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Penny Boarding

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Level 1

Introduction to Penny Boarding:

Understanding your Penny Board. What each part is and what it is called

Safety and learning how to avoid falling

Learning which stance you are, regular or goofy

Learning how to stand on the board

What the best foot positioning is

Learning to push your skateboard

Learning how to stop in the most safe and efficient way

Gaining balance on your skateboard

Awareness of your surroundings and the people around you

Skatepark etiquette (if lesson is being taught in a skatepark)

Basic turning and control of direction

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Level 2

Introduction:

Learning to kickturn on flat

How to carve

Learning to caveman into riding on your board

Learning to pop your board into your hand

Basic skateboarding terminology

Acid dropping of small obstacles

Use of different obstacles in skatepark (if lesson is being taught at a skatepark)

Tic-tac-ing

Getting more comfortable with:

Riding your Penny Board

Stopping

Balance

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Level 3

Introduction:

Going faster and how to get more speed

Basic tricks

Pumping on ramps (if lesson is being taught at skatepark)

Getting more comfortable with:

Riding your Penny Board

Stopping

Balance

Acid drops off of high obstacles

Kickturns

Skateboarding terminology

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Level 4

Introduction:

Frontside kickturns

Going Fakie (travelling backwards)

Learning half-cab kickturns

Hippie jumps

Dropping in (if being taught at a skatepark)

Getting more comfortable with:

Large ramps (If being taught at a skatepark)

Speed

Pumping

Basic tricks

Carving

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Level 5

Introduction:

Shuv-its

Hippie jumps over obstacles

The Ollie

How to use carving to generate speed

Getting more comfortable with:

Frontside kickturns

Going fakie

More advanced pivoting and larger spins

Acid drops

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.