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Basic Skating Skills: How to Turn on a Skateboard

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 3 min read

Once you've learned how to balance on a skateboard and ride in a straight line, your next step is to learn how to turn. You can do this either by leaning with your body or by doing a kickturn. Leaning produces smooth, gradual turns, while a kickturn causes a quick, sharp change in direction.