What's most helpful?
What are the best Freebord 101 tips?
- getting comfortable shifting weight Toes/Heels before going downhill
- trying to push slides while holding onto a railing
- finding the right hill (pavement, steepness, slow enough to run enough)
- comprehension of what causes an edge catch
- commitment to each edge
My comments to people 1st timers
• Learning to slide a Freebord is easier than sliding a skateboard/longboard
• Learning to ride a Freebord is harder than riding a skateboard/longboard
• Most people who learn how to snowboard/surf take lessons. Have patience and take some tips from experienced riders
• Everyone learns different & everyone positions their body in a certain way. It's helpful to have a visual representation of what you're doing to give proper feedback. "Take a video and post it" and the community will give tips. People will most likely provide similar advice but a single comment might click for your conceptualization.
Lately a trick that seems to work well for people is getting them to do microjumps allot. Hopping around gets them more comfortable, and relaxed when they ride.
@suntorn I used that to help me early on. Hopping over cracks a lot. Having the correct balance to jump and land a jump will translate into an overall better balance while riding. Just like when you are not on a board.
Absolutely dude!, also it helps because you are off balance at first and rather than jump off the board, small hops to correct and stay rolling seem to be the ticket. Most people that hop around learn much faster in my experience.