This is an Allie when a skateboarder jumps with the board. The athlete puts one leg on the backbend of the board (tail); the second stands in the center. Legs are slightly bent. Standing on the trail makes a click on the ground, and the second immediately extends parallel to the board.
A similar trick is nolly. Only a click is made with the foot in front, and the second leg pulls the skate up. Also, beginners are actively mastering the manual and rally with a twist.
The first is considered one of the simplest elements when an athlete clicks on the tail, lifting the front of the skate, and then holds the balance, helping himself with his hands.
The execution of the second is similar to the usual ollie; only it is performed with a twist: after clicking, you need to twist the board with your second foot and turn yourself. At first, you can help yourself with your hands.
The most challenging element is the kickflip. It is performed only when the ollie is obtained on the machine because both tricks start the same way. Only during the execution of the kickflip, it is necessary to twist the board in a horizontal plane.
First, they make an Allie, and when the front foot is at the level of the bend of the skate, it is sharply twisted. After rotation, the board is stopped with two legs.
If you want to master more complicated tricks, you should turn to experienced skaters. They can advise on the implementation of the element and verify the correctness of its application.
Skateboarding improves coordination and trains the vestibular apparatus. To stay on the board, the child has to use all the muscles of the body. If the girl rides often, her muscles will tone, she will become stronger and more resilient.
A child learns to control his actions, and even if something goes wrong, he will always have time to jump off the board and avoid falling. While cycling, repeating the same is much harder.
The skateboard does not contain small and sharp details. It is only necessary to control so that the restless child does not begin to unscrew the bolts that attach the wheels to the board.
Skateboarding is suitable for both teenagers and schoolchildren, as well as 4-5-year-old kids. On the one hand, a small child is still poorly on his feet, and it is too early to put him on the board. On the other hand, he has a relatively small body weight and short stature.
Therefore, even a fall from the skate will do without consequences.
Many people rightly call the disadvantage of a skateboard injury risk. This is true; they fall from the board not only during tricks but also while learning to keep a balance. It won’t work right away – to drive even a short distance on the board; you will have to work out.
It is almost impossible to protect yourself from falls, but to provide protection against bruises and abrasions is quite realistic. To do this, you should buy a child with a full set of protection (knee pads, elbow pieces, gloves, and helmet).
Skateboards are relatively inexpensive, but not every family can give 5 thousand rubles for a skateboard for a child. There are skateboards for sale that have a more realistic price tag. You definitely should not take frank cheap stuff, since there is a risk of running into a fake.
The difficulty is that a girl can “fall in love” with a beautiful pink skate, which in fact will turn out to be a rough fake, difficult to drive, and with poor quality wheels. Therefore, before going to the store, you must agree with the child that you will not miss the first thing that catches your eye.
Before heading to the store, it is worth getting to know the leading manufacturers of skateboards.
Markapa 22 skateboards are considered the most convenient models for those who are taking their first steps in the world of skateboarding. The middle part of these boards is strong and stable, which allows you to learn how to balance quickly.
BELEEV 22 skateboards are lightweight and beautifully designed. They are appreciated for their convenience and reliability. These boards are equipped with a small bend. Another popular company is the Penny Board, whose skateboards are bought for young children. And now, you can go and choose the right skateboard model for the young athlete.
There is an opinion that it is impossible to grow out of a skateboard. Roughly speaking, you can buy a 5-year-old girl an adult board, and she will ride until she gets bored. And mom and dad can also practice on such aboard. Picking up a skateboard is based on age characteristics. For example, for children under 5 years old, you should buy micro-boards, the size of which is 27.2-27.6×6.5-6.75 inches.
For 6-8-year-old girls, 28×7 inch mini-skateboards are purchased. For 9-12 years, the so-called mid-size skateboards are designed, the size of which is 29×7.3 inches. Finally, for 14-year-olds, they buy the Desks series skateboards. There is a gradation in growth: less than a meter, up to a meter, and up to one and a half meters. If you have to choose a skate for a teenager, you can pay attention not only to teenagers but also to adult models.
The most reliable are skates made from Canadian maple. As a rule, on a children’s skate, it takes 6-7 layers of this durable tree. Griptape is always glued to the board, which does not allow the legs to glide while moving. In appearance and touch, it should resemble sandpaper. The surface of the skateboard should be perfectly flat, the deck – without the slightest sign of delamination.
Polyurethane wheels should be approximately 52-70 cm in diameter. For beginners, it’s worth choosing skateboards with small soft wheels: they do not allow you to develop high speed and are easier to control. If skateboarding drags on, it will eventually be possible to purchase a model with hard wheels for speed skating.
You should carefully inspect the suspension to which the wheels are attached. If a skate is bought for a small child, it is enough to make sure that the suspension does not “crawl out” of the board. For a teenager and a schoolboy, you need to choose a model with thick metal pendants. They make the skate more cumbersome but hold the wheels firmly.
It is worth paying attention to the concave – the front and rear bend of the board. A beginner skater is ideally suited for a board with an average concave. Pronounced bends are more suitable for tricks.
The year of manufacture of the product is essential. The skateboard is slightly deformed during storage, so it’s worth buying a board released this year.
It should be borne in mind that the price consists not only of the quality of materials but also of the presence or absence of design. Painted or luminous skateboards are more expensive than regular plain boards. The latter can be independently painted in any color or decorated with cool stickers.
A skateboard can be used as a vehicle or sports equipment to perform tricks.
The design of a skateboard consists of several basic elements:
Before starting classes, it is important to take care of equipment, the choice of a place for skiing. This applies to both children and adults. A beginner should choose a board-wide enough to learn the basics of riding easier and faster. It is advisable to choose an aluminum suspension; do not chase a large wheel size. While a beginner is studying, a relatively flat board with a rigid chassis will be needed.
Tips for beginners: