How to Push a Longboard for Beginners
Pushing is how you’re gonna get your speed
That’s how you’re gonna start getting around and start moving around on your longboard
Pushing happens when you take one foot off the board and you
Push it against the pavement and you roll forward while your foot stays in place so you’re transferring motion from one to the other
Most people tend to push with their front foot on the board
So their dominant foot that first part of your stance and your back leg starts about around where your trucks are and push backward and you extend forward.
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When pushing some of the things that you can run into is you want to make sure to be keeping your eyes up and not down.
Because you look where you’re gonna go.
If you’re pushing and looking at your feet odds are you’re gonna run into something or you’re gonna fall.
Your eyes follow what’s going to happen.
They tell you what you’re gonna do another thing is when people sometimes they will kick their wheel.
So you’ll be pushing and your foot will be way too close to your board it’ll almost be rubbing up against it you can feel the grip tape on your ankle.
And when you’re doing that you have a really high chance of kicking your wheel.
And when you kick your wheel you’re probably gonna fall and that’s no fun.
So you don’t want to do that you want to make sure you have good space between your foot and your board when you’re pushing.
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Some people do something that is a little different it’s called pushing Mongo
That’s where you actually push with your front foot
I personally don’t do this
I have some friends that do it
Some people say it’s a little more unbalanced
I think it just depends on who you’re talking to if you learn one way that’s what you know when pushing Mongo it’s the same thing but instead, you balance on your back foot and you need to be a little more careful of how much pressure and turning