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Longboarding

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Level 1

Introduction to Longboarding:

Discussing and explaining the various styles of longboarding

Explaining the features of the longboard (Trucks, wheels, board shape)

Discussing and explaining safety equipment

Awareness on different types of terrain

Discovering your stance, regular or goofy

Pushing techniques

Turning/Carving

Slowing down (foot breaking / carves)

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Level 2

Dancing:

Introduction to basic dancing steps and manoeuvres

Manuals

Cross steps

No-Comply tricks

Free-riding:

Introduction to the art of going sideways, grip vs. slip

Heelside checks and 180's

Down-hill:

An introduction to downhill, the thrill of speed

Tucking

Slowing down (footbreak / coleman slide)

Downhill safety and awareness (hill management)

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Level 3

Dancing:

Intermediate dancing techniques

Creating dancing and style

Free-riding:

Going faster

Using terrain features

Toeside checks and 180's

Introduction to more advanced freeride tricks

Down-hill:

Taking racing lines

Pre-drifting

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Level 4

Dancing:

Advanced dancing techniques

Constructing longer dancing lines

Using terrains

No-comply trick variations

Free-riding:

Going even faster

Shuv-its

Switch riding

Down-hill:

Cornering in tuck

Riding in a pack and controlling positioning within it

Emergency shut-downs

Taking advanced pre-drifting cornering lines

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Level 5

Dancing:

Refining advanced dancing techniques
Switch riding

Free-riding:

Refining speed checks and 180's in all four directions
Adding in combo-slides E.G. backside 270 wiggle slide-shuvits

Down-hill:

Refining pre-drifts
Refining tucking
Refining racing lines (cones)
Understanding and executing various racing manoeuvres
Secrets to a fast push

About Skates & Ladders

We specialise in teaching all age groups to skateboard. We are largest provider of private skateboard lessons, skateboard birthday parties, and skateboard corporate events in the London. We also work with schools, local councils, after school clubs and the Royal Parks of London.

If you are just visiting, why not try us as an alternative activity to the normal London attractions.

We also have bases in the Home Counties and Cambridge.