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    Default Vert help

    I'm what you might call a beginner. I can't do any flat ground tricks but I'm getting good at using quarter pipes and wave ramps, so I'm going to focus on the ramps (I think they're more fun anyway). I've set myself the challenge of becoming confident at using a vert ramp by the end of July and I have no idea how to go about getting there. Any advice?
    It is generally preferable to land on the board, as appose to on the ground

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    Besides skate vert every day? Not much to add other than learn to fall right (sliding out of tricks) and get comfortable dropping in.

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    Knee pads, elbow pads, gloves, helmet. Falling right and sliding is 80% of the equation to approach new terrain, but knowng you have some protection adds to the confidence required to go a little bigger and a little bigger. Dropping in is 90% commitment and confidence. Once you get it, you've got it for the most part.

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    Yep, learning how to fall correctly is important. but also, just pump back and forth on a vert ramp until you're comfortable with it. A small vert ramp is not much different than any other quarter/half pipe, except we have this one, it's kind of a different story haha


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    Practice. Get comfortable pumping on a half pipe, kickturns, ect ( If your really new) Try finding the smallest vert ramp to skate and get your practice in for your basic tricks ( axle stall, rock'n'rolls, tail stall)
    If you have a mobile phone you can always youtube trick tutorials for advice at the park. Good luck homie!
    when you fall, you gotta get back up to land the trick.

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    Thanks man!
    It is generally preferable to land on the board, as appose to on the ground

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