How to Drop In
As a beginner, dropping into a ramp on a skateboard is one of the scariest – and funnest – things you can try. It’s a rite of passage in the Great Journey Of Skateboarding that every skater needs to learn.
Dropping in may be scary at first, but it’s also very easy. Do it a couple of times and you’ll be wondering what you were ever worried about!
The two things to remember are:
- Dropping in is really easy, and you are going to make it.
- If you don’t commit, you’ll slam and it will hurt. So commit!!!
Find a nice small quarter, bowl or miniramp to start with. Wood hurts less than concrete, and if you do slam you will land on your bum, elbows and maybe head – so if you have any protection, put it on. However, if you just commit 100% first time, there’s no reason to ever crash doing this at all. It’s that easy!
Any board with a kicktail will be perfect for this, we recommend a shorter regular shaped skateboard for all transition skating.