How should I learn to ride RipStiks

Ride a wave board - methodical application

Prerequisites for doing a street surfing wave board:

In order to be able to ride your wave board, you first have to think about or determine which of your stronger feet can take over the function of the leading foot on the wave board.
Usually it is Foot of the talus, which has the greater power and thus fulfills the better requirements for guiding the wave board.
If you are unsure which your leading foot is, imagine that you are playing soccer. With which Foot shoots you?
You still don't know Then put yourself with me put together feet on the floor and hold yours Knees slightly bent. Look straight ahead and now let your practice partner take care of you nudge gently from the back to the front.
We hope you'll do one right away Lungeto intercept you. 😉
The foot you did the lunge with is your best guide foot and should be on the front platform of your waveboard.

Technology of the waveboard:

All waveboards have one Front and a back and is through the inclined Arrangement of his Caster Directional, which means that it is only available in a direction moves.

Start with the wave board:

Position the front foot: For the first attempts at driving, the waveboard is on a level, preferably a very flat one slightly sloping surface in the direction of travel placed. Now the leading foot placed on the front platform of the Waveboard during the rear foot still on firm ground stands. It is important to ensure that the leading Feet nice and straight the Corrugation arranged towards the center of the waveboard covers.

Sources of error: Snowboarders and surfers often make the mistake of their own Foot sloping place on the wave board. Skateboarders try it in Longitudinal direction of the streetsurfing wave board.

Raising the wave board: Now raise the wave board by pulling Pressure on the toes give. The platform of the waveboard should now parallel to the ground be aligned.

Drive off:

Set yours back foot close to your wave board, push yourself hard once with your back leg in the direction of travel and, as soon as the wave board rolls, stand the rear foot centered on the rear platform of the waveboard. Make sure that the rear foot also adopts a similar position as the guide foot.

Keep going:

As soon as you stand and roll on the wave board, you go bend slightly and keep your upper body in a straight, upright position. Now start by twisting the Shoulder back and forthto get a regular movement from the hip, with the back foot bobbing on the toe and heel in sync with the shoulder movement. This creates the momentum for the Ride a wave board.

Posture on the wave board:

In order to be able to drive safely with the wave board, it is important that you always pay attention to the correct posture. Ride with your knees slightly bent, because straight legs prevent good balance and quick reactions.
Hold your Upper body straight and upright. Stand in the middle of the wave board and do not twist your upper body in the direction of travel. So you have more momentum to drive.
You can also lose your balance quickly if you do your Upper body too much forwards, backwards, in the direction of travel or in the opposite direction lean.

Driving curves with the wave board:

The guide foot takes over the steering by exerting pressure on the front waveboard platform with your toes or heels. The Toes take over the frontside curve, the Heel the backside curve. By turning both wave board platforms in opposite directions, you can drive a very tight curve.

Braking with the Streetsurfing Waveboard:

With the Waveboard you can brake in a very simple way: by getting off!
Practice with both feet put pressure on your toes at the same time off to the waveboard fold forward and with short, safe ones Steps forward to descend.
When driving faster you should use the wave board initially across the direction of travel to bring the momentum to Jump off and run out better to take with you.

Here you can get more information about wave board tricks such as the ollie.