Skateboarding is a great sport and hobby. While participating in this great hobby you can acquire the amount of exercise needed as well as being involved in something that you enjoy. Learning tricks on a skateboard was a lot more difficult in the past. When this sport was first invented the skateboards were made out of boxes and wood boards. On the bottom of the board were attached rolling wheels. It was very hard for many people to even stand up on a skateboard as it would wobble a lot and they would lose their balance and fall. These types of boxes just were not sturdy enough. Soon, companies came out more of a stable technique. They compressed the wood boards down so it would be flatter and would provide equal weight on both sides of the wheels. After the newer skateboards were invented tricks then became a lot more popular.
An "Ollie", which is a leap into the air, is usually one of the first tricks that are taught to beginners. To do an Ollie, the first thing you should do is make sure your stance is correct. Your back foot should be at the back of the skateboard and your front foot should be in the middle of the board. Next, bend your knees and push your back foot down on the board as fast and as hard as you can. This will force you and the board into the air. Once you are in the air rotate your front foot as far as you can to the front of board. This will cause your board to go higher and you should land exactly how you started. The Ollie takes lots of practice and make sure you work on getting the timing correct. Many people have problems with rolling when they are just beginning to practice. A good idea is to try to start on the carpet first as the carpet will prevent you from rolling. After you perfect a standing Ollie work your way onto the gravel. You will soon be able to do an Ollie while rolling down a hill!
Skateboarding is a great sport that you should consider joining. Many places these days have skateboard parks specifically designed for boarders. These parks include different ramps, rails and jumps you can practice on and a great place to hang out with your friends. Great exercise and good company - what more could you ask for?