Technical analysis


Explanations of techniques, forces and physics

Not everyone wants to ponder the complexity of turning a skateboard. Some are happy to look at a picture, get a little explanation, then jump on a board and try it. I tried to keep the heavy analysis to a minimum in the pages and just explain how to do it. This page is meant for those who are curious to how it all works and are willing to risk a headache due to reading technical jargon and looking at strange diagrams. It could be worse. In skiing a lot of the terms are in French.

Some skating technique may be simple or intuitive to do and explanation may just complicate it. For example, leaning. Complex technique like checking, counter leaning and counter weighting is non intuitive and usually must be explained and practiced.


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