Tips for Better Skateboarding- Excel Faster!
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Tips for Better Skateboarding- Excel Faster!

In over 35 years of skateboarding, I've had some real AH-HA moments. These weren't things I was taught, but discovered.
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Created by Andrew Moore
Last updated 12/2016
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  • 35 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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What Will I Learn?
  • *At the end of my course beginners will have a better understanding of skateboarding, their boards and how to excel faster.
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  • *Students should have their own boards, know how to stand on it, and have a desire to improve their riding.
  • *Just how to stand on a board and basic balance.

Hello Fellow Rider,

"In 2002, in this country, there was an observation that for the first time in America, more kids were actively pursuing skateboarding than baseball." Stephen Baldwin

My name's Andrew Moore and I first started skateboarding in Hawaii as a kid- the first thing I wanted to do was to go as fast as possible. This desire led me to many painful lessons along the way. Let me help you hack your learning curve. :)

Skated; Hawaii, Sacramento, San Francisco, Philippines, Hong Kong, Milwaukee, San Diego, Reno, Portland OR, Seattle, Prague, Valencia Spain, Barcelona, Costa Rica, and most of the skateparks north of Santa Cruz CA, through Oregon and Washington, to the Canadian border.

In this course I outline some of the tips and techniques that I've learned over the years. There have been many times when I've been able to help kids skateparks, skate better. That's what I want to do here. 

Topics include:

  • basics of how to adjust your trucks
  • principle of weight/unweight
  • breathing better
  • excelling faster
  • staying on top
  • how to roll when you fall
  • years of insights and stories
  • the value skateboarding has given to my life
  • my love and appreciation for the art and culture

It's my wish to keep expanding this, and all of my courses. There are many people I'd love to interview, for example... 

If you ever a question, do not hesitate to ask- I love to help. 

Best wishes and smooth streets,


Who is the target audience?
  • *This course is for beginners, but intermediate riders will find value as well.
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Intro To Your Board and Why and How You Set It Up
1 Lecture 09:33

Here I get into some of the basics and not-so-basic parts of the board, and why skaters set things the way they do. Knowing the hows and whys will help you have a deeper understanding of your board and will help you excel faster.

Preview 09:33
The principles of weight/un-weight.
1 Lecture 13:22

The principle of weight/unweight is an important one in skateboarding. It is 'Physics', but a strange example of a couple of things happening at once. I see it as one of the things that makes skateboarding special as a sport (art).

Preview 13:22
How to approach your learning.
1 Lecture 11:43

Your attitude is (always) everything. Ever notice how sometimes you have a bad day that just gets worse? This is dangerous in skateboarding. Cement is unforgiving. Masonite burns. And if you're not having fun, why bother doing anything. Much of what I've learned skateboarding can easily be extrapolated out into how you choose to live your life. Consider this...

A positive approach to learning.
Some of My History with Skateboarding
1 Lecture 00:12
States of Grace Podcast 017
1 Lecture 01:45

Here's a little piece I wrote up for all of you. I'm calling this Kick/Push. Check it out and you'll know what I mean. I hope it's a new concept for you. I was about 17 when I discovered this fact...

How to Fall
1 Lecture 02:41
How to Fall
About the Instructor
Andrew Moore
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Writer, Artist, Coach, Teacher & Lang. School Director

Hello students and new friends,

Nice to meet you! 

First and foremost, I am here to share, to help you learn things that might not be found anywhere else. As I consider all of the things I am able to teach about, I'm enjoying distilling them to the most useful ideas and actions for you to learn and successfully implement.

Some of the things I've done:

*U.S. Navy Veteran

*Heald Business College; San Francisco

*U.C. Davis; Web Dev. Certified

*TEFL Certified

*Many high-end Real Estate Assistant positions (appraisal, management, sales, commercial and residential), also nationally certified Home Inspector.

*I've ran clubs, driven taxi, cut salmon in Alaska, skateboarded with the best in S.F., fought forest fires (cert. chainsaws), and etc.- see below.,

*I produce my own music to perform and for my videos- all in Ableton Live with the APC 40 Controller. 

*I've DJed in 4 countries, 3 Burningman festivals, and as the sole DJ, in front of former Czech President Vaclav Havel at the 2004 Cows on Parade art opening in Prague. I lived there for a number of years and Directed a Language School. Here my emails started to become long descriptive missives. 

*In Valencia Spain, I taught the highest level of Cambridge English, was offered assistant Directorship, but declined. Had an art showing of my Photo-Shop work and drawings on my birthday- and continued to play and produce music. In Spain, I really started to write and my books started to take form. 

*Moved to Costa Rica and developed, produced and sold a licensed bio-diesel company named; Viento Verde and continued to dj and write. 

*Returned to the U.S., and successfully flipped houses in Portland OR and continued to write. I did not play music once in Portland, but took lessons from the only certified Ableton instructor in town. 

*Bought 2.7 acres on Mt. Shasta at 6,000' and built an off-grid home, mostly of my design and successfully sold that project. 

*On Mt Shasta, I self-published a 250K word book: Motor- Forward- Motion-. Now in the process of breaking it back up into the 4 books that it really is- and writing the closing 5th, of the series.

*Got married- on the mountain. Got divorced- off the mountain, and paid dearly for it. 

*Bought a 1988 Dodge Xplorer with 52K miles and in pristine condition, and drove to TX to check out Austin (and shoot video). 8,000 miles in 8 weeks.

*Now settled and working in Austin TX. Building my classes and podcast, producing music.  Loving art, culture and the wonderful people (and food) now around me.

*I am here to help. I've had a very unique 45 years on this planet. Almost 10 of those years were spent teaching, and I enjoyed it immensely. Now I want to share my particular experiences and insights, in an effort to help people become the best they can- as I continue to learn.

I look forward to hearing from you.

My best, always,

Andrew D. Moore