Standing on a skateboard takes skill and balance. Get expert tips and advice on skateboard decks and tricks in this video tutorial. Take action: push off with one foot, keep left foot pointing straight, put both feet on board at a 90 degree angle, and lead with shoulder to maintain balance. Shawn, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, has over twenty years of skateboarding knowledge. He has appeared in Slap, Thrasher and Transworld magazines and his sponsors include Venture Trucks, Ricta Wheels, Roughneck Hardware and FTC Skate shop. Originally from the northeast state of Maine, where good skate spots are hard to find, Shawn loves and appreciates the abundance of skate spots the Bay Area has to offer. Shawn enjoys sharing the art of skateboarding and believes that it is one of the few "sports" that teaches real patience and determination, allows for limitless growth, and nurtures individuality at the same time.