We’re going to talk about an essential park
of street skating and also an avoidable part of street skating and that’s falling. When
learning how to skateboard it’s inevitable that you’re going to fall. The trick is to
learn how to fall properly to avoid serious injury you can start by practicing how to
fall in a grassy surface at the end of a pavement surface like this. The trick when falling
is to prevent putting your hands down, putting your hands down and straightening your arms
puts all of your body weight on your arms and can possible break them. When you see
yourself falling even though you have the instinct to put your hands out it’s important
to tuck your arms and roll on your shoulder. This will prevent you from serious risk injury.
Let’s practice on the grass. First we’ll demonstrate the improper way to fall, I approach the grass
the board stops I begin to fall and put my hands out. This can potentially break or spring
or both of my wrist, now let’s see the proper way of falling. Once again I approach the
grassy surface this time I’m going to tuck in my arms and roll on my shoulder. By rolling on your shoulders your body absorbs
most of your weight and it doesn’t come down on your arms. Take it from someone who’s broken
both of their arms skateboarding learning how to fall is an essential part of learning
how to skateboard.